Draka Communications Americas intros indoor MDU drop cable

AUGUST 9, 2010 -- Draka Communications Americas (NYSE EURONEXT: DRAK) has unveiled a new line of indoor drop cables intended for use in multi-dwelling units (MDUs) and multi-tenant units, branded under the name Draka Indoor MDU Drop.

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AUGUST 9, 2010 -- Draka Communications Americas (NYSE EURONEXT: DRAK) has unveiled a new line of indoor drop cables intended for use in multi-dwelling units (MDUs) and multi-tenant units. Branded under the name Draka Indoor MDU Drop, this fiber drop cable is designed to meet the installation conditions of apartments, condominiums, high rise buildings, and business retail centers. Draka’s MDU Drop Cable leverages the company’s portfolio of bend-insensitive fibers.

Available immediately, Draka’s MDU Drop Cable comes in a variety of options to meet end user requirements:

  • Choice of Draka’s BendBright-Elite fiber (5 mm fiber bend radius) or Draka’s BendBright-XS fiber (7.5 mm fiber bend radius)
  • Indoor riser, indoor plenum, or indoor/outdoor riser ratings
  • Bulk unconnectorized cable or with factory-installed SCA connectors.

"This cable was designed and tested with the installation crew in mind. It will save time, money, and rework because this new cable is forgiving and can be easily routed around common obstacles such as studs, conduit, exit signs, water and utility pipes, etc. Less time and effort will be required with pre-planning or pre-engineering the cable route," states Jack Rosko, marketing manager at Draka.

Using Draka's BendBright-Elite fiber, the MDU Drop cable can tolerate up to 170 ninety degree bends and more than 500 round crown staples without attenuating more than 0.1 dB, the company asserts. With the use of BendBright-XS fiber, the MDU Drop Cable can tolerate up to 50 ninety degree bends and 200 round crown staples without attenuating more than 0.1 dB, Draka adds. The MDU Drop cable meets OFNR/FT-4 flame ratings and is compliant with GR-409 and ICEA 596.

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