The Story Behind CAP Connectors
Giovanni Pugliese has two grown children, but the Cap connector is his baby.
About 25 years ago, the Italian engineer came up with an innovative and useful concept for attaching connectors to coaxial cable. He split the cable’s jacket to make the connector work like a finger puzzle – the harder you pull, the tighter it grabs. He patented the system, and a new product was born.
Six years ago, Giovanni reached out to American Howard Kohnstamm, then head of VIT Training, to see if he would be interested in an unusual kind of connector. A friendship was formed.
VIT created a division, Cap-
From the beginning, distributors and customers alike were impressed that the connectors fits all sizes of coaxial cable from mini coax through RG6 Quad, whether for analog, HDsdi, HDcvi, HDtvi, or AHD. “One size fits all” requires less inventory. Cory Rumburg, branch manager of Tri-
Roger Young of Electronic Supply Company in Jackson, Mississippi, offered his experience with Cap: “I have been in distribution for 17 years now, I have sold thousands of BNC connectors, including twist-
Although many think IP is the only way, there is a great deal of coax still in use, and the demand for these innovative connectors has increased. Rumberg of Tri-
Cap connectors, tools, and kits are sold in the US only through local and regional distributors. Cap-
If your favorite distributor does not stock the Cap, ask them to contact Jane at jane@cap-