Troy firm rolls out new fiber optic cable assemblies

Troy—NAI, a manufacturer of connectivity products for the manufacturing, telecom, data and medical industries, has introduced a series of new fiber optic cable harnesses designed specifically for hyperscale computing in data centers.

The fiber optic cables are pre-terminated at one end with LC or MPO connectors, although customers can specify any fiber optic connector. The harness is then spooled onto a crate reel at customer-specified lengths. NAI recommends a minimum length of 50 feet, and the length limit is generally defined by the reel dimensions needed for safe handling and transportation.

The pre-terminated end solution reduces field terminations and eases installation, especially in cramped data centers.

NAI currently offers the following assemblies and fiber counts:

288F – 288 fibers

576F – 576 fibers

1,728F – 1,728 fibers

3,546F – 3,456 fibers (most recent capability added)

The pliable single mode ribbon cable is OFNR Riser rated and ideal for high density space requirements. A flame-retardant PVC sheath provides a rugged, yet flexible, cable for indoor riser applications. The UV acrylate coated fibers are color coded per TIA-359 and TIA-598. Each fiber ribbon consists of 12 primary fibers aligned in parallel. The ribbon is intermittently separated for pliability. All ribbons are placed in a single, non-filled, flame retardant PVC buffer tube. A cable sheath covers the buffer tube and consists of a layer of fiberglass yarns and a layer of rigid FRP strength elements for tensile strength required for installation and service loads. The PVC jacket is colored yellow for Single Mode designation.

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Established in 1993, NAI offers fiber optic and copper cable assemblies used in  wide variety of industries.

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