UL announces new Wire & Cable training offering and virtual classroom training in June
May15

UL announces new Wire & Cable training offering and virtual classroom training in June

UL’s Wire & Cable Division is pleased to announce new customer training opportunities, with three virtual classroom training available for booking in June: Appliance Wiring Material (UL 758), on 23 June 2020, 1pm – 5pm CESTPower Limited Circuit Cable (UL 13), on 24 June 2020, 1pm – 5pm CESTFlexible Cords & Cables (UL 62 / CSA C22.2 No. 49), on 25 June 2020, 2:30pm – 6:30pm CEST The courses are part of a wider...

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Hexatronic to acquire UK-based fiber optic company Tech Optics Ltd.
Jun05

Hexatronic to acquire UK-based fiber optic company Tech Optics Ltd.

Hexatronic has entered into an agreement to acquire all shares in the UK-based fiber optic company Tech Optics. Tech Optics is a fiber optic products supplier and cable assembly manufacturer, established since 1988. The company specialises in applications within harsh environments, for example defence, aerospace, oil and gas industry. Tech Optics is an approved supplier to the UK defence industry and provides many leading companies...

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igus helps autonomous vehicles get to the bottom of ocean discovery
Jun03

igus helps autonomous vehicles get to the bottom of ocean discovery

As scientists delve into the study of climate change, new strategies and products are evolving to help them uncover data that is driving the world’s foremost crisis. The scientific community is obtaining significant information from international oceans, especially with the support of autonomous surface vehicles. Igus provided data cables and energy chains to support a recent assignment in ocean exploration. The United States-based...

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Belden announces copper and fiber cable & connectivity product line extensions
May29

Belden announces copper and fiber cable & connectivity product line extensions

Belden has brought to market five product line extensions in Q2 2020 that support wireless networks, remote power, smart buildings and fiber management applications. Offering the smallest Category 6A diameter (0.250” CMP/0.260” CMR) on the market, 10GXW Cables allow easy upgrades to Category 6A while staying within budget. Now this cable is available in a riser-rated version as well: 10GXW12. They also offer superior noise immunity,...

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PM 265 Pay-off
May13

PM 265 Pay-off

New in fiber optic cable production – PM 265 Pay-off This is a new model fiber optic pay-off, sized for 50 km reels and equipped with features like the PM 305 model. Get ready for noticeably shorter set-up times. This high-speed motor driven fiber pay-off is designed for a wide variety of fiber optic secondary coating lines. The six reel position frames can combine into several configurations to handle a total of up to 24 fibers. The...

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L-com expands fiber product offering
May07

L-com expands fiber product offering

L-com has expanded its in stock offering of bulk fiber cable and fiber connectors to address high speed voice, video and data networking applications. L-com’s new bulk fiber cable line consists of single-mode and multimode (OM1, OM2 and OM3) fiber cable that is sold in intervals of one meter. Options include OFNR, OFNP and LSZH cable jackets, simplex, duplex and breakout cable styles as well as tactical military-style cable...

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£10.5m full fibre network to power economic growth across Aberdeenshire
May07

£10.5m full fibre network to power economic growth across Aberdeenshire

SSE Enterprise Telecoms has been awarded a £10.5m full fibre project by Aberdeenshire Council, spanning up to 200km, with the aim of improving the delivery of public services to the community and boosting economic activity and quality of life in the area. This latest collaboration is a continuation of a 20-year-strong partnership between the two parties. The project comes under the banner of the Aberdeen City Region Deal (ACRD). It is...

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Downsizing and upgrading in one: igus Single Pair Ethernet cable for energy chains
Apr29

Downsizing and upgrading in one: igus Single Pair Ethernet cable for energy chains

Every day, sensors generate vast amounts of data worldwide and this continues to rise. Single Pair Ethernet (SPE) technology offers completely new opportunities to transmit these data streams reliably even in the most confined areas of the machine. Developed for use in energy chains, igus introduces the chainflex CFBUS.PUR.042 SPE cable. While a few years ago CAT5 was the standard and CAT5e was a quantum leap, CAT6a and...

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Draka fibre portfolio upgraded with Cca and B2ca stranded loose tubes cables up to 432 fibres
Apr28

Draka fibre portfolio upgraded with Cca and B2ca stranded loose tubes cables up to 432 fibres

Using all of Prysmian Group’s innovation, Draka now specifies up to 432 fibre B2ca compliant cables as part of its warranted Draka Universal Cabling (UC) System. To further enhance the practicality, the new N-series design is the first gel-filled non-metallic fibre cable suitable for internal and external applications. Gel filling is the recognised solution for water blocking and the unique gel combined with FireRes LSHF-FR sheathing...

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Prysmian Group announces world’s first 180µm fibre cable for FTTx and 5G networks
Apr23

Prysmian Group announces world’s first 180µm fibre cable for FTTx and 5G networks

Prysmian Group launches the world’s first commercially available 180µm fibre cable. Further to previous announcements for BendBrightXS 180µm fibre and Sirocco HD cables, Prysmian combines the two technologies to launch its Sirocco Extreme microduct cable with 288 fibres in a diameter of 6.5mm, providing world record diameter and fibre density for a blown microduct cable of 288 fibres. With a fibre density of 8.7 fibres per mm2 it is...

