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Cables to Go Enhances RapidRun Modular Cabling System.

LAS VEGAS -- Cables To Go[TM], a leading provider of high-performance cabling and connectivity solutions, today announced enhancements to its award-winning RapidRun[TM] modular cabling system. The new products and upgrades provide users with new termination options, capability for longer runs and greater flexibility.

The RapidRun system supports multiple signals over a single cable. In order to upgrade or change equipment, users only need to change the cable terminal, known as the break-away flying lead or break-away wall plate. For example, switching from composite video to high-definition component video would typically require a new cable to be run, but RapidRun only requires a new break-away on the end of the cable. It saves installation time, accommodates last minute changes, reduces the likelihood of faulty terminations and evolves with different system needs.

"RapidRun saves us about 20 to 30 percent of our installation time compared to bulk cable, and it is extremely valuable to be able to easily change from one termination type to another," said Dean Smith, president and CEO of D&D Security Resources, a company that sells and installs projectors in schools. "Shortly after installing a number of classroom projectors for a school, we were asked to switch to newer projectors with a different connection. With RapidRun, we didn't need to install new wiring, and switching the break-aways was quick, easy and saved us a lot of headaches."

New additions to the system include:

* 75- and 100-foot RapidRun Digital[TM] Runner[TM] cables for high definition video and active receivers to maintain signal quality across greater distances.

* Digital flying-lead terminations with integrated extenders for runs up to 65 feet, for installations where a wall plate extender is not desirable.

* Aluminum wall plates with multiple signal connections in a single box, including connectors for composite video, audio, PC video, S-Video and keystone ports for cable and network connections. The design and connectivity options specifically meet the needs of schools and other institutional applications.

"While Cables To Go has the most complete and only digital modular cabling system on the market, we continue to innovate and improve the offering," said Bill Diederich, president of Lastar, parent company of Cables To Go. "Our RapidRun line maintains strong growth as users recognize its versatility, simplicity and affordability for both consumer and commercial applications."

RapidRun comes with a variety of connectors for computer, audio/video and high-definition signals. A single cable runs to the box, and it takes just a few seconds to attach the appropriate flying lead or wall plate. It is also much easier to pull a cable behind a wall with a pull cap than to pull a cable with a VGA or HDMI plug on the end. The system provides customers with reliability, ease of installation, flexibility, versatility and value.

The RapidRun solution (http://www.cablestogo.com/rapidrun) will be demonstrated at CES 2008 in Booth 20466 in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. For more information about Cables To Go please visit http://www.cablestogo.com.

About Cables To Go

Cables To Go is a division of Lastar, Inc, a leader in computer, datacomm and audio/video connectivity solutions since 1984. The company delivers connectivity products renowned for quality, value and innovation. Cables To Go uses premium components and the latest technologies to maximize cable performance and ensure compliance with industry specifications for each cable and its designated application. For more information regarding Cables To Go, visit www.cablestogo.com.

Cables To Go, RapidRun and RapidRun Digital are trademarks of Lastar, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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