October 7, 2008--Draka Communications Americas has released ezINTERCONNECT optical fiber cables for use in FTTH MDU applications. These ruggedized indoor cables, available in standard and heavy-duty designs, feature Draka's BendBright-XS bend-insensitive singlemode optical fiber, an all-glass fiber that exceeds the stringent ITU-T G.657.B standard's bending requirements while maintaining backwards compatibility with existing singlemode fibers (ITU-T G.652.D).
When used per manufacturer's recommended practices, the ezINTERCONNECT cables support a variety of installation methods, including stapling. The standard design is 2.9 mm in diameter, while the heavy-duty design is 4.8 mm in diameter and provides an added level of protection for particularly rigorous installation conditions, including small bend radii created by tight routing conditions. Both products are flame-rated and available with connectors.
"With more emphasis being directed toward MDU applications, we are confident that this new bend-insensitive fiber cable product will dramatically simplify routing and installation practices," says Greg Williams, director of marketing for Draka Americas.
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