SOURCE: Cleerline Technology Group

Cleerline Technology Group

Cleerline Technology Group

November 17, 2016 11:55 ET

Engineering That Shatters Expectations: Cleerline SSF™ Fiber Optic Cables Are the Strongest for Any AV Application

MISSOULA, MT--(Marketwired - November 17, 2016) - Considering the saying about people in glass houses, it seems counterintuitive that a glass fiber no bigger than a human hair could be the strongest link possible between components that transmit data. It certainly couldn't be stronger than metal, such as copper, right? But, think about the difference between throwing a rock at a regular window versus a rock hitting a windshield . . . In fact, coupling glass fiber with a revolutionary proprietary polymer results in Cleerline Technology Group's SSF™ fiber optic cables which are stronger than all other fiber cables and any copper-based cables on the market.

Cleerline SSF™ fiber optic cables provide greater strength and durability in any AV integration project because their construction, featuring a polymer coating between the glass and the outer cable jacket, increases both the tensile load capacity (i.e. pulling on the cable) and its ability to bend around tighter corners without breaking. A typical copper-based AV cable, such as Category 7, the top copper cable currently in use, can withstand 25 lbs of force pulling on it, while Cleerline SSF™ cables can tolerate 225 lbs of tension. But, in addition to being nine times stronger than copper in tensile strength, Cleerline SSF™ fiber optic cables also handle much smaller bend radii than copper cable -- a Category 7 cable can tolerate a curve of 80 mm, whereas Cleerline SSF™ withstands corners as sharp as 2.2mm without cracking or failure.

Any cable is at its most vulnerable in places where the glass or metal is exposed to contamination -- weather, skin oils, etc. -- especially during the installation process when a connector is affixed to the end of the fiber cable (aka "termination"). However, Cleerline SSF™ cables offer an additional level of protection because the process by which these cables are terminated, called "mechanical splicing", keeps the glass core of the cable fully enclosed in the polymer coating and protective outer jacket of the cable, thus eliminating opportunities for contamination to affect the glass. This termination process, which is also much easier to learn and faster to complete than any other fiber optic cable, ensures that Cleerline SSF™ cables will provide reliable, long-term performance in any AV setting, indoors or out.

With a lifespan over 50% longer than other fiber optic cables, and proven strength that exceeds both standard fiber optics and any copper-based cables on the market, Cleerline SSF™ offers AV professionals and their customers connectivity options that are stronger, more durable, and more reliable than any other product available today. Cleerline SSF™ -- shattering expectations, but not the glass!

For more information, please visit http://cleerlinefiber.com/index.php or contact pr@clrtec.com

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