Pirelli increases fiber count in its RCLT ribbon distribution cable

August 5, 2002--Pirelli Communications Cables and Systems North America has increased the available fiber count of its RCLT (Ribbon-in-Central Loose Tube) ribbon distribution cable.

Pirelli Communications Cables and Systems North America has increased the available fiber count of its RCLT (Ribbon-in-Central Loose Tube) ribbon distribution cable.

The RCLT cable design can now accommodate from 12 fibers up to 216 fibers, which allows higher port density within the customer's communication center and enables increased transmission capacity without the cost and complexity of other types of capacity upgrades.

"The development of fiber optic cables with increasingly higher fiber counts has been a Pirelli hallmark," says Brian DiLascia, vice president and general manager of Pirelli Communications Cables and Systems North America. "We continue to look for ways to increase the range of cabling options available to our customers, while retaining the craft-friendly features that contribute to easier and less costly deployment."

Pirelli's premises ribbon distribution cables are used in applications requiring the transition of high-fiber-count outside plant ribbon cable from the splice vault into the customer's communications center, and their design places a premium on economical and efficient installation. For example, the fibers within the premises ribbon distribution cables can be mass fusion spliced or connectorized with (MT) ribbon connectors, which saves time and money during installation. The RCLT design also features pliant strength members, which promotes easier cable handling and a tighter bend radius.

Pirelli's premises ribbon distribution cables exceed ICEA-596 and Telecordia GR-409 requirements for indoor cables and are NEC rated for riser and plenum applications to meet the requirements of local and national building codes.

For more information about Pirelli Communications Cables and Systems North America (Lexington, SC), go to the company website at http://www.na.pirelli.com/fiberopticcables.

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