The Multimedia Solutions (MMS) BU of the Prysmian Group is consolidating its Draka Cat.7 patch cable portfolio, thereby intensifying the further development of its high-quality UC copper data cable range for structured building cabling. The product range is particularly suitable for use in environments with high-speed data transmission in standardized and manufacturer-independent networks. The new Draka UC900 FLEX Cat.7 S/FTP 4P LSHF patch cable replaces all types of UC900 SS27 Cat.7 S/FTP. Draka is discontinuing these after a transition period until 31.12.2023.
Although the new Draka UC900 FLEX Cat.7 S/FTP 4P LSHF patch cable is not subject to the EU Construction Products Regulation (CPR), it is nevertheless equipped with fire protection class Dca. It therefore provides even more fire safety than its predecessor model UC900 SS27 Cat.7 S/FTP in CPR class Eca. The UC900 FLEX Cat.7 S/FTP 4P LSHF meets the criteria of the demanding CPR class with regard to smoke development, drop formation and acid content. The halogen-free and flame-retardant protective sheath (LSHF) also guarantees the highest CPR fire protection.
Stronger positioning and clearer portfolio
The Draka UC900 FLEX Cat.7 S/FTP 4P patch cable will replace all variants of the previous UC900 SS27 Cat.7 S/FTP product by the end of 2023. With the consolidation of the Cat.7 patch cable portfolio, Draka is focusing on a stronger positioning in higher fire protection classes and reducing the number of variants.
Future-oriented network technology with maximum PoE efficiency
The optimized patch cable also offers users further investment benefits: thanks to an AWG26 conductor diameter instead of the AWG27 of the predecessor product, it has improved conductor quality. This larger conductor diameter reduces the direct current loop resistance (DC-LR) and therefore improves the Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) range.
Draka is constantly introducing new type series and optimizing specific product features to meet the increasing demands for higher bandwidth and additional applications.
"The strategic decision to relaunch the Draka Cat.7 patch cable portfolio underlines our commitment to continuous improvement and providing innovative solutions," emphasizes Zoran Borcic, Product Manager Copper Data Cables at BU Multimedia Solutions of the Prysmian Group. "Our goal is to drive forward pioneering technologies that meet the needs of the market."