New Indoor/Outdoor MDU, OFNR Cable
Meets ICEA-730 (Draft) Specification
Atlanta, GA, August 11, 2011
Superior Essex today announced that it is the first manufacturer to make available a 5 mm Rugged Indoor/Outdoor Riser Multi-Dwelling Unit (MDU) cable that meets the rigorous installation and performance requirements of ICEA S-115-730-2011 (Draft) specification, providing users with assurance of reliable installation and performance. ICEA-730 defines both the optical and mechanical performance requirements for MDU cable and their installation, including tight bends and the use of cable staples.
The 5 mm simplex Rugged Indoor/Outdoor MDU cable is UL Listed as Sunlight Resistant, which is required for reliable performance even after long term exposure to the outside environment. The cable also employs super absorbent dry blocking material which prevents water migration through the cable. The 5 mm I/O Rugged MDU is robust and can handle installation tensions as high as 100 pounds. The cable is available with a single G.657.A2 or G.657.B3 compliant bend-resistant single mode fiber, which allows tight bends with lower light loss than standard SMF.
Additional details are available here.
About Superior Essex
Superior Essex manufactures a broad portfolio of wire and cable products with primary
applications in the communications, magnet wire and related distribution markets. It is a
leading manufacturer and supplier of copper and fiber optic communication wire and cable
products to telephone companies, distributors and system integrators; a leading
manufacturer and supplier of magnet wire (including related enamel coating materials) and
fabricated products to major original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) for use in motors,
transformers, generators and electrical controls, and a distributor of magnet wire,
insulation, and related products to smaller OEMs and motor repair facilities.