Amsterdam, March 22, 2010 -- Draka Communications, a global leader in the cabling and optical fiber industry, today announces as a part of its constantly improving hybrid range a unique multi-purpose hybrid indoor cable which enables CATV, voice and data transmission all from a single cable installation. The Draka solution allows a facility to be wired today to meet current standards, while providing plug and play readiness for the coming generations of high definition data and entertainment services. Draka showcases its multimedia indoor cables at the Light & Building exhibition in Frankfurt, April 11-16.
“ We’re excited about this new hybrid indoor cable as it opens the door for the preparation of smart, intelligently wired buildings, allowing planners and architects to foresee requirements for evolving multiple media and services platforms,” says Zoran Borcic, EMEA Product Manager, Draka Data Products. “ This 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.”
Draka considers that this new cable will present significant opportunities to fulfil connectivity requirements for homes, offices and public buildings such as hospitals, which have constantly evolving technology infrastructures for essential internal services. Once installed this multi-purpose infrastructure will future-proof a building against investments due to coming generations of technology.
With its latest offering Draka presents a hybrid combination of U/UTP cat.6 together with bend-insensitive BendBrightXS single mode, high speed fiber for the 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 ). Draka’s CATV cables are customisable to meet local or regional specifications and can be produced on-demand with Draka’s flexible manufacturing process. For example, Draka has now merged a cat. 7 S/FTP element with two BendBrightXS single mode fibers.
All components of the new hybrid cable are recognised industry standards, manufactured internally by Draka. Industry-acclaimed BendBrightXS fiber meets today’s FTTH requirements for reduced bending radii in the closer confines of buildings, and complying with ITU-T standard G.657.A+B2. Draka’s UC cable (Universal Cabling) brand conforms to global industry standards. The company’s professionally proven CATV cables are the result of many years of experience in demanding live broadcasting and studio applications around the world.
Draka (Euronext Amsterdam: DRAK), headquartered in Amsterdam, has 9600 employees in countries worldwide and 2009 revenues of over € 2 billion. Draka has a presence in 31 countries in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Australia.
Draka’s activities are divided into three groups: Energy & Infrastructure, Industry & Speciality and Communications. Draka Communications with its four business units, Telecom Solutions, Multimedia Specials, Optical Fiber and Cable Solutions is a global market leader in the development, production and sales of fibers, cables and advanced network solutions. More information at www.draka.com/communications
Photo: Draka’s new multi-platform indoor cables opens the door to the smart building
Draka’s innovative multi-platform cable future proofs a home, office and public building by providing a foundation for next generation services without the re-investment of new cabling. Its upper element ( photo) is a CATV cable for current services such as TV or broadband internet. Shown below this are U/UTP cat.6 elements for IP based services (networks). The yellow cable in the center is bend-friendly BendBrightXS fiber for super high speed networks and next generation IP services .
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