Draka to showcase flame-rated cables at BICSI

Jan. 11, 2011
New fiber cables are designed for space-limited, campus, and in-building applications.

Draka Communications Americas will highlight new fiber cables designed for space-limited, campus, and in-building applications during the upcoming BICSI tradeshow, to be held January 16 through 20 in Orlando, Fla. Visitors to Draka's booth #1301 during the show can view Draka's ezPREP Gel Free Central Loose Tube Cable family.

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The cable design, available up to 12 fibers, offers the following features and benefits:

-- Available in riser and plenum flame ratings and can be deployed in all indoor applications

-- Low-Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH) constructions available

-- 25% smaller when compared to traditional stranded loose tube cable

-- 40% lighter when compared to traditional stranded loose tube cable

-- Aluminum interlock armor can be added to increase durability

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"This cable design provides a fiber drop system that simplifies installation practices and lowers overall network cost,” explains Dean Yamasaki, product manager at Draka Communications Americas.

Yamasaki adds, “This Draka cable product family is standards-compliant, can address any fire code listing requirement, and can be adapted to a number of special applications. The small cross section and excellent handling properties make this cable a versatile product for enterprise and campus uses. Because the product family is designed for indoor-outdoor applications, its use eliminates the necessity for a transition point upon cable entry into the building, which is another cost-savings value-add."

Draka's Central Loose Tube cable is available in a variety of fiber types, including Draka's BendBright family of single-mode and multimode bend insensitive fibers.

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