October 5, 2004 Franklin, MA--Draka Comteq USA has expanded its indoor/outdoor cable product line to include a riser-rated cable type with improved flammability and safety performance of low-smoke, zero halogen (LSZH).
The optical fiber nonconductive riser (OFNR) rating combined with the safety of LSZH jacketing properties is ideal for network applications for such industries as health care, transportation, industrial, military or where there is a high concentration of people and equipment.
"Because this cable meets OFNR standards, transition from the outside backbone into the building's riser is simplified since the cable does not have to be terminated within 50 feet of the demarcation like other outdoor to indoor cables," explains Rob Gilberti, RCDD, director of marketing for Draka Comteq. "The versatility of this cable, combined with the improved safety performance makes it the one cable for additional flexibility when extending the network infrastructure between buildings in a campus or transportation environment," he adds.
These cables are loose-tube construction, which is comprised of gel-filled tubes, for up to 36 fibers(singlemode or multimode), making it ideal for outdoor backbones and extreme temperatures. This cable is available with dry-blocked tape for added water penetration barrier. These cables are manufactured with a single PVC jacket, double jacket or added corrugated steel armoring. And with all fiber-optic cables manufactured by Draka Comteq, these cables can be produced with the laser-optimized 50-micron MaxCap multimode fiber for high-speed 10-Gbit/sec backbone applications.