Liberty Wire & Cable Showcases New Active Plates, Offers Multiple Solutions for Extending AV Signals

Featuring Built-In Amplifiers, Boosters and Repeaters, New PanelCrafters Products Improve Design Flexibility While Saving Installers Time and Money

CEDIA EXPO, DENVER, CO., Sept. 14, 2006 - Liberty Wire & Cable, worldwide supplier of a broad range of wire and cable products for the audio/video trade, including custom installers and systems integrators, showcases a broad new selection of Active Plates and Panels at the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA) Expo 2006, beginning here today.


Liberty's new Active Plates and Panels, developed for the company's PanelCrafters division, extend the distance electronic signals can travel without degradation. Ingeniously designed to solve installation challenges and improve performance, they promise installers enhanced design flexibility as well as dramatic savings in both time and expense.

Liberty's broad selection of Active Plates are equipped as needed with powered amplifiers, signal boosters and HDMI repeaters to serve the needs of AV professionals who must increasingly deal with a greater variety of AV signals in more demanding environments. Such factors as signal type, wire quality, and other connections in the signal path, can adversely affect signal quality and strength. DVI, HDMI and USB signals, for example, are greatly reduced when transmitted more than 15 feet.

Liberty's Digital, VGA, USB and HDMI Active Plates and Panels, coupled with the company's in -depth technical expertise, provide an ideal solution for AV professionals who need to extend the distance an electronic signal can travel without degradation, in both digital and analog environments. All Liberty's active products are fabricated from high -quality aluminum, and designed to fit perfectly into all standard -size junction boxes.

In addition to superb plate construction and design flexibility, PanelCrafters offers the most streamlined and accurate proofing process in the industry. Proofs are consistent between Liberty's on -line quoting programs, and quotes produced by PanelCrafters staff. PanelCrafters up -front proofing process makes the quote -to -order process fast and easy. Up -front proofing ensures that plates are produced exactly as requested and always on time.

Liberty's new Active Plates & Panels are available now from authorized Liberty dealers. They can be seen with Liberty's other outstanding products in Booth 142, Colorado Convention Center, during the show.

About Liberty Wire & Cable
Liberty, a division of Communications Supply Corp. (CSC), is headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo., and is in its 14th year of operation. Its core goods, sold primarily for audio/video and security applications, consist of a complete line of wire and cable products along with connectors and connector systems, cable assemblies, interconnects, and a broad range of related accessories. Liberty principally serves the residential, commercial, broadcast, and rental and staging segments of the pro/AV industry. It also enjoys long -term relationships with a number of prominent OEMs. Liberty manufactures and markets the PanelCrafters line of custom and stock plates and panels. The company, which sells in 49 countries, has other facilities in Charlotte, N.C., and Phoenix, Ariz., and holds memberships in CEDIA, ICIA, and NSCA.


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