September 29, 2009 -- Draka Communications - Americas extended its line of ezPREP central loose tube fiber optic drop cables by launching a new 300 lb. tensile rated design with a choice of three different levels of bend insensitive fiber.
According to the company, the new 300 lb. drop cable is available from 1 to 12 fibers, gel or dry tube, is round in shape, armored, bends in any direction, and contains a single tube. The multi-purpose product is suited for aerial, duct, or direct buried applications. The cable complies with GR-20 and RUS standards, and is available with indoor or outdoor style connectors, and with HLC Scratchguard technology.
The HLC Scratchguard process, developed by Megladon and utilized by Draka, is billed as a critical step forward in quality and durability for drop cables. Through a patented thermal process, the connector end face is hardened which produces a tempered fiber mating surface capable of resisting scratches, repeated plug-ins, and other harsh industrial elements.
In 2005 Draka was among the first manufacturers to make bend-insensitive fiber standard in all drop cables. Three bend insensitive fiber options are available for the new product, including the company's BendBright, BendBright-XS, and BendBright-Elite.
"Smaller and lighter cables will allow for more fiber capacity inside of existing splice closures, cabinets and pedestals, and the potential is also there for hardware products to become smaller and more aesthetically pleasing," comments Greg Williams, director of marketing for Draka Communications - Americas. "Our leadership in bend insensitive fiber technology gives us a wide range of opportunity to improve and reinvent the world of fiber optic cable, especially in the last mile. In this case the customer gets a fantastic new product and one that helps them achieve their green initiatives."
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