Berk-Tek streamlines indoor/outdoor fiber-optic premises cables

July 27, 2006 -- The company says its Adventum cables now feature a 19% reduction in overall diameter and up to a 38% reduction in weight, due to the removal of unnecessary space holders previously used to maintain a round design.

Berk-Tek, a Nexans company, has announced improvements to its Adventum family of indoor/outdoor fiber-optic cables.

According to the company, the cables now feature a 19% reduction in overall diameter and up to a 38% reduction in weight, due to the removal of unnecessary space holders previously used to maintain a round design. The company says the cables' patent-pending Dual-Unilite constructions provide a 50% smaller cross-sectional area than comparable cables.

"The improved physical characteristics of this cable design make it the perfect choice of cable for data-centers," contends Beni Blell, RCDD, Berk-Tek's fiber-optic product business manager. "These new Adventum cables are much lighter and more flexible than anything else on the market and offer 50% or better performance in bend radius over traditional high-fiber ribbon cable constructions."

In data center applications, the company says the Adventum cables can help prevent cabinet congestion while enhancing airflow and facilitating more efficient cooling. The cables' smaller design and flexibility makes installing, terminating, and sub-routing easier, says Berk-Tek, providing "exceptional value" in building backbones, campus environments, data centers, and SANs.

The Adventum line of cables is available through distribution with riser and plenum ratings and in multimode or singlemode fiber constructions up to 216 fibers. The cables are available in pre-terminated cable assemblies with multifiber MTP/MPO connectors, or with single-fiber type connectors including SC, ST, and LC varieties.

The Adventum cables also feature the company's GIGAlite fiber, incorporating high-performance, laser-optimized 50-micron fiber. The cables also incorporate the company's all-dry water-blocking technology, which the company says can enable significant cost reduction over traditional indoor/outdoor installations methods.


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