Cologne, May 4, 2010 -- Draka Communications, a global leader in the cabling and optical fiber industry, today announces a new high specification foam polyethelyne coaxial trunk cable with the same dimension as bamboo cable but with significantly improved bending characteristics..
Designated Coax2 CT 48 S, this latest Draka addition to an extensive coaxial cable range offers superior 2dB attenuation per 100m at 230 MHZ, a solid copper inner conductor of less than 5 mm and a screening factor bettering 120dB from 30MHz to 1 GHz. Draka’s trunk cable will fit the need for long-term, sustainable backbone infrastructures currently demanded by CATV and broadband services networks.
Foam-PE (polyethylene) inner insulation improves this cable’s mechanical properties, adding flexibility to tensile and impact resistance. This makes it a best choice for direct buried and duct laying operations in a broad range of terrains and temperature extremes.
"As network operators upgrade and expand their backbone infrastructures, our latest Coax2 cable now fits in to their requests for a superior technical profile, flexibility and long life." said Thilo Hamm, EMEA Product Manager, CATV & RF Products, Draka Communications. "We are currently experiencing significantly increased trunk cable demand from all markets, especially from countries whose broadcast networks are undergoing technical upgrading and expansion processes."
Draka Communications manufactures high-quality Common Access TV (CATV) cables for use in all multimedia broadcast service environments. Evolutions in CATV networks such as VDSL broadband internet and IPTV services are a challenge for network providers as they require high quality cables throughout all network layers, with particular attention to screening classes, attenuation and cable life-cycle and upgradeability.
Draka TV cables benefit from Draka’s experience in the development and production of cables throughout the entire TV transmission chain, from the TV studio, over trunk lines and via satellite, to the viewer’s home, office or other location. Because of this, Draka cables are a first choice for reliable and future-proof networks.
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 high specification coaxial trunk cable
Draka’s PE foam insulated Coax2 CT 48 S addition to its broad copper coaxial range offers superior 2dB attenuation per 100m at 230 MHZ, a solid copper inner conductor of less than 5 mm and a screening factor bettering 120dB.
For more information contact:
Terry Davidson, The Communications Group, Tel: +32 2 640 92 07 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Thilo Hamm, Draka Communications, Tel: + 49 221 677 3892 or email@example.com