Optical Cable Corp was incorporated in the Commonwealth of Virginia in 1983. The Company is a manufacturer of a 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. Its 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. 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, racks, cabinets, datacom enclosures, patch panels, face plates, multi-media boxes, and other cable and connectivity management accessories, and are designed to meet the demanding needs of end-users. The Company manufactures its fiber optic cables at its ISO 9001:2008 registered and MIL-STD-790F certified facility located in Roanoke, Virginia, its commercial connectivity products at its ISO 9001:2008 registered facility located near Asheville, North Carolina, and its military and harsh environment connectivity products and systems at its ISO 9001:2008 registered and MIL-STD-790F certified facility located near Dallas, Texas. The fiber optic and copper cabling and connectivity products and solutions are used for transmission of data, video and voice communications over various distances. The Company designs, manufactures, markets and sells various top-tier fiber optic cables that provide high bandwidth transmission of data, video and voice communications over short- to moderate-distances. The tight-buffered fiber optic cables address the needs of multiple uses ranging from the enterprise market; in particular, commercial, enterprise network, data center, residential and campus installations to specialty and harsh environment markets including military, industrial, mining and broadcast applications, and to a lesser extent the access market. The Company offers cables combining different types of optical fiber and/or 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 composite cables include a line of security cables which combine copper power feeds with optical fiber in the cables making them particularly well suited for surveillance cameras and other specialty applications. It also offer specialty fiber optic cables, such as for use in military ground tactical, industrial (including tray cables), mining, deployable broadcast, oil and gas, festoon, pierside and high density datacenter applications. The Company's products are sold to distributors, regional distributors, various smaller distributors, original equipment manufacturers, value-added resellers, and, in certain cases, end-users. Generally, the products are purchased from its customers by contractors, system integrators and end-users. Its fiber optic cable product lines compete with Corning Cabling Systems, General Cable, Belden, Nexans, CommScope and others. Its copper cable product lines compete with General Cable, Belden, Nexans, CommScope and others. Its fiber optic and copper connectivity product lines compete with CommScope, Corning Cabling Systems, Leviton, Ortronics/Legrand, Panduit and others. Its military and harsh environment connectivity product lines compete with products of Amphenol and others.