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COPPER DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION OFFERS NEW CD-ROM FREE TO ELECTRICAL & COMMUNICATIONS CONTRACTORS AND INSTALLERS

Valuable Resource Features In-depth Q&A on Technology and Market Opportunities

NEW YORK - The Copper Development Association announces a new CD-ROM that informs and educates installers about the growing importance of residential communications wiring. The new CD-ROM is the Installer Edition of the Structured Wiring for Today's Homes series produced by the Copper Development Association. Previously, CDA released the Homebuilder Edition, the first in the series, answering homebuilders' questions about structured wiring.

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Electrical contractors, systems integrators and other low-voltage installers have many questions about what the new communications technologies mean to them and how they can grow their businesses. The new CD-ROM specifically addresses the concerns of installers and equips them with marketing strategies and technical knowledge.

The Installer Edition is the culmination of scores of interviews conducted by the Copper Development Association in search of what really counts in the communications marketplace. It uncovers real opportunities for installers.

An increasing percentage of new homes incorporate structured wiring, and the retrofit market is also advancing rapidly. To profit from this trend, installers need to recognize the business and career opportunities in this dynamic field. Foremost in their minds are the following concerns: Can I make money doing this? What type of background is needed to enter the field? Where do I go to get the necessary training? What is the demand for structured wiring? Is this demand going to continue?

This easy-to-use CD-ROM answers the above questions and many others. It shows what consumers, builders and other customers are asking for, describes the basics of a structured wiring system and explains what features and options are available to the consumer.

In all, the CD-ROM represents the opinions of 67 interviewees, ranging from installers to homeowners, builders, realtors and manufacturers.

Each of the disk's 69 topics contains a video clip ranging in length from 20 seconds to 2 minutes. Following each clip, the user can scan frequently asked questions for expansion and clarification of the subject. The CD-ROM wraps up with sources of further information for installers.

The Installer Edition of the Structured Wiring for Today's Homes CD-ROM is available free to communications systems installers and electrical contractors. For a copy call 888-480-8353, or contact Bill Black at 800-CDA-DATA (800-232-3282). Additional information on communications wiring is available at http://telecom.copper.org. Other copper-related topics, such as electrical wiring, plumbing tube and other subjects, are covered by the organization's general Web site: www.copper.org.

The Copper Development Association is the information, education, market and technical development arm of the copper, brass and bronze industries in the USA.