Profile: Optical Cable Corp (OCC.OQ)
18 Jun 2013
Optical Cable Corporation (OCC), incorporated in 1983, is a manufacturer of a range of fiber optic and copper data communications cabling and connectivity solutions for the enterprise market, offering a range of warranted products, which operate as a system solution or seamlessly integrate with other providers’ offerings. OCC’s product offerings include designs for uses ranging from commercial, enterprise network, datacenter, residential and campus installations to customized products for specialty applications and harsh environments, including military, industrial, mining and broadcast applications. OCC products include fiber optic and copper cabling, fiber optic and copper connectors, specialty fiber optic and copper connectors, fiber optic and copper patch cords, racks, cabinets, datacom enclosures, patch panels, face plates, multi-media boxes, and other cable and connectivity management accessories. During the fiscal year ended October 31, 2011 (fiscal 2011), it had a global customer base, selling in over 50 countries. The representative types of end-users of its fiber optic cables and copper and fiber optic connectivity products, include commercial institutions, government agencies, industrial and manufacturing facilities, cable assembly houses, military, educational institutions and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).
Fiber Optic Cable Products
The Company designs, manufactures, markets and sells a range of fiber optic cables that provide transmission of data, video and voice communications over short- to moderate-distances. Its fiber optic cable product offering includes designs for uses ranging from commercial, enterprise network, datacenter, residential and campus installations to customized products for specialty applications and harsh environments, including military, industrial, mining and broadcast applications. It produces fiber optic cables for specialized installations, including hybrid and composite cables and cables with specialty fibers. It can armor fiber optic cables for further protection in certain installations. It offers cables suitable for underground or overhead installations. For overhead installations, it offers several self-supporting fiber optic cables, as well as aerial messenger cables, which feature self-supporting messengered construction.
The Company has fiber optic cables available in several flammability ratings. It offers hybrid and composite fiber optic cables combining different types of optical fiber and/or copper wires, with copper wires being used as power feeds or to facilitate the transition from copper wire to optical fiber-based systems. Its composite cables include a range of security cables, which combine copper power feeds with optical fiber in the cables making them particularly well suited for surveillance cameras and other specialty applications. It also offers specialty fiber optic cables, such as for use in military ground tactical, industrial (including tray cables), mining, deployable broadcast, oil and gas, festoon, pierside and high density datacenter applications. Its product offering includes fiber optic cables for specialty applications, such as the United StatesDepartment of Defense MIL-PRF-85045/8A and the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence Def-Stan 60-1, Part 3 qualifications for military ground tactical fiber optic cable; Det Norske Veritas (DNV) type for marine shipboard and offshore platform applications; the United States Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) approval for use in mines; and American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) type approved cables. It also offers its customers a range of customized constructions to meet their specific communication needs.
Copper Datacom Cable Products
The Company markets and sells a range of copper datacom cables, including unshielded twisted pair (UTP) and shielded twisted pair (ScTP and FTP constructions), in Category 5e, Category 6 and Category 6a performance ratings.
Fiber Optic and Copper Enterprise Connectivity Products
The Company designs, manufactures, markets and sells fiber optic and copper connectivity components for use in a range of commercial, military, harsh environment and residential applications. The Company’s fiber optic and copper passive enterprise connectivity products include fiber optic enterprise connectivity products, copper enterprise connectivity products, rack solutions and residential systems. Its fiber optic enterprise connectivity products provide a range of fiber distribution solutions for the equipment room, the telecommunication closet, the datacenter and the workstation. Its product offering includes wall mount enclosures, rack mount enclosures, pre-terminated enclosures, patch panels, connectors, splice trays, fiber optic jumpers, plug and play cassette modules, pre-terminated fiber optic cable assemblies, adapters, and accessories. Its copper enterprise connectivity products offer customers a range of copper connectivity components for the equipment room, the telecommunications closet, the datacenter and the workstation. Its products include category compliant plugs and jacks, patch cords, faceplates, surface mounted boxes, distribution and multimedia boxes, patch panels, cable assemblies, cable organizers, and other wiring products. Its product offering includes shielded and unshielded products and products suitable for certain telco applications. It offers a range of network, data storage and telecommunications management systems for commercial and residential use.
The Company’s product line includes data cabinets, wall-mount enclosures, horizontal and vertical cable management systems and open frame relay racks. These products meet the demands of all network segments, including local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), metro co-location, point of purchases (POPs) and gateways. Its products serve the equipment, cross-connect and termination needs for copper, fiber optic and coaxial multi-media applications. Its offering includes the Home Axcess product line, a range of wiring products consisted of enclosures, modules and modular outlets designed for dwelling and multiple dwelling residential use. By utilizing its products, customers obtain method for networking, customizing and distributing all of the electronic services in the home, including voice, data, video, audio and security, all managed from its central location.
Applied Interconnect Systems Products
The Company designs, manufactures, markets and sells specialty fiber optic connectors and connectivity components, certain ruggedized copper datacom connectors, and related systems and solutions for the military and harsh environment applications. For deployable applications, it manufactures a range of tactical fiber optic connectors. For fixed fiber optic or applications requiring optical fiber and copper connections in the same connector, it manufactures the F-Link family of connector products. It fabricates a range of simplex, duplex and multi-channel fiber optic assemblies for applications as varied as mining, oil & gas, broadcast, industrial and military. Its product offering includes deployable reel systems and ruggedized RJ-45 connectors.
The Company competes with Corning Cabling Systems, General Cable, Belden, Nexans, CommScope, Leviton, Ortronics/Legrand and Panduit.
Optical Cable Corp
5290 Concourse Drive
ROANOKE VA 24019