Timbercon intros 'ruggedized' fiber-optic cable assemblies

June 7, 2006 -- The company says its Light ARMOR fiber-optic cable assemblies provide a lightweight, durable, flexible solution for rugged applications requiring exceptionally durable fiber-optic cabling.

Timbercon, Inc. has introduced its Light ARMOR fiber-optic cable assembly product line, which the company says is designed to provide a lightweight, durable, easy to work with fiber cabling solution for rugged applications requiring exceptionally durable fiber-optic patch cords.

The company says its Light ARMOR fiber-optic cable incorporates the functionality of a traditional fiber cable with the durability and longevity of "ruggedized" cable, at a much lighter weight. Constructed with protective plastic jacketing, the cable assemblies are crush resistant, bend limiting (protecting fiber minimum bend radius), and waterproof, making them suitable for a wide range of applications from interconnects to industrial and semi-harsh environmental conditions.

"This product line allows us to offer a high performance solution, positioned between our traditional fiber-optic cables and our heavily ruggedized stainless steel, outside plant, and harsh environment products," says Jayson Lizardo, product manager for Timbercon. "These products provide increased fiber protection while keeping product weight to a minimum, making this the ideal solution for applications requiring additional product durability, but stopping short of the heavily ruggedized products."

The cable assemblies are available in simplex and duplex construction with LC, ST, SC, FC, MU, MIL ST, and MIL termini connector options, and in singlemode, multimode, or polarization maintaining fiber types, as well as in custom configurations.

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