OFS Expands the AccuRibbon® DC Fiber Optic Cable Family
06 Sep 2017
OFS is pleased to announce the expansion of the AccuRibbon® DC Fiber Optic Cable product family to include fiber counts up to 864. These totally gel-free ribbon cables will be available in dielectric and metallic/armored versions. Currently, AccuRibbon DC cables are offered in fiber counts up to 432.
These 100% gel-free cables are designed to significantly reduce both cable preparation times and cable weights, which help lower deployment costs, reduce splicing expenses and speed installation/restoration times.
Super-absorbent polymer (SAP) tapes replace the gel in AccuRibbon DC cables to impede water migration in the cable core. These cables and water-blocking tapes have a 15-year, field-proven history in diverse outside plant (OSP) installations and applications.
In addition to meeting Telcordia GR-20 Issue 4 requirements, the AccuRibbon DC cables have successfully met OFS' aggressive coiling simulations where the cables are twisted and coiled under real-world installation conditions. The installation simulation testing performed is significantly beyond the current minimum testing standards utilized by the industry.
The expanded-fiber-count AccuRibbon DC cables are scheduled for commercial availability during fourth quarter 2017.