Prysmian Group recently rolled out two enhancements to its line of FlexRibbon products. This new line, which feature MassLink with FlexRibbon technology, is designed to support large-scale data centres operated by major companies worldwide.
Designed to maximise fibre density and duct space use, the MassLink with FlexRibbon technology products compact the maximum fibre count into the smallest cable possible by using extremely flexible fibre ribbons that can be rolled up for high packing densities or laid flat for ribbon splicing. The new 1728 and 3456 fibre count FlexRibbon products feature an ultra-compact outside plant cable design that contains bend insensitive fibres, small enough to fit into a 31.75mm and 38.1mm duct, respectively.
The significantly smaller diameter and lighter weight cables have superior kink resistance and increased flexibility, which allows for easier installation and the use of smaller ducts. In the case of the 1728 fibre design, there is a 21 per cent smaller diameter (38 per cent volume reduction) over traditional flat ribbon designs. And while the new FlexRibbon products provide high packing density, they also feature 200 and 250-micron fibre ribbons that still provide the advantages of mass fusion splicing.