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Cable Technology Feature Article

October 07, 2010

CommScope Announces XpressPrep Drop Cable with Brightwire Anti-Corrosion Features

By Rajani Baburajan, TMCnet Contributor

CommScope, a provider of radio frequency or “RF” and optical network infrastructure solutions, announced it has expanded the offering to include Brightwire, which the company claims as the industry recognized benchmark for dry anti-corrosion protection.

Built upon the rapid adoption of CommScope’s XpressPrep coaxial drop cable, the new Brightwire XP brings together two of the most popular features in coaxial drop cable.

It combines the dry anti-corrosion features of Brightwire with the innovative XpressPrep technology. Company officials say the new cable provides double-barreled benefits to customer installations of drop cable by offering lower initial and long-term operational costs.

“By combining two successful, field-proven technologies into one product, CommScope is offering customers a higher level of reliability and installation time savings,” Ric Johnsen, senior vice president, Broadband, CommScope, said in a statement.

Johnsen further said Brightwire dry anti-corrosion technology can now be offered to even further enhance their line of XpressPrep cables. “Brightwire XP is a combination of two great technologies offering our customers a true drop cable solution.”

Brightwire XP and XpressPrep both meet and exceed all applicable SCTE specifications assuring customers a high performing product and full compatibility with industry standard tri-shield connectors, according to company officials.

CommScope’s popular 75 ohm drop cable products are available in a full array of shielding configurations. They are capable of high-quality signal transmission and offer record of dependable service and quality in virtually every part of the world.

With the availability of the new Brightwire dry anti-corrosive treatment, the cable further protects the integrity of the broadband drop plant while lowering operation and installation costs, company officials said.

Recently CommScope announced it has completed participation in a first-of-its-kind industry “Plugfest” event, organized by the Higher Speed Ethernet or “HSE” subcommittee of the Ethernet Alliance (News - Alert), TMCnet reported.

Rajani Baburajan is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Rajani's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Stefania Viscusi