General Cable among first to achieve UL's power over HDBaseT (POH) certification
Friday, May 19, 2017
General Cable (NYSE: BGC) is pleased to announce the acquisition of the first Underwriters Laboratories’ (UL) Power over HDBaseT (PoH) Cable Certification and compliance with HDBaseT electrical performance standards for the GenSPEED® 10 MTP™ Thin-Profile Category 6A (Plenum) Cable.

HDBaseT technology provides the capability of simplifying audio visual deployment in commercial and residential applications by combining full ultra-HD digital video, audio, 100BaseT Ethernet, various control signals and up to 100 Watts of power onto a single 100 meter 4-pair communications cable. UL tests the cables in accordance with a new UL Outline of Investigation for PoH Cables (UL4299) ensuring the compliance of cabling to the standards while simplifying and streamlining the deployment of this technology.

“At General Cable we pride ourselves on understanding our customers’ needs today as well as how they will change in the future,” said Matt Gentile, North America Data Communications Business Unit Leader, General Cable. “As the Internet of Things (IoT) evolves, more and more complex applications will be brought onto the network and powered by a category cable. Because of this, we are thrilled to partner with UL to certify the performance and safety of our GenSPEED MTP products in PoH applications. This certification will ensure our partners that their infrastructure will meet the needs of the ever-evolving IoT landscape for the life of the installation,” added Gentile.

General Cable manufactures a wide range of high performance GenSPEED® Brand copper data communications cables and NextGen® Brand fiber optic cables.

About General Cable

General Cable (NYSE:BGC), with headquarters in Highland Heights, Kentucky, is a global leader in the development, design, manufacture, marketing and distribution of aluminum, copper and fiber optic wire and cable products for the energy, communications, industrial, construction and specialty markets. General Cable is one of the largest wire and cable manufacturing companies in the world, operating manufacturing facilities in its core geographical markets, and has sales representation and distribution worldwide.

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