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Fiber optic cables weather outdoor environs

Posted: 19 Apr 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:fiber optic cables? optical fiber connectors? aramid yarn?

Belden has launched its redesigned Brilliance Tactical Fiber Optic Cables. These cables have been redesigned to provide for maximum performance in rigorous outdoor applications.

The Brilliance Tactical Fiber Optic cables are available in five standard product codes, with up to 12 fibers and a variety of special options to meet an array of application requirements. These options include fiber count and type, jacket color and material. The cables are fully compatible with all optical fiber connector options.

Lightweight, transportable
Because the lightweight tactical fiber optic cables are easily transportable, they are suitable for military and other mobile and re-deployable communications systems, mining and industrial applications, and digital camera transmission. They can also be used in outdoor sports and public event applications and in electronic news gathering (ENG) vehicles.

Designed to military standards, the Belden Tactical Fiber Optic cables are ruggedly constructed to meet a broad range of outdoor temperatures and weather conditions. The single-mode, tight buffered cables feature an aramid yarn strength member and a sunlight-resistant polyurethane outer jacket. This makes them highly resistant to environmental conditions, as well as to abrasion, crushing and cut-through. In addition, the cables have a smaller bend radius for improved flexibility and resiliency (cable memory).

Flexible design
For installers, the smaller, lighter and more flexible design means field deployment and retrieval can be accomplished with far less effort and fewer challenges than with traditional tactical cables, said Belden. In addition to occupying less space and adding less weight in mobile communications vehicles, the new cables are reusable. They can be deployed repeatedly, while still delivering the quality performance required by the broadcast industry.

- Gina Roos

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