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Draka BendBright-Elite fiber completes independent lab testing

Draka Communications Americas has announced that its newest ultra bend insensitive fiber has completed the requirements of independent lab testing. Branded as Draka BendBright-Elite, this new fiber can tolerate bends as small as 5mm, while...


September 1, 2010  


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Draka Communications Americas has announced that its newest ultra bend insensitive fiber has completed the requirements of independent lab testing. Branded as Draka BendBright-Elite, this new fiber can tolerate bends as small as 5mm, while achieving attenuation values less than 0.1dB.

The fiber complies with ITU G.657 A1, A2, B2, and B3, meaning it delivers the highest level of bend performance while remaining backwards compatibility with legacy single-mode fiber. Draka cables containing BendBright-Elite fiber can tolerate as many as 150 90 degree bends and 500 crown staples without experiencing power loss greater than 0.1dB, the firm says.

It can be used in multiple dwelling units (MDU’s), central offices, and enterprises and retail centres where cables will be exposed to difficult installation routes or congestion of existing cables.

Draka Communications