Optical Cable Corp was incorporated in the Commonwealth of Virginia in 1983. The Company is a manufacturer of fiber optic and copper data communication cabling and connectivity solutions for the enterprise market and various harsh environment and specialty markets (the non-carrier markets), offering integrated suites of quality products which operate as a system solution or seamlessly integrate with other providers offerings. It also manufactures and sells products in the wireless carrier market. The Company's product offerings include designs for uses 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. Its 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, fiber optic reels and accessories and other cable and connectivity management accessories, and are designed to meet the demanding needs of end-users, delivering a high degree of reliability and outstanding performance characteristics. The Company manufactures its fiber optic cables at its ISO 9001:2008 registered and MIL-STD-790F certified facility located in Roanoke, Virginia, its enterprise connectivity products at its ISO 9001:2008 registered facility located near Asheville, North Carolina, and its harsh environment and specialty connectivity products at its ISO 9001:2008 registered and MIL-STD-790F certified facility located near Dallas, Texas. It designs, develops and manufactures fiber optic cables for enterprise, harsh environment and specialty markets and applications. It refers to these products as its fiber optic cable offering. It designs, develops and manufactures fiber and copper connectivity products for the enterprise market, including enterprise and residential applications. It refers to these products as its enterprise connectivity product offering. It designs, develops and manufactures specialty fiber optic connectors and connectivity products for use in military and other harsh environment applications. It refers to these products as its harsh environment and specialty connectivity product offering. The Company markets and sells its harsh environment and specialty connectivity product offering through AOS under the names Optical Cable Corporation and OCC by the efforts of its integrated sales team. Optical Cable Corporation, OCC, Procyon, Procyon Blade, Superior Modular Products, SMP Data Communications, Applied Optical Systems, and associated logos are trademarks of the Company. The Company's fiber optic cable product lines compete with products of large fiber optic cable manufacturers such as Corning Incorporated, General Cable Corp, Belden Inc., Nexans S.A. (including Berk-Tek), CommScope Holding Company, Inc., OFS, AFL (a subsidiary of Fujikura), and others, some of which manufacture optical fiber. Its copper cable product lines compete with products of large copper cable manufacturers such as General Cable Corp., Belden Inc., Nexans S.A. (including Berk-Tek), CommScope Holding Company, Inc. and others. Its fiber optic and copper connectivity product lines compete with products of large fiber optic and copper connectivity manufacturers such as CommScope Holding Company, Inc., Corning Incorporated, Leviton, Legrand S.A. (including Ortronics), Panduit and others. Its harsh environment and specialty connectivity product lines compete with products of Amphenol Corporation (including AFSI), Delphi and others.
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