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Hybrid Indoor Cable

Photonics.com
Apr 2010

 
AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands, April 5, 2010 — A multipurpose hybrid indoor cable from Draka Communications integrates CATV, triple play and fiber optic broadband to ready homes, offices and public buildings for the new decade of multimedia services It enables CATV, voice and data transmission all from a single cable installation. It allows wiring to meet current standards, while also providing plug-and-play readiness for the coming generations of high-definition data and entertainment services.

The company says that the cable will open the door for the preparation of smart, intelligently wired buildings, allowing architects, engineers and planners to foresee requirements for evolving multiple media and services platforms. The cross-platform hybrid solution provides immediate access to high-speed Internet, TV, security cameras and voice communications while laying a long-term foundation for forthcoming multimedia, security and data services.

It will provide opportunities to fulfill connectivity requirements for homes, offices and public buildings such as hospitals, which have constantly evolving technology infrastructures for essential internal services. Once installed, this infrastructure will future-proof a building against next generations of technology.

The cable combines U/UTP cat.6 with bend-insensitive BendBrightXS single-mode, high-speed fiber for simultaneous transmission of data, voice and TV signals. An adjacent core carries a CATV drop cable for current services (some providers currently use CATV cables to bring in services using active hardware to split TV, internet and telephone signals). It can be customized to meet local or regional specifications and can be produced on demand.

All components are recognized industry standards. The BendBrightXS fibre meets today’s fiber-to-the-home requirements for reduced bending radii in the closer confines of buildings, complying with ITU-T standard G.657.A+B2. The company’s UC (Universal Cabling) cable brand conforms to global industry standards.

The multi-platform cable’s upper element is a CATV cable for current services such as TV or broadband Internet. Below that are U/UTP cat.6 elements for IP- based services (networks). In the center is the BendBrightXS fiber for super high-speed networks and next-generation IP services.

For more information, visit www.draka.com


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