April 2007
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New Construction of Adventum™ Indoor/Outdoor Tight Buffer Fiber Optic Cable (Patent Pending)

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New Holland, PA – April 23, 2007 – Berk-Tek, a Nexans Company, one of the leading copper and fiber optic cabling manufacturers, announces a new indoor/outdoor fiber optic drop cable, specifically for security and FTTx, including MDU/MTU, applications.

The Adventum ATx -- ATR (Riser Rated) or ATP (Plenum Rated) cables -- are available in one or two tight-buffered fibers in a loose tube cable design, incorporating DryGel technology, the industry’s first all-dry water-blocking system. Significant cost reductions over traditional indoor/outdoor installation methods are realized as this cable performs well in wide temperature and environmental conditions -- as an outside plant or indoors through risers or plenum areas. No transition points are required.

Fiber optic cable is often used in security applications due to its extended distances, immunity to EMI and other interferences, and superior signal integrity. The smaller design and flexibility of this cable makes installing and terminating in these deployments quicker and easier and eliminates strand waste. “We have, in effect, designed a tight buffer cable with all the benefits of a loose tube cable,” explains Beni Blell, RCDD, Fiber Optic Product Business Manager for Berk-Tek. “Whereas, this new two-fiber Adventum cable was developed to specifically address a CCTV application, this is also ideal for Multiple Dwelling Units (MDUs) where long runs in non-dedicated pathways are common and requires the cable to be robust enough to be pulled with up to 300 lbs alongside coax, UTP, POTS, and power cables,” he adds.

Control Solutions, Inc This new series of Adventum cables is patent pending and is now a standard stock item available through distribution with riser and plenum ratings and in multimode or single-mode fiber constructions. The cable features GIGAlite™ premium fibers and can also be built using GIGAlite™-10XB fiber, the industry’s highest performing laser optimized 50-micron fiber. In addition, no buffer tube fan-out kits are required and direct termination with any field installable connector is enabled. This cable is also available with one or both ends pre-terminated by Berk-Tek, as well as with optional Interlocking Armor.

About Berk-Tek, A Nexans Company
For more than 45 years, Berk-Tek has been a leading manufacturer of more than 100 different network copper and fiber optic cable products. The company has led in the development of high-performance and enhanced fiber optic and UTP cables designed to transport high-speed data and voice transmissions. Berk-Tek has major manufacturing facilities at New Holland, PA, Fuquay-Varina, NC and Elm City, NC. For more information, visit www.berktek.com.

About Nexans
Nexans, the worldwide leader in the cable industry, brings an extensive range of advanced copper and optical fiber cable solutions to the infrastructure, industry and building markets for telecommunications and energy networks. With an industrial presence in 29 countries and commercial activities worldwide, Nexans employs employs 21,000 people and had sales in 2006 of $10 billion. Nexans is listed on the Paris stock exchange as NEX. Visit www.nexans.com.


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