Fibres & Cabling

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R&M launches compact fibre distribution housing

R&M KombiModule

R&M, the Swiss provider of cabling systems for network infrastructure, is adding new options for equipping fibre-optic distribution racks and cabinets. Distributor housings are now available in two sizes compatible with standard 19-inch racks and cabinets.

The KombiModule comes as five units (5U) or 10 units (10U) high, to provide more options when building distribution sites for large networks. The 5U version is new to the range and offers space for up to 288 plug or 576 splice-only connections, while the 10U model can accommodate up to 576 plug or 1152 splice connections.

PRODUCT

AFL develops high-temp fibre-optic cable structure

AFL is introducing a new fibre-optic cable structure with proven performance to 300°C. Intended for long-term installation scenarios, the new high-temperature fibre-optic cable structure can be optimised to suit the environmental conditions that it will experience in service. Optical integrity up to 300°C has been validated via what the company describes as “unique processing of the fibres and cables” within its manufacturing facilities.

SUPPLIER

Hellerman Tyton

Founded in 1988, HellermannTyton Data Ltd is an established leader in the design, development and manufacture of innovative network infrastructure solutions for both LAN and WAN environments. The company offers a broad range of quality, high performance structured cabling products including Deca10, the Category 6A solution; the unique pre-terminated, ‘plug & play’ RapidNet™ system; iD DCIM; and a full range of market leading closures for Broadband applications incorporating the patented Cablelok™ mechanical seal.

SUPPLIER

HUBER+SUHNER

For many years, HUBER+SUHNER products, systems and services have made a significant contribution to the expansion and development of global mobile communications, fixed networks and data centre infrastructure. High-quality components and customer-specific solutions have guaranteed perfectly functioning connections whether electrical, optical or wireless.

PRODUCT

LC-QR connector from R&M offers higher packing density

R&M, the Swiss provider of network cabling systems, has launched a new variant of the LC fibre-optic connector, designed to enable high-density in the rack. Called LC-QR – the QR stands for quick release – the new connector has a simple push-pull mechanism to release the connector.

Conventional LC connectors are unlocked via a clip on the back of the plug. This mechanism restricts packing density in the patch panels because a gap must be maintained between the plugs so that the clip remains accessible for unlocking.

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.

PRODUCT

Sticklers introduces CleanBlast fluid for automated cleaning of fibre end-faces

Cleaning specialist MicroCare Europe will start offering CleanBlast-compatible fibre cleaning fluid from Viavi Solutions, now packaged by its Sticklers fibre-optic cleaning brand.

The fluid itself is a non-flammable hydrofluoroether (HFE) blend. The chemistry of this product is engineered for the automated, high-speed cleaning of fibre end-faces using the CleanBlast systems manufactured by Viavi Solutions.

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