Profile: Optical Cable Corp (OCC.OQ)
16 Mar 2018
Optical Cable Corporation (OCC), incorporated on June 10, 1983, is a manufacturer of a range of fiber optic and copper data communication cabling and connectivity solutions primarily for the enterprise market, and various harsh environment and specialty markets (the non-carrier markets). The Company also manufactures and sells a range of products in the wireless carrier market. OCC's product offerings include designs for uses ranging from enterprise networks, datacenters, residential and campus installations to customized products for specialty applications and harsh environments, including military, industrial, mining, petrochemical, wireless carrier and broadcast applications. The Company markets and sells its harsh environment and specialty connectivity product offering, through Applied Optical Systems, Inc., under the names Optical Cable Corporation and OCC.
Fiber Optic Cable Products
The Company designs, manufactures, markets and sells a range of fiber optic cables that provide high bandwidth transmission of data, video and voice communications primarily over short to moderate-distances. The Company produces fiber optic cables for specialized installations, including various hybrid cables (fiber and copper), and cables with specialty fibers. OCC offers cables suitable for underground or overhead installations. For overhead installations, it offers various self-supporting fiber optic cables, including aerial messenger cables that feature self-supporting construction. OCC has fiber optic cables available in various flammability ratings. It offers cables combining different types of optical fiber and copper wires, with copper wires being used as power feeds or to facilitate the transition from copper wire to optical fiber-based systems without further installation of fiber optic cables. Its hybrid cables include a line of security cables that combine copper power feeds with optical fiber in the cables. OCC also designs and manufactures specialty fiber optic cables, such as for use in Fiber-to-the-Antenna (FTTA) products for cell tower build-outs, military ground tactical, industrial, mining, deployable broadcast, oil and gas, festoon, pierside and high density datacenter applications.
Copper Datacom Cable Products
The Company markets and sells a range of copper datacom cables, including unshielded twisted pair (UTP) and shielded twisted pair, in Category 5e, Category 6 and Category 6A performance ratings, in riser and plenum configurations, and in various colors. The Company offers an end-to-end solution for copper network installations.
Fiber Optic and Copper Enterprise Connectivity Products
The Company's fiber optic connectivity products provide customers a range of fiber optic system solutions for equipment rooms, telecommunications closets, datacenters and workstations, including infrastructure and cabling solutions for Passive Optical local area network (LAN) installations. The Company's Fiber Optic Connectivity product offering includes fiber optic wall mount, cabinet mount and rack mount enclosures, pre-terminated fiber optic enclosures, fiber optic connectors, splice trays, fiber optic jumpers, plug and play cassette modules, pre-terminated fiber optic cable assemblies, adapters and accessories. OCC's copper enterprise connectivity products offer customers a range of copper system solutions and line of component compliant products necessary for data and voice applications in equipment rooms, telecommunications closets, datacenters and workstations. Its copper connectivity product offerings include category compliant patch panels, jacks (standard keystone or bezel configuration), plugs, patch cords, faceplates, surface mounted boxes, distribution and multi-media boxes, copper rack mount and wall mount enclosures, cable assemblies, cable organizers and other wiring products.
The Company offers a range of network, data storage and telecommunications management systems for enterprise and residential use. The Company's products include data cabinets, wall mount enclosures, horizontal and vertical cable management systems, and open frame relay racks. Its products serve the equipment, cross-connect and termination needs for copper and fiber optic multi-media applications, as well as wall mount and ceiling mount enclosures for Passive Optical LANs. OCC also offers a range of datacom wiring products, including various enclosures, modules and modular outlets designed for single dwelling and multiple dwelling residential use.
Harsh Environment and Specialty Connectivity Products
The Company designs, manufactures, markets and sells specialty fiber optic connectors and connectivity components, certain ruggedized copper datacom connectors, and related deployable systems and solutions for military, other harsh environment and specialty applications. For deployable applications, the Company manufactures a range of tactical fiber optic connectors that conform to the United States Department of Defense standards. Along with military specified products, OCC also manufactures commercial grade versions of cylindrical connector products, including EZ-MATE, MHC-II, MHC-III and F-LINK. OCC manufactures cylindrical connector product for fixed fiber optic or applications requiring optical fiber and copper connections in the same connector. OCC fabricates a range of simplex, duplex and multi-channel fiber optic assemblies for uses as varied as mining, oil and gas, petrochemical, broadcast, industrial and military applications.
The Company competes with Corning Incorporated, General Cable Corp, Belden Inc., Nexans S.A., CommScope Holding Company, Inc., OFS, Fujikura, Leviton, Legrand S.A., Panduit, Amphenol Corporation and Delphi.
Optical Cable Corp
5290 Concourse Dr
ROANOKE VA 24019-3059