Superior Essex Launches Indoor/Outdoor Loose Tube 3 mm Microarray Optical Fiber Cable

September 22, 2015

Superior Essex announces the launch of its newest Indoor/Outdoor Loose Tube 3 mm Microarray cable designed for applications that require a transition of optical fiber between indoor and outdoor environments. Available in 2, 4, 6, 8 and 12 fibers, this cable improves on existing I/O Microarray cable designs by offering increased environmental protection and dry water-blocking elements, as well as easier handling and installation. Suitable for wet or dry applications, the Indoor/Outdoor cable is perfect for all types of campus installations including intra/inter-building backbones such as conduit pathways and tunnels, as well as open spaces, trays, inner-ducts. The cable is available in both plenum and riser designs, and meets all ICEA 696 requirements.

The I/O Loose Tube 3mm Microarray cable consists of a 3 mm central tube containing up to twelve (12) fibers surrounded water-blocking aramid yarns. The 3mm central tube is surrounded by additional water-blocking glass yarns and an outer jacket. The fibers can be field terminated to SC/LC connectors, or crimped directly to a MTP or MPO connector. Both the plenum and riser designs are UL Listed Sunlight Resistant, and the plenum jacket design is made of fluoropolymer that offers additional protection from sun exposure and water ingress. With its smooth surface and proportionately low coefficient of friction, the fluoropolymer jacketing is easier to handle and pull, reducing the time and labor required for installation.

“Our customers required a solution for a small and extremely durable, weather resistant cable for applications that run through both premises and OSP environments,” says Dr. Paul Neveux, Director of Global Product Management for Premises Fiber products at Superior Essex. “We designed this Microarray Indoor/Outdoor cable with the flexibility to be used indoors or outdoors, for data centers, or as backbone cable, field terminated or made into MPO assemblies.”

For more information about this product, visit our product page.

Superior Essex International LP
Dr. Paul Neveux, Director of Global Product Management – Premises Fiber


About Superior Essex
Superior Essex International LP is a leading manufacturer and supplier of cable, wire and accessory products serving the communications industry, energy industry and related distribution markets for over 80 years. Product lines include Indoor and Outside Plant (OSP) copper and fiber data cables, Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) coaxial cables and accessories, Fiber-to-the-Premises (FTTP) closures, fire alarm/security (FAS) cables, and low/medium voltage energy cable products and accessories. Superior Essex International LP is a subsidiary of Superior Essex Inc.

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