Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 7, 2014: Nexans, the worldwide leader in cables and cabling systems, announced the launch of its new LANmark-OF Tight Buffer Universal Cable, which harmonizes its Tight Buffer Indoor and Universal cable portfolio with an installer-friendly and more cost effective Tight Buffer Universal cable for indoor and outdoor use. Nexans developed the new cable using a new type of glass yarn that combines rodent protection with installer friendliness and avoids skin-irritation when compared to similar products of other vendors.
“The LANmark-OF Tight Buffer Universal cable is a fibre cable that can be used indoor and outdoor in a duct. It complies with the indoor fire requirements and can be installed indoor both
vertically and horizontally. It can also be used for outdoor installation in a duct as the water tight glass yarns make the cables fully waterproof and rodent retardant,” says Mr. Tarek Helmy, Regional Director Gulf and Middle East, South & East Africa of Nexans Cabling Solutions.
“Our existing Tight Buffer cables portfolio have glass yarns for rodent protection and water tightness but unfortunately these glass yarns could cause skin-irritating during installation. Hence for our latest LANmark-OF Tight Buffer Universal cables, we have developed a new type of glass yarn that combines rodent protection with installer friendliness and avoids skin-irritation. With these features the glass yarns can better be used indoors,” Mr. Helmy adds.
The LANmark-OF Tight Buffer Universal cable is developed for horizontal and vertical installations, indoor and outdoor in a duct. It is dielectric and fully dry and has 900 um buffered fibres. This second coating till 900 um provides additional protection of the fibres and facilitates the handling when terminating the fibres in a patch panel. The easy strip tight buffer design allows stripping the fibre over 10 cm in one action. It is a cost effective solution for short and medium distances.
The LANmark-OF Tight Buffer Universal is most suitable for direct termination by either anaerobic or hot melt connectors as well as with splicing of pigtails.