Draka USA and Molex Premise Networks announce technology alliance

Apr. 17, 2001--Helix/HiTemp Cables and Chromatic Technologies, together with Molex Premise Networks will unveil their strategic technology alliance developed to offer a complete and fully warranted fiber and copper end-to-end structured cabling solutions for datacom applications.

At BICSI Spring Conference (Las Vegas, NV), May 6-10, Helix/HiTemp Cables and Chromatic Technologies, subsidiaries of Draka USA (Franklin, MA), together with Molex Premise Networks (Hudson, NH) will unveil their strategic technology alliance, Draka Molex Cabling Systems. This unique system solution will offer a complete and fully warranted fiber and copper end-to-end structured cabling solutions for datacom applications.

Draka Molex Cabling Systems will address real network performance as characterized in an installed high-speed environment with a system that has been tested and verified to support a myriad of applications as well as addressing protocols. Draka Molex Cabling Systems will address bandwidth issues that affect voice, data and video intensive technologies for today as well as those of tomorrow. Together the solution will meet all links and channel performance and products will be tested and verified to comply with the recognized global standards such as EIA/TIA, ISO IEC 11801, IEEE, ANSI and ATM Forum as well as those of tomorrow.

This high degree of reliability allows Draka Molex Cabling Systems to offer a 25-year Applications Assurance and Extended Product Warranty on all passive connectivity products. One point of contact is provided for all components covered by the warranty.

More information about Draka Molex Cabling System will be available at BICSI, Booths #90 and #142, and at the press conference in their suite at the Mandalay Bay, Tuesday, May 8, 4 p.m.

About Draka:

The Draka USA companies -- Helix/HiTemp Cables, Inc., and Chromatic Technologies, Inc. -- offer copper and fiber optic cable configurations including coax, UTP, STP in plenum or non-plenum, and multi-fiber breakout or loose tube, single or multi-mode for backbone and horizontal applications. For more information, visit www.drakausa.com.

About Molex:

Molex Premise Networks, part of an interconnection products manufacturer, offers unique end-to-end products from the outlets to the distribution frames, which encompass copper and fiber components. For more information, visit www.molexpn.com.

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