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PCT International Introduces New Generation of Coaxial Cable; 'Triton' Brand Enables Easy Installs, Breakthrough Performance
28th October, 2009

PCT International, a leading worldwide manufacturer of last mile and access network solutions for broadband communications networks, today announced the first significant coaxial drop cable innovation in more than 10 years

At the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers Cable-Tec Expo, the cable industry's leading technology show, PCT International today unveiled its patent-pending "Triton" design that simplifies installation; increases network integrity service quality; and extends the ability of the cable to maintain peak performance standards over its service life.

Created to combine the advantages of various existing proven cable architectures, the Triton cable incorporates innovative construction techniques, including a new foil design. The resulting cable maintains the physical profile and ease of installation of smaller diameter cables, while providing the protection against noise and signal loss that characterize larger cable construction.

The Triton design is available in standard, tri-shield and quad-shield configurations. PCT International is demonstrating the Triton cable at its booth (13089) at the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo next month in Denver.

"In the industry's zeal to create a faster, more flexible network architecture, it's often easy to overlook the coaxial cable itself," said Steve Youtsey, president and CEO of PCT International. "PCT International's philosophy has been that every part of the cable infrastructure contributes to overall network integrity, and no individual element can be taken for granted. This philosophy is the cornerstone of our 'hardening-the-drop' solution, our product designs and our innovations. Triton cable is emblematic of our dedication to innovate in every area to provide our customers with the best possible network performance."

"With the increase in advanced services like DOCSISŪ 3.0 and HDTV, ensuring that subscribers receive the best possible signal is more important than ever," said Steve Craddock, a senior technical advisor who will join PCT International as CTO in January. "Triton has been uniquely designed to deliver the superior performance consumers desire, while providing operators with longer service life and a more efficient installation that saves time and minimizes misconnections."

A key part of PCT International's tap-to-set top box solution for "hardening the drop," Triton cable is designed for extended use in harsh environments. In testing conducted by PCT International, the additional foil layer has provided a 20dB improvement in preventing signal egress after 10,000 flexes when compared to competitors' cables.

Like all PCT International coaxial designs, Triton cable features dry, anti-corrosion technology; low-loss physical foam HDPE dielectric for superior electrical performance; and the ability to withstand temperatures as low as minus-40 Celsius. In addition, Triton cable jackets maintain the same industry-leading UV stability that is characteristic of PCT International cable designs.

About PCT International

PCT International, Inc. and its holding company, Andes Industries, Inc., is a leading worldwide manufacturer of last-mile solutions for broadband communication networks. PCT focuses on innovative, integrated and cost-effective approaches that allow service providers to improve system integrity and expansion of their service offerings. PCT's portfolio includes transmission and connectivity products for the broadband, CATV, satellite and structured wiring markets. PCT is headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, and has over 1,500 employees. PCT maintains multi-international locations to support worldwide manufacturing, logistics, and distribution of its products and services.

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