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Cable Technology Feature Article

July 18, 2013

True North Adds MTU, ADSS Fiber Optic Cabling to Portfolio

By Tara Seals, TMCnet Contributor

Canada-based distributor True North Technology has added indoor/outdoor multitenant unit (MTU) cabling as well as the new ADSS cables from Prysmian Group to its portfolio of fiber optic cabling for service providers, both of which should contribute to application flexibility for installers across North America.

Prysmian Group is designing fiber optic cable products for specialized applications. For instance, the indoor/outdoor MTU cables have been designed to help clients consolidate the cost of cabling installation by combining the performance of outside plant systems with an indoor-rated design. One of the flagship products within this suite is the FirstLink indoor/outdoor stranded loose tube cable, which provides increased flexibility for superior kink resistance while eliminating the need for closure transportation tubing.

Prysmian ADSS cables meanwhile come in two unique engineering designs – SafeStrain and ZeroStrain. Prysmian’s SafeStrain design limits fiber strain to 0.20 percent, which helps protect cabling performance and ongoing reliability despite the amount of demand placed on the network. The company’s ZeroStrain systems are designed for longer cabling lengths in which strain induced attenuation can cause temporary network outages. The ZeroStrain design works to prevent the fiber strains that cause attenuation completely, thereby offering a solution for cabling applications within the security field.

Edited by Rachel Ramsey

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