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.

Feb 14th, 2012

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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