Wiring - Cabling - Devices
AFL expands Interconnect Premise MicroCore Cable product line
By Anthony Capkun
July 19, 2010
AFL Telecommunications expanded its Interconnect Premise MicroCore cable product line of high-density fiber optic cables: now encompassing up to 48 optical fibers in a single package, the cable has an overall diameter of 4.8 mm and is suited (says AFL) to support array-type MT/MP connectors. Integration of the all-dielectric strength members within the core of the cable enables the potential for direct termination schemes. Additionally, the round construction of this line eliminates concerns, boasts AFL, over preferential bend radii in premise-stacked ribbon designs. The inclusion of OM3 or OM4 laser-optimized 50Âµm graded-index multimode fibers promises a high-performance connection to meet the bandwidth demands of 40Gb ethernet or greater network architectures.