Optical Cable Corp. offers new ultra high-density fiber-optic cables

Optical Cable Corp. (OCC) has unveiled the HC-Series, a new family of ultra high-density fiber-optic cables, at the BICSI 2012 Winter Conference & Exhibition in Orlando, FL. The new cables feature tight-buffered 12-fiber units, creating rugged cables with an outer diameter OCC asserts is much smaller than conventional cables using loose tube construction.

Optical Cable Corp. (OCC) has unveiled the HC-Series, a new family of ultra high-density fiber-optic cables, at the BICSI 2012 Winter Conference & Exhibition in Orlando, FL. The new cables feature tight-buffered 12-fiber units, creating rugged cables with an outer diameter OCC asserts is much smaller than conventional cables using loose tube construction.

By combining the ruggedness of OCC’s tight-buffer technology with high-fiber density, the HC-Series cables offer up to a 20% reduction in diameter and weight relative to conventional loose-tube cables, OCC says. Suitable for direct pulling with wire mesh grips, the HC-series cables can help reduce costs by eliminating the need to splice outdoor cable to indoor cable at the building entrance, the company adds.

OCC’s HC-Series cables are currently available in fiber counts from 24 fibers to 288 fibers.

“No other cable matches the mechanical and environmental performance of our HC-series cables while maintaining such a small diameter and high-duct efficiency,” said Ted Leonard, vice president of technology and engineering for OCC. “These HC-Series cables are the ideal solution for campus networks and indoor-outdoor installations.”

“The HC-Series cable couples the density of a ribbon style fiber-optic cable with the ruggedness typically associated with OCC’s fiber optic cables,” Leonard concluded.

For more information of fiber-optic cable and suppliers, visit the Lightwave Buyers Guide.

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