Tyco Ele. targets residential cabling market

SSN Staff  - 
Tuesday, January 1, 2002

HARRISBURG, Pa.-Tyco Electronics has introduced a new residential cabling system that it plans to introduce to the residential multi-dwelling unit market, its first step to targeting the residential wiring market as a whole.

With the introduction of the AMP Netconnect residential cabling system, Tyco Electronics is banking on relationships from its commercial cabling operations for installations in apartment buildings, planned communities, hotels and executive suites through established relationships with property managers, builders, contractors and consultants.

"By installing our new structured cabling system infrastructure at the time of construction, building owners are positioned to deliver fee-based voice, data, video, high-speed Internet access, digital television, video-on-demand, voice-over-IP, and Internet audio-radio services to their occupants," said David Straka, manager of residential sales at Tyco Electronics. "As is the case with all our structured cabling solutions, we've developed a system that will also support future services to maximize each customer's return on investment."

Company officials said that Tyco's electronics division is in talks with ADT, Tyco's residential and commercial security division, to possibly dovetail operations.