APA Intros OSP Pedestal for FTTP

APA Cables & Networks announces line of non-metallic pedestals engineered for any FTTP architecture

November 16, 2004

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MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- APA Cables & Networks (APACN), a leader in fiber management solutions and wholly owned subsidiary of APA Enterprises (NASDAQ: APAT), today announced its line of non-metallic pedestals engineered for any Fiber-to-the-Premise (FTTP) architecture. The APACN non-metallic Fiber Distribution Pedestal (FDP) is the result of a combined design effort by APACN and Emerson Network Power, Energy Systems North America (formerly Marconi Communications), a worldwide designer and manufacturer of leading edge Outside Plant (OSP) enclosures.

The Fiber Distribution Pedestal is a cost-effective flexible solution that allows for patching, splicing and splitting in a single unit. Each pedestal stores feeder and distribution splices, splitters, connectors and slack cable neatly and compactly, minimizing the risk of fiber damage. Providing easy access to fiber drops while protecting loose fiber optic cables, the Fiber Distribution Pedestal solution is ideal when network integrity must be maintained in the Passive Optical Network (PON). In its baseline configuration, the APACN Fiber Distribution Pedestal offers the industry's lowest cost solution at under $20.00 per home served.

The non-metallic Fiber Distribution Pedestal design assures the product will not rust or corrode and limits the risk of chipping and fading. To strengthen the pedestal's reliability against environmental elements such as floods, fire, dirt, earthquakes and pests, the product line has gone through the harsh requirements for GR-13 testing that guarantees strength, rigidity and security.

"Emerson Network Power and APA Cables & Networks are offering the FTTP marketplace a pedestal solution that is best-in-class. The Fiber Distribution Pedestal is a direct result of the teamwork that both companies have invested," commented Dave Smith, President, Emerson Network Power, Energy Systems, North America.

APA Cables & Networks Inc.

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