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UL publishes its 2019 Annual Report
Apr13

UL publishes its 2019 Annual Report

UL’s 2019 annual report is now available at annualreport.UL.com. This year’s report showcases UL’s successes through the lens of progression, protection and sustainability, and highlights the transformative year 2019 was, with leadership changes and growth through acquisitions and laboratory openings. Featuring stories about how UL collaborates with multiple stakeholders, addresses tough challenges and...

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Belden launches REVConnect Systems
Apr16

Belden launches REVConnect Systems

Belden Inc. extends the benefits of its award-winning REVConnect connectivity line to entire end-to-end solutions by offering REVConnect Systems. They provide best-in-class performance guarantees across all category levels. Each REVConnect System includes cable and connectivity designed to meet the needs of demanding applications in use today and those coming tomorrow. These include emerging wireless and Power over Ethernet (PoE)...

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LAPP expands its portfolio for Industrial Communication
Mar26

LAPP expands its portfolio for Industrial Communication

Cables, connectors, switches – LAPP customers can find a comprehensive portfolio for all applications and standards in industrial communication – from a single source and all with LAPP’s manufacturing expertise. This portfolio is constantly being expanded. The ETHERLINE SERVO DQ FD P Cat.5e is a servo feedback cable. It is adapted for the open SIEMENS DRIVE-CLiQ® system interface for use in SIEMENS SINAMICS-S120 drive systems....

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Hengtong releases two new ultra-small optical fiber products
Mar25

Hengtong releases two new ultra-small optical fiber products

Hengtong has launched two novel 180 micron SMF, BoneCom®Smini-G.652.D series used for MAN and trunk transmission network and BendCom®Smini-G.657.A2 series with excellent bending performance. Compared with the traditional 245 micron fiber and 200 micron small diameter fiber, the novel fiber has a smaller size of 180 microns, a reduction of around 30% and 10% respectively. The fiber has less cost, better attenuation and more stable...

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Draka strengthens UC Connect system by launching smallest OD 2- 24 fibre central tube cables in market
Mar18

Draka strengthens UC Connect system by launching smallest OD 2- 24 fibre central tube cables in market

Prysmian Group has dramatically revised the design of the Draka E-Series fibre cables, which form part of the Draka UC Connect cabling system.  The central tube of up to 24 fibre family of cables now comes with a 20% reduction in outer diameters, making it the smallest cable available in its class. The Draka E-Series suite of cables are also the only non-metallic cables with gel-filled tubes that carry Cca &...

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LAPP receives important certification for Asia
Mar18

LAPP receives important certification for Asia

LAPP has received the coveted certification for the CC-Link IE standard for ETHERLINE®. CCLink is an internationally recognised standard for sensor/actuator networks. It was developed by Mitsubishi Electric Corporation and subsequently published as an “open” network. CC-Link is the leading protocol in Asia in particular. CC-Link is very widely used as a standard, especially in China, Korea, Taiwan and Japan. “The Asian market is very...

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CommScope fiber is backbone of Allegiant Stadium
Mar13

CommScope fiber is backbone of Allegiant Stadium

CommScope’s fiber optic and copper cabling has been installed in Allegiant Stadium, the new 65,000-seat home of the Las Vegas Raiders. The 227 miles of fiber and more than 1.5 million feet of copper is helping to create the ultimate experience for Raiders fans by supporting over 2,400 screens, 1,700 Wi-Fi 6 access points, and Allegiant Stadium’s Distributed Antenna System (DAS). The 100G fiber backbone and 10G CAT 6A copper will...

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Nexans donates wires and cables valued at 1.08 million yuan to support city of Suzhou
Mar12

Nexans donates wires and cables valued at 1.08 million yuan to support city of Suzhou

Nexans China announces a direct donation to the Suzhou Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with wires and cables worth 1.08 million yuan to facilitate its relocation. In active fighting of coronavirus outbreak under the leadership of local government, Nexans China realized the importance of disease prevention and public health service to local inhabitants, and made the decision of donation.  “At Nexans, we are always...

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Corning introduces industry’s first ultra-low-loss, smaller-diameter fibers
Mar11

Corning introduces industry’s first ultra-low-loss, smaller-diameter fibers

Corning has added a series of smaller, denser additions to its portfolio of long-haul fiber and cable innovations, including the world’s first submarine and terrestrial long-haul fibers in a 200-micron diameter. The fiber and cable innovations are designed to help network operators stay ahead of bandwidth needs driven by 5G in access networks, as well as high-performance applications like augmented reality and artificial intelligence...

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R&M continues its growth strategy
Mar09

R&M continues its growth strategy

R&M, the globally active developer and provider of cabling systems for high-quality network infrastructures, based in Wetzikon, Switzerland, is continuing its growth strategy: R&M closed the business year 2019 with an increase of 4.4 %; adjusted for currency effects, growth lies at 6.8%. The Group generated sales of CHF 276.7 million. The operating profit (EBIT) declined marginally due to high investment costs for the...

