DRAKA S1NGLE: Networking made simple

The trend in industry and buildings is clearly toward end-to-end digitization and networking. Smart factories and buildings can be implemented more easily and cost-effectively through the Internet of Things (IoT). The use of Single Pair Ethernet (SPE) creates the basis for barrier-free networking of various components and devices. In order to enable the fast, widespread and secure implementation of IoT in industry and buildings, the Multimedia Solutions (MMS) BU of the Prysmian Group, as a partner of the SPE System Alliance, has developed the Draka S1NGLE cable series.

The cable series comprises high-performance SPE cables for Industrial and Building IoT environments in various designs: Draka S1NGLE 20 MHz bandwidth cables for fixed installations and connectors to match 10BaseT1 (10 Mbps) channels, and S1NGLE PLUS 600 MHz bandwidth cables for 100BaseT1 (100 Mbps) and 1000BaseT1 (1 Gpbs) in accordance with IEC 61156-11, -13 and -14 standards. Draka SPE cables support PoDL (Power over Data Line) classes 6/8, 10/15 and 10/13 at up to 30 watts. The single-pair copper cable transmits data and power in parallel within the pairs. The maximum link lengths between the active components vary between 15 and 1000 meters, depending on the S1NGLE cable model selected and the PSE equipment used. For more information on the individual models:

Draka S1NGLE 15

SPE for 10 Mbps up to 20 MHz bandwidth and 100 Mbps/1 Gbps up to 600 MHz bandwidth; max. link length: 15 m; AWG: 26/7, PoDL 9/15



SPE for 100 Mbps and 1 Gbps up to 600 MHz bandwidth – also suitable for 10Mpbs applications; max. link length: 40 m; AWG 22/7 or 23/1; PoDL 6/8

Draka S1NGLE 400


SPE for 10 Mbps up to 20 MHz bandwidth; max. link length: 400 m; AWG 22/7; PoDL 10/13



Draka S1NGLE 1000


SPE for 10 Mbps up to 20 MHz bandwidth; max. link length: 1000 m; AWG 18/1 or 23/1; PoDL 10/13; suitable for RS485-applications according to ISO 61158-2


Industrial networking
The industrial sector is all about bringing together and simplifying different solutions. SPE offers end-to-end IP communication from the field to the enterprise level and thus from the sensor to the cloud. Using the IP protocol, sensors, cameras, reading and identification devices or machine controllers are networked across all levels via the local infrastructure. This is crucial for Industry 4.0 and new applications that control factory processes. Application-specific fieldbus systems are no longer necessary, and so are gateways, complex interfaces and different protocols. Nevertheless, some S1NGLE models offer backwards compatibility with older BUS cabling technologies. This is perfect for all those who want to remain future-proof even during the transition phase.

Networking in offices
Building IoT integrates parallel building systems, for example for heating, lighting or blinds, via structured ceiling cabling. Digital ceiling cabling allows intelligent building automation to be seamlessly combined via IP. This simplifies installation, maintenance, network management and the implementation of an infrastructure for a true smart building environment.

The different environmental conditions in industry and buildings place very specific demands on the mechanical, chemical, thermal, fire and electromagnetic resistance of SPE cables. The Draka S1NGLE cable series safely and reliably meets these requirements. With these cables, MMS guarantees its customers economical, future-proof and consistent networking – from building services engineering to sensor technology in the field.