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Low Smoke Zero Halogen Cable (LSZH)

What are Halogens?
When grouped together, the elements fluorine, chlorine, bromine, iodine and astatine make up a chemical family known as the Halogens. You may not have been aware of it, but halogens have many uses, and most of us come into contact with them on a daily basis. Just think about it: the fluoride in your toothpaste, the chlorine in your pool, the iodine in your medicine cabinet…they’re all halogens!

 

Halogens as Flame Retardants
Pool maintenance, first aid and dental hygiene aside, halogens are also widely used as flame retardants in a variety of plastics, including the PVC (polyvinyl chloride) that makes up many cable jackets and electronics-related products. Unfortunately, when it comes to the health of both humans and the environment, halogen-based flame retardants can be a double-edged sword.
Ironically, while these halogen compounds keep plastics from catching fire and spreading flames, they can also release hazardous gases if the plastic actually ignites. Carcinogenic substances like Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs), Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs), Nitro Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and dioxins are all by-products produced when halogenated plastics burn. These gaseous compounds pose a double threat…not only are they dangerous in vapor form, but they can also condense into caustic acids (such as hydrochloric acid) when they come into contact with water.

 

Low Smoke Zero Halogen Materials: a Safer Alternative
It’s all in the name… “Low Smoke Zero Halogen” sums everything up: these materials (such as polypropylene) contain absolutely no halogens, but still have excellent flame resistance and produce very little smoke when burned.
LSZH cabling is the safest choice for plenum use and any other applications in which smoke is likely to both build up and come into contact with people, since no harmful toxins are actually released.

LSZH Structured Cabling

Fibre Cabling Solution

We provide a complete range of fibre cabling solution including multimode and singlemode fiber optic. We provide a broad range of support options for every stage of a system’s life, including network design and project support, on-site assistance, certified installer training and advice on systems upgrades. We provide pigtail splicing, SC, ST and LC connector termination.

Outdoor Fiber

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Indoor Fibre

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Copper Cabling Solution

We provide a complete range of copper cabling solution including cat5e, cat6, cat6a products. We provide a broad range of support options for every stage of a system’s life, including network design and project support, on-site assistance, certified installer training and advice on systems upgrades.

Cat5e UTP Cabling Solutions

Cat 5e (Cat 5 enhanced) is currently the most commonly used in new installations. It’s designed to greatly reduce crosstalk. If you just read that and then nodded while slowly saying “Yeah…crosstalk…” don’t worry, that’s why you’re here: to learn! It basically means the Cat 5e is better at keeping signals on different circuits or channels from interfering with each other. A step above Cat 5, it can handle 1000 Mbps speeds (gigabit Ethernet) at 100 MHz.

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Cat5e UTP Cable

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Cat5e Patch Panel

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Cat5e RJ45 Modular Jack

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Cat6 UTP Cabling Solutions

Category 6 is a major improvement over Cat 5e.It’s suitable for up to 10 gigabit Ethernet at 250 MHz.Cat 6 cable has an internal separator that isolates pairs from one another. For those who want to “future-proof” their residential or commercial network as much as possible without a significant cost increase, Cat 6 is a great choice.

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Cat6 Patch Panel

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Structured Cabling Solutions

The cable infrastructure in your office or building is a critical component of your entire network. Proper planning, design, installation, and maintenance of this infrastructure can have a positive impact on your company’s day-to-day operations and can contribute to its success. Whether you’re building a new location or want to upgrade your existing infrastructure, we have structured cabling solution you need for your cabling projects.

As a full-service provider, our start to finish approach includes the following:

  • Consultation
  • Site survey
  • Design and Engineering
  • Material Supply
  • Professional cable installation & termination
  • Cable testing, labeling, and Certification
  • Fiber Optics Installation and termination
  • Maintenance

We offer comprehensive solutions for all infrastructure types Cat5e, Cat6, Cat6, Cat6a, Cat7, fiber optic. Whether LAN or Data Centre, Copper or fibre. Certification of 25 years will be given  to support your structured cabling system is absolutely guaranteed to operate the application.

Optical Lan Solution

Simplifying Enterprise Passive Optical Networks (PON)

As optical fi ber moves closer to end users, rapid changes are underway  in both the data center and the equipment closet. As a result, new installation and maintenance techniques are being employed within enterprise applications. Passive Optical Network (PON) applications are now being deployed. Fiber is no longer limited to just access equipment. Fiber connectivity to a single user is a reality. TE Connectivity off ers complete, end-to-end PON infrastructure solutions called Optical LAN Solution (OLS). From the data center to the desktop, our customers have tapped the experience and innovation of TE to build their PON networks. TE’s suite of end-to-end connectivity solutions is truly comprehensive. This ordering guide highlights the most commonly used components that feature fi eld-proven attributes that can save time, money and help improve customer satisfaction. The diagram below highlights a PON deployment using one of the TE OLS solutions. Each number corresponds to a specifi c innovative TE
product which is described in more detail in this ordering guide.

