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|iSTRETCH(R) Cables - Cables in Motion|
|Keywords: stretchable wire, Reliability, enhnaced flex life and durability|
|With today's rapidly changing technology, companies are consistently looking for fresh ideas to give their products a competitive edge, including the wearable market. Sometimes, the best new concept stems from a re-examination of the existing product. Minnesota Wire is making the old new again with never seen before cable and wire solutions - iSTRETCH(R) cable! Nearly every electronic consumer good relies on some type of wire or cable. At the same time, most companies design around commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) cable without a second thought. Standard cable's constraints and limitations force designers to modify their inventions and products to allow for common failures. Our cables that stretch give you a built in competitive advantage! What choice do companies have but to utilize the cable and wire put forth by the industry? Minnesota Wire developed iSTRETCH(R) cable to outperform all other cables, especially in today's technology fueled atmosphere. iSTRETCH(R) cable elongates up to 40% without losing its conductivity. The iSTRETCH(R) design allows for greatly enhanced flex life and durability, while maintaining an elegant look and feel. iSTRETCH(R) is currently used in several diverse industries including wearable electronics, audio and antenna markets. This presentation will introduce companies and designers to the benefits of iSTRETCH(R) cable and how iSTRETCH(R) will revolutionize your products and companies.|
|Paul Wagner, CEO
St. Paul, MN