ADC to launch high-performance copper and fiber products for reliable HD backbone and patching at NAB2006

April 24, 2006

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MINNEAPOLIS -- ADC (NASDAQ:ADCT) (, the market leader for audio, video, and data patching products for the Broadcast and Entertainment industry, today announced that the company will exhibit its industry-leading solutions at the NAB2006 conference and exhibition in Las Vegas, NV. ADC's full range of solutions for DTV, mobile HDTV, HD fiber, IPTV and IP will be on display at NAB in booth #C6526, April 24-27, 2006.

The theme for this year's NAB is the "Immediate Future" and that means HD. HDTV and digital audio provide the ultimate entertainment experience, and many of the world's leading broadcasters turn to ADC for high-performance copper and fiber products that ensure reliable HD backbone and patching, in areas that include: analog and digital audio patching, analog and high-definition video patching, high-performance connectivity (BNC's, F's, RCA's), high-definition triax camera connectors, copper and fiber main distribution systems, IPTV products and IP Infrastructure products, and RF signal distribution products for satellite uplinks/downlinks and CATV headends.

"As the broadcast industry evolves from analog service to a digital broadcast world, the need has never been greater to route more signals between more devices with greater bandwidth. High-performance and reliable components are required for next-generation signal routing, where greater bandwidth must accommodate HD signals and multicast SD channels," said Jeff Peters, program manager of the broadcast, entertainment, and cable products for ADC. "All of ADC's products are designed for outstanding performance in real world situations. Our engineers understand typical industry applications and create products to solve the difficult problems other manufacturers prefer to overlook. From our durable performance driven patchbays and jackfields to our precision jacks and connectors, consistent quality is the hallmark of everything ADC produces. Everything at ADC is built to last, from the corrosion-resistant nickel plating on our patch plugs, to the tough steel chassis of our patch panels."

ADC will launch several new products at NAB, including:

UniPatch(R) GigE

This is a professional grade normal-through Gigabit (Cat5E rated 1000 baseT) patching system designed for demanding professional environments where frequent patching and higher density is required. The system features a high-density 32-port normalled through card frame system to patented ADC-Krone Direct-Edge LSA plus termination system. The system uses a unique Mil Spec switching contact and is rated for 30,000 insertions/withdrawals.

Super High-Density Coax (SHDC)

The SHDC is a super-high-density patching system designed for AES audio, 5.1 and 7.1 audio applications where coax medium is preferred but space is critical. The 1.5 rack space panel features 4X48 coax ports (96 circuits) with a unique patent-pending switchable termination feature that allows the user to select or deselect a 75-Ohm termination function on each circuit pair. The normal through system is also available in a straight-through option for tie-line panels and applications where normals are not required. The SHDC is rated for digital audio and SDI video up to 1GHz, and features screwless mounting, and 10,000 insertions/withdrawals. The system features ADC's patented push-pull LCP connector technology on the backplane, making installation faster and easier than traditional BNC, F or other connector types. LCPs terminate just like a BNC using standard BNC tooling, making the transition easier than ever.

ProAx (TM) Universal Series

At NAB, ADC introduces a new universal backshell for all USA format triax connectors that is over 1" shorter, is easier to terminate than the standard backshell, and is compatible with the Global weather protection boots. In addition, the new D-Series and J-Series camera-mount bulkhead connectors for compatibility with Damar & Hagen and Tajimi style triax connectors will also be on display.

Pro Patch(TM) Programmable Longframe

ADC is introducing a Longframe (BPO) version of the successful Pro Patch Programmable audio patch bay. The new Longframe Version features a high-density 2X32 configuration without having to use special patch cords (a standard density 2X24 version is also available). Based on the successful Bantam version, the new Longframe system features fully WECO compliant springs with gold crossbars and self-cleaning action. The 7-position DIP switch allows the user to change circuit normals and grounds without having to fumble with cumbersome Berg straps or jumpers. In addition, the fully Mil compliant DIP switches feature internal gold contacts and are completely sealed from moisture and humidity making them the ideal choice for demanding mobile environments. The new Longframe retains the patented features of the original Bantam system including individual front-access circuit programmability with a DIP switch, light weight and a unique escutcheon kit that enables a standard 1-rack pane l to be converted to a 1.5-rack space panel with larger designations. Rear termination options include the Edac 120, 90, 56 and 3-pin options as well as an all-new QCP punchdown version.

Dual Link Patchcord for 4:4:4 HD Signals

ADC introduces a new "Dual Link TM" patch cords for use with 4:4:4 HD signal configuration. The midsize Dual Link patch cords feature an A and B patch in one molded housing.

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