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CityFibre reveals 36 more towns and cities to benefit from full fibre
Mar06

CityFibre reveals 36 more towns and cities to benefit from full fibre

CityFibre has revealed 36 additional locations to benefit from full fibre as part of its up to £4bn Gigabit City Investment Programme, targeting up to 8 million premises. In parallel, CityFibre has also accelerated the mobilisation of its network build capabilities, with a process underway to award £1.5bn in construction contracts by the summer and network build brought forward in the vast majority of these towns and cities by the end...

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Draka welcomes NG Bailey as a technology partner
Mar02

Draka welcomes NG Bailey as a technology partner

Draka is pleased to recognise NG Bailey’s IT Services business as a Technology Partner.  This partnership will strengthen the collaboration between the two companies on future product application and development. NG Bailey, the UK’s leading independent engineering and services business, has been a Draka UC Connect Installation Partner for eight years.  As an Installation Partner, it is...

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Three new cable solutions available from Belden in Q1 2020
Feb28

Three new cable solutions available from Belden in Q1 2020

Belden Inc. has launched three new products available in Q1 2020 to provide unmatched data transmission for emerging technology. To offer a new cable option for high-density, high-data-rate environments that rely on fiber for data transmission, Belden unveils its FiberExpress Flexible Ribbon Cable, designed to support the new DCX Optical Distribution Frame system. Relative to cable size, Flexible Ribbon Cable provides the highest...

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Draka UC Connect warranty to now include SiroccoXS blown fibre solutions
Feb20

Draka UC Connect warranty to now include SiroccoXS blown fibre solutions

Prysmian Group announces its Draka UC Connect structured cabling system’s warranty has been extended to cover the company’s prestigious SiroccoXS blown fibre solutions. SiroccoXS is now offered as part of the Draka UC Connect family of products for the first time.  SiroccoXS blown fibre system uses compressed air to blow optical fibre into pre-installed tubes.  It enables on-demand...

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Siemon supports Rich Products Corporation in future proofing its new food production facility and UK headquarters in Andover
Feb17

Siemon supports Rich Products Corporation in future proofing its new food production facility and UK headquarters in Andover

Siemon’s world-class structured cabling technology has been installed at Rich Products’ new 15-acre UK production facility in Andover, Hampshire. In order to support the company’s ambitious growth plans, Siemon’s 10 Gigabit Ethernet copper and fibre cabling solutions are future proofing Rich Products’ state-of-the-art bakery, while enabling a fully automated production process and intelligent building services. Rich Products...

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CRU to host strategic discussions on energy grid cable developments, the future of fibre technology and potential impact of Brexit on manufacturing and trade
Feb11

CRU to host strategic discussions on energy grid cable developments, the future of fibre technology and potential impact of Brexit on manufacturing and trade

CRU, leading provider of cable news, analysis and consulting is to hold its flagship CRU Wire & Cable Conference in London 8-10 June 2020. This year’s conference includes industry thought leaders addressing some of the most pressing issues facing the global wire and cable industry. The industry keynote presentation will be given by Professor Anand Menon, Professor of European Politics and Foreign Affairs at Kings College London;...

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Prysmian Group launches record breaking cables for FTTx and 5G networks
Feb03

Prysmian Group launches record breaking cables for FTTx and 5G networks

Prysmian Group launches its Sirocco High Density range of microduct cables, providing world record diameters and fibre densities for blown microduct cables. The new range boasts fibre densities of up to 10.5 fibres per mm2, enabling increased fibre count cables to be offered for standard microduct sizes. Sirocco HD microduct cables utilize Prysmian’s BendBright-A2 200µm single-mode (ITU-T G.657.A2) bend insensitive fibre, providing a...

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PTCL and Nokia build Pakistan’s first 200G optical network for superfast broadband
Jan28

PTCL and Nokia build Pakistan’s first 200G optical network for superfast broadband

Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) has deployed Nokia’s technology to expand the capacity of recently installed 100G transport network to 200G optical network for both domestic and international traffic. This capacity expansion has been carried out in the major cities of Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi to keep pace with the growing demands of capacity created by ever-increasing consumption of broadband by individuals as...

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LEONI offers active 400 G solutions with low power consumption for sustainable data centers
Jan28

LEONI offers active 400 G solutions with low power consumption for sustainable data centers

Leoni, a global provider of energy and data management solutions in the automotive sector and other industries, produces sustainable 400 Gbit/s connections for data centers. With low power consumption and high performance the active cable solutions meet the challenges of growing data rates due to megatrends like ‘Big Data’, 5G, IoT and artificial intelligence. Leoni will present first Active Optical Cables (AOCs) with silicon...

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A closer look at Local Area Network trends and solutions
Jan27

A closer look at Local Area Network trends and solutions

R&M, the globally active Swiss developer and provider of cabling systems for high-quality network infrastructures, presents again its market outlook for 2020. In our recent ‘Trends for 2020’ article, we described several developments in Public, LAN and DC networks. Let’s take a closer look at the challenges and trends, along with the solutions … Cloud services, Fiber to the Home, 5G, IoT and smart buildings will continue to change...

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