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One-stop cable shop

Connection specialist Lemo is introducing its first fibre optic cable, so that it can offer users a one-stop shop for connectors, wire and cable, cable assemblies and media converters. The new HDTV SMPTE (311M) and ARIB cables have been developed with Northwire, part of the Lemo group.

Keith Beckman, senior director of corporate projects at Northwire, explained, “End users demand strong cable that is robust enough to protect the glass fibre from crushing, bending and abrasion abuse in the field. However, the same users want cables to be flexible for ease of deployment and field handling.”

This critical balance between ruggedisation and flexibility was achieved with support from experts at Lemo’s Fibre Optics Unit of Research in
the UK

Both the SMPTE and ARIB cables are made of black PVC, with tinned copper wires and are designed for outdoor and truck operations.