VTG Holdings Introduces New A/V Bulk Wire

VTG Holdings, an audio interfacing and cable equipment manufacturer, is now making its entry into the video and broadcast markets by announcing its new A/V Bulk Wire and AES/EBU Digital Bulk Wire, wh 5/26/2004 8:00 AM Eastern

VTG Holdings, an audio interfacing and cable equipment manufacturer,is now making its entry into the video and broadcast markets byannouncing its new A/V Bulk Wire and AES/EBU Digital Bulk Wire, whichwill be on display at InfoComm 2004 (June 3-5) at booth #4565. Bothwires are ideal for a variety of cabling solutions and are available incompletely custom, made-to-order specifications. The A/V Bulk Wire andthe AES/EBU Digital Bulk Wire are distributed by the VTG BroadcastGroup and are also available through Rapco International and HorizonMusic Inc. Both wires are California Proposition 65-compliant and arelead and cadmium free.

“The Electronic News Gathering wire is designed to run onstageor in the field, for live broadcasts or any other application requiringa high level of confidence and dependable audio/videotransmission,” said Cody May, director of engineering, VTGCorporation. “The ENG wire comes standard with four audio pairsand six video coaxial cables that are all color-coded and containedwithin one jacket. However, clients can also custom-design this cableto have 10 audio and 10 video or any other combination—we canbuild it to their specification.”

Key features and specifications of the A/V (ENG) Bulk Wire includecommercial or non-commercial venue productions, four pairs of 22 AWGstranded tinned copper; polypropylene insulated, shielded and jacketed;six video coaxial cables; overall PVC jacketed; electronic newsgathering (ENG) cable; lead and cadmium free in accordance withCalifornia Prop. 65; custom specifications and designs available.

“The AES/EBU digital wire was designed to meet the AES3 PHYstandard,” continues May. “Manufacturing the cables, plugsand terminating it all in-house provides us with significantadvantages. This allows us to control the levels of attenuation,crosstalk, resistance, product life and other metrics detrimental forhigh quality audio performance. The end result is a superior cableassembly. The wire is for AES/EBU digital audio applications where youneed to connect a console or router to any other source or destination,such as a digital recorder. It is a 24-gauge cable that comes in two,four, six, eight, 12 or 16 pairs, so regardless of the application, wehave a cable that meets nearly every requirement. Again, unlike mostother cable manufacturing companies that only sell a fixed line ofcabling, we have the unique ability to change our manufacturingdirection to build custom-designed cables for even small runs.“

The A/V (ENG) Bulk Wire and AES/EBU Digital Bulk Wire are availablethrough VTG Broadcast Group, Rapco International and Horizon MusicInc., and can be ordered toll free at 800/769-0748. For moreinformation about this product, please contact VTG Holdings at

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