PRODUCT

AFL unveils high-fibre-count tactical micro-cable

AFL says its new micro-tactical fibre-optic cable combines the ruggedness of military tactical cable designs with the ultra-high fibre density of AFL’s micro-cable technology.

Designed for rapid deployment in networks that require high mechanical performance specifications, AFL’s micro-tactical cable combines ruggedness with ultra-high fibre density. The military-grade cable withstands high tensile loads, severe crushing forces, repeated impacts and extreme temperatures.

“Innovation in tactical fibre optic cables has been largely stagnant for the last several years,” explained Craig Stratton, market and development manager for AFL. “AFL recognised a need to offer a high-fibre-count solution to meet the increasing demand for reliable signal transmission in harsh environments.”

With fibre counts of up to 96, the micro-tactical cable is the highest fibre-count military grade tactical cable available on the market today, the company claims. It comes in longer assembly lengths, reduced optical connections required, and thereby enhancing network performance.

AFL offers a variety of tactical cable jacket materials enabling the cable to be used in areas where it may be exposed to high temperatures, moisture, industrial chemicals and severe mechanical stresses. The micro-tactical cable is ideal for the broadcast industry, as well as military, mining, rail and petrochemical applications.

Company: 
Feature

Oleg Khaykin, CEO of Viavi Solutions, speaks candidly to Fibre Systems about how to compete in the challenging world of communications test and measurement

Feature

Hao Dong describes how innovative optical fibres and cabling could provide substantial benefits for connecting data centres across a wide range of distances

Feature

Richard Ednay considers whether fibre characterisation needs to be modified to suit modern optical communication systems that are likely to include coherent transmission

Feature

ECOC is the place to be to discover the latest technological and commercial innovations in optical components and networks. Here we highlight some of the exhibitors and events taking place in the exhibition hall.