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IDEAL Introduces New RTQ Compression F-Connectors for Satellite and Cable TV

Connectors provide precise characteristics required for high frequency digital transmission of HD signals

SYCAMORE, IL, February 23, 2009 – Approximately 85% of American households now receive their television signals via cable or satellite. This figure is expected to rise with the government's mandated conversion to digital television (DTV) along with the skyrocketing popularity of HDTV.

To meet the growing demands being placed on cable and satellite service installers, IDEAL today introduced new RTQ single-piece compression F-connectors that assure the 75 ohm impedance needed for superior quality DTV and HDTV.

"Our new RTQ connectors make it easy to connect cables and ensure excellent 75 ohm system continuity," explained Jeremy Corn, Marketing Support Specialist, IDEAL. "Their upgraded electrical, mechanical and environmental characteristics allow the transmittance of digital high-definition signals up to 3 GHz that are unmatched in overall image quality."

Available in four sizes to accommodate RG-59, RG-6, plenum RG-6, and RG-11 coaxial cables, IDEAL RTQ connectors fit regular (dual shield), tri and quad shield cables, and they meet all applicable SCTE specifications.

Adding to their versatility is that they've been approved for indoor and outdoor use. A patented design includes incorporates a plastic adapter sleeve and a UV-stabilized EPDM inner "O" ring that deliver double protection to form a true watertight seal. The connectors are constructed of 360-grade brass that is nickel plated to yield exceptional corrosion resistance. Plus, their unique EZ SPIN™ hex nut improves ease of cable installation.

IDEAL RTQ connectors can be purchased in convenient packs, jars and boxes. It is recommended that termination be completed with an IDEAL OmniSeal™ compression tool

For more information, contact IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC., Becker Place, Sycamore, Illinois 60178. Or phone 1-800-435-0705, Fax: 1-800-533-4483. On the web, www.idealindustries.com.


IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. has been serving the electrical industry since 1916. IDEAL is one of the world's leading manufacturers of professional quality tools and supplies serving installation professionals in the construction, maintenance, data communications and original equipment manufacturing industries.

Editorial Contacts:

Dan O’Connell
O’Connell Communications, Inc.

Jeremy Corn

©2009 IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. All rights reserved. All products and names mentioned are the property of their respective owners. While IDEAL has made every effort at the time of publication to ensure the accuracy of the information provided herein, product specifications, configurations, prices, system/component/options availability are all subject to change without notice.

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