Superior Essex announced the availability of four new singlemode fiber (SMF) cables designed for central offices and data centers. Product options include 6-, 12-, and 24-reduced water peak (RWP) SMF breakout cables and a 12-RWP SMF ribbon interconnect cable.
According to the company, the breakout cables consist of 6-, 12-, or 24- 2 mm simplex interconnect cable subunits supported by a central strength element. Each subunit is surrounded by aramid yarns and a flame retardant PVC riser-rated jacket, and is suited for attachment to small form factor connectors.
The ribbon interconnect cable is designed to connect directly to an MPO/MPT-style array connector. It can be used with array connectors on either side for a ribbon jumper cable, or as a transition cable with the array connector on one side and a high fiber count cable on the other. The cable consists of one 12-fiber ribbon surrounded by aramid yarns and a flame retardant PVC riser-rated jacket.
Both the Breakout and Ribbon Interconnect cable designs are fully compliant to GR-409, Issue 2 and ICEA-596.