Compiled by Ryan Cliche
Fiber-optic cable line
Superior Essex's 62.5-micron TeraGain XT fiber line is designed to provide a bandwidth of 250 Megahertz per kilometer (MHz-km) at the 850-nm wavelength and 1,200 MHz-km at the 1,300-nm wavelength, making it the highest bandwidth 62.5-micron fiber product on the market, according to company claims. This cable is designed to support the IEEE 802.3z Gigabit Ethernet standard to distances of 625 meters at 850 nm and 1,225 meters at 1,300 nm, according to company claims, which are greater than two times the industry standard of 200 meters and 500 meters for the respective wavelengths. The bandwidth capabilities also provide for headroom that may be required by future applications. It is available in both 50-micron and 62.5-micron fiber designs, including simplex, duplex, zipcord, quad, distribution, riser, and indoor/outdoor loose tube cable constructions.
SUPERIOR ESSEX COMMUNICATIONS GROUP
Corning Cable Systems' Plug & Play High-Density Module System lets you terminate 72 fibers in one rack space and create a 33% increase in rack density over conventional patch panel termination. The 72-fiber version is an encas-ed rack-mount shelf that occupies one rack space. This version has 36 MT-RJ connectors on the front and six MTP connectors on the rear. A 24-fiber module version has MT-RJ connectors on the front, MTP connectors on the rear, and snaps into one of the four different capacity rack-mount shelves.
CORNING CABLE SYSTEMS
Ideal's Data T-Cutters feature a stamped, hardened steel frame with curved blades that are designed for minimal cable distortion during cutting. These small, handheld cutters are used for multi-pair cable up to .500 inches (12.7 mm) and coaxial cable up to RG-9/U in cutting applications where maintaining cable geometry is required. Bolt-cutting holes let you trim steel- reinforced center conductors for installation into a dual-crimp coaxial connector. Also, the cutter features a locking latch to keep the tool closed when not in use, and a cushioned grip.
IDEAL INDUSTRIES INC.
DCM's Model ES-2G structured cabling test system is designed for testing Category 5e, Category 6, and Category 7 cables up to 1.8 GHz, according to company claims. The test system includes the automatic switching and baluns needed to interface the cable under test to an external network analyzer. Also, the Windows-based software solution includes a test program with automatic comparison against the test specification, full test reporting, and data management. Test heads let you connect the cable under test to the test system, minimizing external influences and providing isolation.
DCM INDUSTRIES INC.