Corning intros all-dielectric armored fiber-optic cable

April 6, 2009--Corning Cable Systems LLC's MIC DX is an all-dielectric armored fiber-optic cable designed to eliminate the labor and costs associated with accessing and grounding a typical armored cable.

April 6, 2009--Corning Cable Systems LLC's MIC DX is an all-dielectric armored fiber-optic cable designed to eliminate the labor and costs associated with accessing and grounding a typical armored cable.

MIC DX armored cable is designed for use in riser, plenum, and general purpose environments for intrabuilding backbone and horizontal installations. The cable core is protected by a flexible all-dielectric armor that, according to Corning, offers more than 4x the crush protection compared to unarmored cables, a smaller outside diameter, and improved tensile strength.

The cable can reduce installation time and expense by eliminating the need to ground the cable, and is designed to provide greater tensile strength than interlocking armored cable designs. There are no metallic components within the cable, enabling simplified access to the fiber.

Offered in 50- and 62.5-μm singlemode and hybrid fiber versions, the MIC DX armored cable meets NEC application requirements. The riser version is OFNR- and FT-4 listed, while the plenum version is OFNP- and FT 6-listed.

Corning says the cable meets or exceeds (for higher crush) ICEA S-83-596 test criteria, and is available with Gigabit Ethernet and 10-Gigabit Ethernet performance.

On the Web: www.corningcablesystems.com

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