Five industry trends for cables in the 5G era

The digital transformation, brought about by the next generation of mobile communications, 5G, is changing the global needs for network infrastructures. In order to actively shape the change, the Multimedia Solutions (MMS) division of the Prysmian Group is working on the development of innovative fibre optic and copper communication cables. Andreas Wassmuth, Business Development Director of MMS, explains which five industry trends are driving innovation at MMS to address the digital ... Read more

The digital future can come!

New services, speeds and bandwidths in the context of digitalisation place enormous demands on data transmission in public buildings and office environments. In order to be able to use the cabling infrastructure in the long term, the building cabling must be future-proof and planning-proof. With the Draka 25 GBase-T data cable, the Multimedia Solutions (MMS) BU of the Prysmian Group provides a DTR 11801-9905 GHMT-certified solution, ... Read more

4K is on

4K is playing an increasingly important role in the transmission of video signals. For technical reasons, 4K transmissions are mainly carried out in Quad Link (4 x 3 Gbit/s). In practice, however, this proves to be uneconomical. A single-link transmission with 12 Gbit/s is to be aimed for. According to the SMPTE ST 2082 standard, the 4K format transmits video signals with a resolution of ... Read more

Growth drivers 5G and IoT

The launch of 5G and the further implementation of the Internet of Things (IoT) will create high demand for cables, according to Prysmian Group's Multimedia Solutions BU (MMS). MMS, with its fibre and copper data transmission cables, is well positioned to be a leading player in the growing indoor and private networking market. "The business unit ... Read more

Bend it for all it's worth!

SMPTE311M Camera cable

To ensure that large sporting events, open-air concerts and reports of current events land on your screen in first-class picture quality, technically high-quality broadcast cables are required. These must be insensitive to bending, robust and hard-wearing - just like the Draka SMPTE 311M camera cables. "Designed for professional studio and live productions, Draka Hybrid HD camera cables meet all the requirements the broadcast industry needs to deliver HDTV, ... Read more

Compact and reliable

Fibre optic cable

Cables are exposed to very high tensile forces during installation and often also during operation. If the tensile load capacity is just sufficient for the installation, the forces acting on the cable can increase the fibre elongation. This means greater stress and thus a shortened fibre service life. To counteract this, the Prysmian Group's Multimedia Solutions (MMS) BU ... Read more

Without compromise

When installing fibre optic cables, companies often have to compromise between the factors of safety, quality, cost and application practices. For example, some cables with a high fibre count do not meet the required CPR classes - and vice versa. But there is another way: with Draka CPR Cca and B2ca loose tube cables with up to 288 optical fibres, users get everything in one. The ... Read more