A view from inside the Superior Essex booth at a recent BICSI Conference
In a new technical video, Superior Essex senior quality and applications engineer Keith Hoover demonstrates how to prepare the company's EnduraGain OSP cables for termination, grounding and bonding. Products featured include the company's EnduraGain Shielded and EnduraGain Armored cables.
The EnduraGain OSP Shielded and Armored products are billed as a robust category cables designed to provide an extension of the LAN beyond the premises, or to be used in situations where the NEC code requires an OSP-rated cable when it is in contact with earth, whether in a conduit or not.
The EnduraGain OSP Shielded and Armored cables are available in a variety of types including CAT 5e, CAT 6 and CAT 6A. The shielded design is suitable for the following deployments: duct, underground conduit, tower, lashed aerial or open trench. The armored design is suitable for the following deployments: duct, underground conduit, tower, lashed aerial, direct burial or open trench. An optional Aluminum Interlock Armor with overjacket is also available (not suitable for tower deployment).
The cable consists of four (4) balanced twisted pairs surrounded by the Superior Essex PFM gel, which does not drip or flow, even in cell tower applications at elevated temperatures, the company notes. The cable's jacketed core is covered with dry block and an 8 mil aluminum tape shield providing exceptional Alien Crosstalk (AXT) performance.
The outer jacket is OSP-grade black, polyethylene for superior sunlight and abrasion resistance. Halogen-free versions of the cable are also available.