Superior Essex announces the launch of their Indoor Plenum Fiber Copper Hybrid cable for Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS). The DAS Hybrid cable consists of two discrete cables, one copper and one fiber, paired beneath an overjacket. This dual-cable design allows the hybrid cable to transmit communications while also providing power to DAS Remote Units. These cables are ideal for Distributed Antenna Systems when the DAS Remotes are powered from a centralized source.

Several features of this unique cable design facilitate efficiency during installations and deployment. The two in one design allows power and fiber cables to be pulled simultaneously, saving time and labor by eliminating the need for two separate pulls. Unlike round hybrid cables with unjacketed copper and fiber, the discrete copper and fiber cables within the Superior Essex Hybrid cable can be easily separated and routed individually. Furthermore, the copper conductors utilize an intuitive black and red color scheme which makes it easier to determine positive and negative connections. This cable is UL 13 CL2P plenum rated, making it eligible for installation throughout a building, including air carrying plenum space. When the cable is part of a NEC Class 2 power limited system some local building codes allow it to be installed without being enclosed in a raceway or armored.

“The surge in DAS deployments places an increased demand on contractors to complete installations faster. The Superior Essex hybrid cable helps reduce the installation time by eliminating the need for two separate cable pulls,” says Kim Purdie, Director of Product Management – Wireless Products, Superior Essex.