Sumitomo Electric Lightwave Introduces New Flexible 4th Level Data Center And Network Plenum And Riser Ribbon Cables With Patented Easy Split And Peel Features
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Sumitomo Electric Lightwave (www.sumitomoelectric.com), a major leader in the development and manufacturing of optical fiber and connectivity solutions announces the introduction of its new flexible all-dielectric Indoor-Outdoor Riser, Indoor Riser, and Indoor Plenum ribbon cables for faster installation, easier connectivity, and space savings required by high density networks in the migration from 10 Gb/s to 40 and 100Gb/s. The new cables expand the 4th Level data center and network solutions product line for its integrated, end-to-end optical fiber infrastructure product offerings.
Prompted by the growing need to upgrade an existing data center or network infrastructure quickly, efficiently, and most cost effectively with immediate scalability to meet growing bandwidth and transmission speeds, Sumitomo Electric Lightwave designed the cables to allow for fast twelve fiber mass fusion splicing, quicker and easier cable entry, and faster fiber access through easy-peel ribbon technology. The patented Easy Split and Peel ribbon design, a key differentiating factor, eliminates the needs for special tools, allowing the installer to peel back the ribbon quickly and easily by hand to expose the underlying color coded fibers.
The exclusive ribbon design, thereby, increases the speed with which the number of fibers can be either fusion spliced or terminated with MPO splice-on connectors for real-time and on-site cable builds. The ribbon cables test equally well with all splice-on connector types and all conventional industry standard connectors.
Development engineers at Sumitomo Electric Lightwave uphold the position that, when ribbon cable is coupled with mass fusion splicing and MPO splice-on connectivity, data center and network managers can customize their existing network infrastructure quickly, easily, and cost effectively, while simultaneously supporting 10Gb/s today and 40/100 Gb/s tomorrow with an immediately scalable, already future-proofed optical fiber infrastructure.
Each of the three new cables also feature a non-preferential bend access for maximum flexibility and bending for easy installation in space constrained areas, an all dielectric cable construction that eliminates the need for grounding or bonding, and flexible dielectric strength members for mechanical durability within a flame retardant jacket. Both the Flexible Indoor Riser and Flexible Indoor Plenum cables feature a dry central tube design for easy, no mess, fusion splicing.
“Sumitomo’s expertise and leadership in ribbon fiber control processes and manufacturing has led us to the development of outstanding data center and enterprise network ribbon cables,” comments Bill Charuk, 4th Level product manager at Sumitomo Electric Lightwave. “Dedicated to continuous innovation, we continue to strive to bring new and better solutions for our data center and enterprise network customers, keeping them ahead of the curve of rapid technology change. “
Both the Flexible Indoor Riser and Indoor-Outdoor Riser rated ribbon cables meet UL 1666, CSA FT4 and RoHS specifications. The Flexible Indoor Plenum rated ribbon cables comply with UL 910, all National Electric Code OFNP, RoHS, and CSA FT-6 requirements. The cables are available in all multimode and single-mode fiber types including bend insensitive SMF.
About Sumitomo Electric Lightwave: Sumitomo Electric Lightwave (SEL), located in Research Triangle Park, NC, is a leader in the design, innovation, and manufacturing of optical fiber and connectivity solutions, including optical fiber, fiber optic cable, fusion splicers & accessories, field installable connectors, and its FutureFlex® Air-blown Network Solutions. SEL is a Sumitomo Electric Group Company, a global leader in the information and communications industry with over 20 billion in revenue and 200,000 employees worldwide. For more information, please call 800-358-7378, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.sumitomoelectric.com
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