Optical Cable Corporation Introduces Procyon(TM), a High-density, Easy Access Family of Structured Cabling Products with Industry-Leading Features

ROANOKE, Va. - Optical Cable Corporation (Nasdaq GM: OCC) ("OCC®" or the "Company") today introduced Procyon(TM), a new family of structured cabling products featuring industry-leading performance, density, accessibility and cable management features designed for use in various applications, including data centers. OCC's Procyon family of products includes copper and fiber panels with integrated cable management systems, high-density fiber cassettes, cabinets, and more.

"OCC has a long history of pioneering innovation and offering industry-leading technologies. The Procyon family of products is an important part of our product line expansion strategy, under which we are building on OCC's legacy to better serve our customers and end-users and to continue creating shareholder value," said Neil Wilkin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Optical Cable Corporation.

"OCC appreciates the challenges faced by IT, structured cabling and data center professionals," said Wilkin. "We have listened closely to installers and users to better understand what they want, what works and what doesn't work--and we have applied that feedback to develop Procyon, OCC's next generation of structured cabling products."

"The Procyon family of products offers a complete system approach," said Dr. Ian Timmins, Research & Development Engineer at Optical Cable Corporation. "We didn't just create a single component--we developed a system that allows a single component to work better when combined with corresponding components, as well as on its own. When used with OCC's comprehensive suite of cabling and connectivity products and solutions, the performance, functionality and versatility of our Procyon offering surpasses all expectations."

"Procyon offers unprecedented integration of essential features and the highest density per rack unit on the market, clearly differentiating it from products offered by other manufacturers" added Timmins. "Others may have high-density, but lack effective cable management; or they may have cable management covered, but don't have the density or port count available with OCC products. With OCC, you get it all."

Ted Leonard, Vice President of Technology and Engineering at Optical Cable Corporation, added, "In addition to technical excellence, Procyon was designed to be easy to use and cost effective. Procyon systems are designed for pre-configuration so that IT professionals can kit together the components needed for simpler installations. Plug-and-play just got easier."

For additional information on the Procyon family of data center solutions, please contact an Inside Sales Representative at 800-622-7711, or visit www.occfiber.com/procyon.

Company Information

Optical Cable Corporation (OCC®) is a leading manufacturer of a broad range of fiber optic and copper data communications cabling and connectivity solutions primarily for the enterprise market, offering an integrated suite of high quality, warranted products which operate as a system solution or seamlessly integrate with other providers' offerings. OCC's product offerings include designs for uses ranging from commercial, enterprise network, datacenter, residential and campus installations to customized products for specialty applications and harsh environments, including military, industrial, mining and broadcast applications. OCC products include fiber optic and copper cabling, fiber optic and copper connectors, specialty fiber optic and copper connectors, fiber optic and copper patch cords, pre-terminated fiber optic and copper cable assemblies, racks, cabinets, datacom enclosures, patch panels, face plates, multi-media boxes and other cable and connectivity management accessories, and are designed to meet the most demanding needs of end-users, delivering a high degree of reliability and outstanding performance characteristics.

OCC® is internationally recognized for pioneering the design and production of fiber optic cables for the most demanding military field applications, as well as fiber optic cables suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, and creating a broad product offering built on the evolution of these fundamental technologies. OCC also is internationally recognized for its role in establishing copper connectivity data communications standards, through its innovative and patented technologies.

Founded in 1983, OCC is headquartered in Roanoke, Virginia with offices, manufacturing and warehouse facilities located in each of Roanoke, Virginia, near Asheville, North Carolina and near Dallas, Texas. OCC primarily manufactures its fiber optic cables at its Roanoke facility which is ISO 9001:2008 registered and MIL-STD-790F certified, its enterprise connectivity products at its Asheville facility which is ISO 9001:2008 registered, and its military and harsh environment connectivity products and systems at its Dallas facility, which is ISO 9001:2008 registered and MIL-STD-790F certified.

Optical Cable Corporation, OCC, Procyon(TM), Superior Modular Products, SMP Data Communications, Applied Optical Systems, and associated logos are trademarks of Optical Cable Corporation.

Further information about OCC® is available on the Internet at www.occfiber.com


Michael Newman

Vice President of International Sales & Global Marketing

(540) 265-0690



Optical Cable Corporation

Web Site: www.occfiber.com

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