Optical Cable Corp. intros ultra high-density HC-Series fiber-optic cables

HC-Series cable couples the density of a ribbon style fiber-optic cable with the ruggedness typically associated with OCC’s fiber optic cables.

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Optical Cable Corp. (OCC) has unveiled its HC-Series, a new family of ultra high-density fiber-optic cables, at the BICSI 2012 Winter Conference & Exhibition in Orlando, FL.

“No other cable matches the mechanical and environmental performance of our HC-series cables while maintaining such a small diameter and high-duct efficiency,” says Ted Leonard, vice president of technology and engineering for OCC. “These HC-Series cables are the ideal solution for campus networks and indoor-outdoor installations.”

The new cables feature tight-buffered 12-fiber units, creating rugged cables with an outer diameter that OCC cites as being much smaller than conventional cables using loose tube construction. Suitable for direct pulling with wire mesh grips, the HC-series cables may also help reduce costs by eliminating the need to splice outdoor cable to indoor cable at the building entrance, the company adds.

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“The HC-Series cable couples the density of a ribbon style fiber-optic cable with the ruggedness typically associated with OCC’s fiber optic cables,” Leonard adds.

By combining the ruggedness of OCC’s tight-buffer technology with high-fiber density, the HC-Series cables may offer up to a 20% reduction in diameter and weight relative to conventional loose-tube cables, the company claims. The cables are currently available in fiber counts from 24 fibers to 288 fibers.

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