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Dan O'Connell
O'Connell Communications, Inc.
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Sheri Lindhart
IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC.
800-435-0705
sheri.lindhart@idealindustries.com



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IDEAL Tool Quickly Connects Coaxial Cable to Equipment Used In CCTV & CATV

SYCAMORE, IL, OCTOBER 25, 2006 — Recognizing that today's datacom technicians require tools with the multi-purpose versatility to tackle virtually any type of installation, IDEAL has introduced a new coax connector tool that works on both the compression-style hex F connectors popular in CATV installations and the BNC style connectors employed for CCTV.

The first of its kind to feature this versatility, the tool facilitates faster, more efficient installations of video surveillance systems, professional AV equipment, and satellite and cable television. Its thin shaft reaches where fingers or a standard wrench cannot, such as into a crowded video distribution box, to allow installers to slide the tool's open socket onto a connector and then tighten or loosen it without damaging the termination. The tool is perfect for connecting cameras, DVRs, cable boxes or any other equipment that uses compression and hex connectors.

Additionally, it has a threaded end that holds F-connectors during cable insertion to ease connector seating against the dielectric and eliminates the chance of injury from the cable center connector.

The new tool was designed to meet the stringent standards for quality and performance set by datacom professionals. It features a comfort, no-slip grip handle that reduces fatigue on the user's hands while delivering more torque and greater durability.

For information on IDEAL wire connectors, 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.

ABOUT IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC.

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.

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©2006 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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