Superior Essex launches EnduraLite™ indoor/outdoor optical fiber cable
Atlanta, GA – March 21, 2016. Superior Essex announces the launch of its EnduraLite™ Indoor/Outdoor Loose Tube optical fiber cable. Robust and flexible, the EnduraLite cable is uniquely designed to handle tough weather conditions in applications that require a transition of optical fiber between indoor and outdoor environments. EnduraLite improves on existing I/O fiber cable designs by offering increased environmental protection and dry water-blocking elements, as well as easier handling and installation. EnduraLite cables are available in plenum and riser-rated designs, and meet all ICEA 696 requirements.
The EnduraLite cable, available in plenum and riser-rated single and multi-unit designs, consists of one or several 3 mm subunits stranded around a central strength element. Each of these subunits incorporates the latest in dry water-blocking technology, which eliminates the need to clean off the traditional gel-based water-blocking compounds, and is surrounded by aramid yarns, allowing the subunit to be crimped directly onto an MTP® or MPO connector. The 3mm subunits are stranded around a central strength element that is both sturdy and flexible, and jacketed in either PVC for the riser design or PVDF for the plenum design. PVDF is naturally sunlight and moisture resistant, offering additional protection from sun exposure and water ingress. With its smooth surface and proportionately low coefficient of friction, PVDF jacketing is easier to handle and pull, reducing the time and labor required for installation. Plenum designs with PVDF jacketing are available in multiple! color options. Both the plenum and riser designs are UL Listed Sunlight Resistant.
“For customers needing small, but extremely durable, weather resistant cables for applications that run through both premises and OSP environments, these new cables fit the bill,” says Paul Neveux, Director of Global Product Management for Premises Fiber products at Superior Essex. “We built our new EnduraLite Indoor/Outdoor cables to be both easy to deploy and easy to connectorize while still meeting stringent ICEA 696 requirements.”
About Superior Essex
Superior Essex International LP is a leading manufacturer and supplier of cable, wire and accessory products serving the communications industry, energy industry and related distribution markets for over 80 years. Product lines include Indoor and Outside Plant (OSP) copper and fiber data cables, Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) coaxial cables and accessories, Fiber-to-the-Premises (FTTP) closures, fire alarm/security (FAS) cables, and low/medium voltage energy cable products and accessories.