Superior Essex unveils hybrid indoor/outdoor fiber cable
The manufacturer says its I/O Riser 2x2 Hybrid cable is "the first and only" communications hybrid cable that is UL Wet Location listed; UL Direct Burial listed for the interlock armored version; and UL listed for use in both Class 3 as well as Class 2.
Superior Essex has announced the release of its I/O Riser 2x2 Hybrid cable for indoor/outdoor applications. Per the manufacturer, "The I/O Riser 2x2 Hybrid cable is the first and only communications hybrid cable that is UL Wet Location listed; UL Direct Burial listed for the interlock armored version, and is UL listed for use in both Class 3 as well as Class 2 circuits."
The cable is ICEA 696 compliant for indoor and outdoor use, with dry water blocking technology in both the core and in the 2 mm simplexes. The cable features two stranded conductors insulated with a special PVC designed to meet requirements of the UL 'wet location' test, and is available in 12, 14, and 16 AWG conductor sizes.
The I/O Riser 2x2 Hybrid can be used unarmored for standard indoor applications or with an interlock armor that makes it the only fiber cable that is also rated by UL for Direct Burial without conduit, claims the company.
The two new I/O Riser 2x2 Hybrid products added to the manufacturer's PowerWise Fiber line include models F3C4 (unarmored) and F1C4 (armored). B
Both have a UL Sunlight Resistant rated PVC jacket, stranded annealed copper conductors, wet location PVC insulation, buffered optical fibers, water blocking dielectric aramid strength members, rip cord, as well as water blocking glass yarns. The F3C4 product is 0.33 in diameter while the F1C4 product adds the aluminum interlock armor that expands it to 0.64 in diameter.
Brian Ensign, Vice President of Demand Creation and Sales for Superior Essex Communications, said that this pioneering technology is a significant step for extending PoE technology past the 100 meter limit.
"There was a void in the market for expanding the use of fiber technology and this I/O Riser 2x2 Hybrid cable fills it," added Ensign. "It opens up a lot of possibilities as to what and where fiber products are capable of going and doing. For Superior Essex Communications it is an exciting continuation of disruptive technology in the marketplace, and one that we are pleased to be taking the leadership position on."
Additional information is available at http://superioressexcommunications.com.