HSN picks KRONE system for campus upgrade

June 19, 2002
June 19, 2002 -- Three-year project will upgrade St. Petersburg network

The TV shopping network, HSN, has chosen the KRONE Inc. TrueNet Structured Cabling System to upgrade its campus computer network in Florida.

HSN, a division of USA Interactive, is launching a three-year project to upgrade its St. Petersburg, Fla. campus from Category 3 cabling to both Category 5e and Category 6. KRONE, a wholly-owned subsidiary of GenTek Inc., will provide a complete end-to-end solution for the HSN project with its TrueNet Structured Cabling System.

The campus sits on 53 acres and encompasses 11 buildings that house 1.4 million square feet of office, production studio and warehouse space. In addition to the TrueNet 5e and 6T structured cabling systems, KRONE is slated to provide optical fiber cabling and connectivity components, as well as building entrance protection between buildings to support the campus' network.

"We are confident that our state-of-the-art TrueNet cabling system will allow us to guarantee superior network performance and through-put for the HSN campus," says Ron Lowy, chief operating officer of KRONE Group.

KRONE, a wholly owned subsidiary of GenTek Inc., manufactures cable and connectivity solutions for enterprise and public networks. For more information visit www.kroneamericas.com.

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