MISSOULA, MT--(Marketwired - August 12, 2016) - Despite being in use for years, one persistent misconception of fiber optics is that, being glass, it is fragile and difficult to work with. This is simply not the case, especially when using Cleerline SSF™ fiber optic cables. The revolutionary technology in Cleerline SSF™ results in cables that are far more durable than both copper Category cables and other existing fiber optic products.
Fiber is stronger and more durable than can possibly be imagined: 225lbs/102kg short-term load-on pull compared to Category's 25lbs/11.3kg. On bend, the minimum bend radius for fiber can be 8mm during pulling vs. 60+mm for Category. But Cleerline SSF™ fiber optic cables offer even greater durability and flexibility than traditional fiber. Fiber is much more forgiving with SSF than Coax or Category cables. Cleerline SSF™ utilizes a patented polymer in the glass core as well as a polymer coating between the cladding and soft peel jacket. This enhances the glass' strength overall, but also prevents any exposure to air or elements during termination or usage, making it stronger from day one through years of use. Additionally, Cleerline SSF™ is more flexible than other fiber optic cables, accepting bend diameters of 2.2mm over a 30-year lifespan, as compared with an 8mm radius for other fiber products.
The time to switch to fiber optics is now, and with Cleerline SSF™ fiber optic cables there is no need to fear the supposed fragility of glass. In general, fiber optic cables offer superior strength, flexibility, and durability than copper, but Cleerline SSF™ cables are even stronger than ordinary fiber optics, with more than 10,000x the bend capability and up to 400x the pull force over standard fiber. Choose Cleerline SSF™ fiber optic cables to make every new installation project a success now and long into the future.
Cleerline Technology Group