November 8, 2007 -- General Cable has issued a series of product guides describing the company's Carol brand low skew UTP and home entertainment cables, and its coaxial cable products.
The company's Carol Brand Low Skew Product Bulletin showcases its range of low skew UTP cables, manufactured for RGB video and digital CCTV cameras and designed to deliver high quality video transmission signals. The company notes that video transmission requires large amounts of information to be delivered with precise timing and minimal skew delay in order to allow for a smooth, clear picture. The company maintains that while the basic elements of its low skew cable construction are similar to a UTP cable (i.e. a Category cable) used for data transmission, the design of the cable's pair twists "is the secret to delivering information in a manner necessary for streaming high-quality video." According to the company, while Category cable utilizes different twist rates to minimize crosstalk during data transmission, the low skew cable has the same twist rate for each of the pairs so the information can arrive "at the exact same time."
The company's Carol Brand Command Series Home Entertainment Cables product bulletin available includes a range of products, including studio-, premium- and commercial-grade speaker cables, rubber jacketed microphone cable, and RGB cables for home theater and video interconnect applications. The product bulletin also highlights the company's Oxygen-Free Speaker Cables (OFC), billed as "highly flexible and available in a wide variety of options for in-wall use for home theaters as well as high-definition applications." (The OFC cables are defined as 99.95% pure, as opposed to Tough Pitch Copper (ETP), which is classified as 99.9% to 99.94% oxygen-free and provides the same level of conductivity as the OFC cables.)
Finally, the company's Coaxial Cable Solutions Guide features its complete line of Carol Brand coaxial cables, designed to enable high-speed, wide-bandwidth electronics products to run over long distances with minimal signal loss or degradation. The company says the guide provides options for the right coaxial cable used by professional installers to serve every application, including: CATV/MATV/DBS; HDTV/SDI; and CCTV. The products are approved for plenum and riser applications as well as for common, general purpose designs.