Belden Inc., a leading global supplier of specialty networking solutions, is excited to announce the availability of its new OptiTuff Mini Fibre Cable solution. It doesn’t just stand above other cable solutions in its category—it stands alone.

Fewer layers in the cable and elimination of metal armour make the OptiTuff Mini Fibre Cable solution:

  • Up to 90% lighter than metal armored cable
  • Up to 70% smaller in diameter than metal armored cable
  • Up to 50% smaller in diameter than non-armored cable

It also stands out for being more flexible and easier to install than metal armoured cable. Anti-kink properties and a small bend radius provide the flexibility it needs to handle tight and challenging turns with no problems in small spaces, raceways and cable trays.

To support these claims, Belden put its OptiTuff Mini Fibre Cable solution to the test, subjecting it to pull and crush tests way beyond day-to-day use. This cable:

  • Endures the weight of a 31-pound data center tile being dropped on it
  • Withstands a 9,000-pound forklift driving over it
  • Can be stapled to a wall

All the test results confirm: No significant crushing, breaking, kinking or performance issues.

This cable features an innovative, all-dielectric armour that provides superior durability and crush resistance while delivering mechanical properties similar to metal armored products. With no grounding or conduit required, installers also save time and end-users save money.

Belden’s OptiTuff Mini Fibre Cable solution stands alone in its category to combine the durability of metal armoured solutions with the performance and installation ease of non-armoured solutions for data centre, FTTx and POL/PON applications.

“This cable solution is remarkable,” says Kikie Kunplin, product manager for fibre systems at Belden. “Because it’s made of advanced, ruggedised thermoplastic material instead of a metal material, it’s a cost-effective, high-quality alternative to traditional armoured cable.”

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