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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.


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