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Features

  • Equipment is replaced by a single Fiber Distribution Hub (OLH) that can be wall mounted for significant space savings
  • Reduced troubleshooting and maintenance costs
  • Power and environmental savings with OLS versus traditional LAN architectures
  • Indoor and outdoor environmental protection
  • Advanced cable management
  • Time-saving cross-connect options
  • Field-proven performance and reliability
  • Pre-terminated and plug-and-play options
  • Rigorous quality standards

 

Cat8/Category 8

What is Cat 8?
Currently there are a number of similar but different Category 8 (Cat 8) solutions being considered by the standards bodies for 40Gb/s over twisted pair copper.

In the USA, TIA/EIA is considering Cat 8 based on an extended performance Cat 6A cable. Meanwhile in Europe ISO/IEC is looking at two options currently tagged Cat 8.1 based on an extended performance Cat 6A cable and Cat 8.2 based on an extended Cat 7A cable. Interestingly all of these are based on shielded cables and connectors because of alien crosstalk difficulties.

As yet, there is no clear choice of connector – though there is a significant body of weight in favor of the RJ-45 footprint rather than the larger ‘square’ contender. This is partly in order to achieve high density patch panel and switch configurations and partly because RJ-45 is what almost everyone in the industry is used to and comfortable with.

It looks likely however, that even if a RJ-45 profile jack is used, to ensure the necessary crosstalk performance, its pin configuration will mean that it will not be backward compatible with 10GBASE-T and lower speed standards. Whilst this is unlikely to create a problem in the data centre, it might not be so acceptable if Cat 8 ever reaches the enterprise LAN.

Thermal Adhesive Coated (TAC) Fiber System

TE Connectivity’s (TE) thermal adhesive coated (TAC) fiber system provides fast, flexible and nearly invisible installation of fiber cable within a home or business.

Utilizing a lightweight, portable handheld fiber tool and 900 micron fiber microcable with integrated adhesive, installers are able to quickly and easily install fiber around baseboard, windows and trim work.

When turned on, the handheld device triggers the heat-activated adhesive in the fiber – allowing the fiber to bond continously to the surface area as it is applied.

Benefits

  • Fiber bonds consistently to common surface types in any indoor environment
  • Does not require messy caulking, staples or brackets
  • Installed cable almost undetectable to the casual observer
  • Reduced bend radius fiber technology is less susceptible to attenuation loss as a result of handling and tight bends
  • Microcable compatible with field installable connectors, or can be fusion spliced into the network
  • Cordless, portable – fiber dispenser tool travels anywhere

Features

  • Microcable fiber adheres to surface with heat activation
  • Ergonomic, battery-operated handheld fiber dispenser tool
  • Removable sleeve on handheld device enables quick disengagement of fiber cable
  • Available in 300, 500 and 1000 foot cable spools

http://www.te.com/en/industries/telecom-networks-north-america/browse-products/fiber-infrastructure/fiber-accessories/tac-fiber-overview.html

The Hidden Hero Structured Cabling System

Cabling is one of the most important elements within any IT network and is one of the biggest IT investments that companies make. Selecting the right cabling system can have a tangible impact on a range of issues, including network performance, the speed at which data can pass through the network. Therefore, making the right choice of cabling system is too important an issue to be ignored.

Understandably, since cabling is an occasional rather than a regular purchase, most IT managers cannot be expected to be experts in this area, but this does mean that they often need to rely on advice from contractors, consultants, installers and suppliers. This can be dangerous, depending on the quality of the information being distributed. Poor-quality or inadequate cabling systems can bring a network to a standstill.

There have even been occasions where it has been necessary to rip out large sections of structured cabling, due to faults that need to be located and repaired, costing the companies involved vast amounts of money, as well as lost time. These faults may not be immediately obvious, potentially causing the user company considerable disruption at a later date.

The good news is that with a basic understanding of the cabling market and installation issues, IT managers can make more informed choices. The first question is: structured or not? Direct cabling is cheaper, but it is essentially a blind network, without any means to manage or configure it easily. This is particularly important when changes need to be made, for instance switching around connections to end-users, should there be a reorganisation in an office.

When correctly labelled, the patch panel of a structured cabling system makes it easy to see at a glance every connection, so changes can be quickly and easily made, usually without requiring a specialist visit from a third party. Moreover, efficient installation means that any potential EMI or crosstalk options can be minimised, for instance by ensuring specified distances between cables, minimising bend radius and using techniques, such as dual-pathing with diverse routing of cables. Given how often most companies will need to make changes to their cabling systems, however small, structured cabling is these days the sensible option.