InfoComm 2012: Gepco Unveils New Products, Consumer Tools
Gepco International (InfoComm Booth #C10916), an industry-leading brand in professional audio and video interconnect products, in enjoyed a very busy InfoComm show in Las Vegas this week. GThe company introduced a new line of powered cables, demonstrated a new line of flexible ruggedized fiber optic cables, and unveiled two new consumer tools: the Mobile Web Reference Tool and the Online Panel Designer.
RunONE Powered Cables
The Gepco Brand RunONE Powered Cables combine audio and power, along with optional data, under a single durable, yet flexible jacket. With multiple uses for corporations, DJs, lighting rigs and tours, RunONE allows the user to pull a single cable in place of multiple cables, providing a portable and neat solution that saves time and hassle.
Each RunONE cable combines one channel of power with two, eight or 12 channels of 110 Ohm balanced audio for line level, mic level or digital AES audio signals and can be used with self-powered speakers or in DMX lighting control. Additional configurations of RunONE include two channels of Category 5e cable that can be used for data drops in remote power and audio applications. Snakes with optional data can also be used for digital audio transmission while sending power to Front of House (FOH) for remote locations. Shielding around the power channels eliminates power noise from interrupting the audio/data signal, ensuring high-quality performance.
TactiFlex Fiber Optic Cables
Designed for portable applications in harsh environments, the new Gepco Brand TactiFlex Flexible Ruggedized Fiber Optic Cables are tough and lightweight, yet more flexible than standard ruggedized fiber cables on the market.
Unique to TactiFlex fiber optic cables is a polyurethane outer jacket that is 30 percent more flexible while remaining abrasion-, chemical- and cut-resistant. For further damage protection and mechanical isolation, the 125µm single-mode fiber elements are coated with a 900µm, hard elastomeric, tight buffer. Available with either single-mode or multi-mode fiber, TactiFlex cables are currently offered in a distribution-type construction, which uses an aramid strength member filler for exceptional strength.
Mobile Web Reference Tool
Equipped with a competitor cross reference and a product directory, the Mobile Web Reference is designed to allow users to quickly and easily find Gepco Brand equivalent products and their specs from anywhere, at any time.
The tool simplifies the process to spec Gepco cables in a job or project. A user can navigate to http://xref.gepco.com on his or her mobile web browser, click the Start button and submit a competing part number to find the Gepco Brand equivalent.
Online Panel Designer
From wall plates to custom rack-mountable chassis, Gepco has long been able to produce almost any type of custom panel for Broadcast or Professional A/V applications. Now Gepco will also provide a time-saving, visual interface for designing custom panels.
Gepco’s Panel Designer will allow the user to choose the panel type, size, material, finish, connectors and lettering options so the user can quickly and easily submit his or her custom panel for a quote or order. Expandable menus provide easy reference for the multitude of connectors available, while the drag and drop interface makes designing a panel simple.