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Fiber Optic Cable Assemblies

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Multi-Fiber Cable Assembly

ARIA Fiber Optic Cable Assemblies are available with your choice of fiber count, features, flame rating, connector type, polish type, fiber type, and cable type.

All assemblies are 100% tested and certified to Telcordia GR-326-CORE Issue 4 specifications.

Bend-Insensitive Fiber Available

Cable bends can create high loss in congested areas.

ARIA Bend-Insensitive cable assemblies are ITU-T G.657.A1 compliant and ensure low loss even with a 10mm bend radius.

Cable Types

Indoor Cable is used exclusively within buildings and must have a flame-retardant jacket to fit this purpose.

Indoor/Outdoor Cable is designed to meet both the rigorous environment of the outdoors but also can be routed indoors, where flame rating requirements also apply. This type of cable eliminates the need for a “transition splice” to an indoor-rated cable when routing an outdoor cable into the building.

Outdoor Cable feature rugged construction engineered to withstand demanding conditions seen outside such as extreme temperature fluctuations, UV light resistance, and protection from mechanical forces. Outdoor cable cannot extend into a building more than 50 feet from its point of entrance according to the National Electrical Code (NEC).

High Density Connectors Available

  • SC and LC uniboot connectors reduce fiber congestion

  • LC connectors with pull tabs ease connector insertion and removal

  • LC uniboot polarity switchable connectors reduce fiber congestion and provide polarity flexibility

Endface Clarity, Insertion & Return Loss Testing

Endface Clarity is the cleanliness and smoothness of the connector endface

Insertion Loss refers to the amount of optical power lost through a jumper

Return Loss refers to the optical power reflected at the connector toward the source

Endface Geometry Testing

Radius of curvature is the roundness of the ferrule’s endface
Fiber height is the height or depth that the fiber core protrudes or undercuts the ferrule endface
Apex offset is the distance between the highest point of the polished ferrule’s endface and the fiber’s axis

Testing Requirements

Endface Clarity
No scratches, pits, dirt, or oil at 400x magnification
Insertion Loss (dB)
0.20 Maximum, <0.15 Typical
MPO Insertion Loss (dB)
0.75 (Singlemode), 0.60 (Multimode), 0.35 (Elite)
Return Loss (dB)
<-55 (UPC Connectors), <-65 (APC)
Radius of Curvature (mm)
7 to 25 (UPC and MM Connectors), 5 to 12 (APC)
Fiber Height (nm)
±50 (UPC and MM Connectors), ±100 (APC)
Apex Offset (µm)

Fiber Specifications

Fiber Type
Wavelengths (nm)
Maximum Attenuation (db/km)
1 GbE Transmission Distance (m)
10 GbE Transmission Distance (m)
9/125μm SMF
62.5/125μm OM1
50/125μm OM2
50/125μm OM3
50/125μm OM4

Cable Constructions

Distribution Style cables consist of several tight-buffered fibers bundled under the same jacket with Kevlar reinforcement. For larger fiber counts, distribution style cables are arranged in subunits.
Breakout cables consist of simplex cables (tight buffered fibers that are reinforced with Kevlar in ~2mm PVC jackets).
Loose Tube Central Tube cables consist of a single central tube that contains loose 250μm fibers.
Flat drop cables consist of a central buffer tube, Kevlar, and two strength members in an ovular outer jacket.
Micro cables consist of several 250μm fibers bundled under the same jacket with Kevlar reinforcement. Cables can be as small as 3.0mm in diameter and are available in a zipcord format.
Loose Tube Central Strength Member cables consist of a central strength member and stranded buffer tubes that contain loose 250μm fibers.
Ribbon cables consist of a single central tube that contains ribbon optical fibers. For larger fiber counts, ribbon optical fibers are arranged in subunits.

Jacket Rating

Riser (OFNR – Optical Fiber Nonconductive Riser) cable jackets are rated for flame generation and are held to a lower standard than plenum cables.

Plenum (OFNP – Optical Fiber Nonconductive Plenum) cable jackets are intended for use in spaces that facilitate environmental air handling and are rated for both flame and smoke generation.

LSZH (Low-Smoke Zero Halogen) cable jackets eliminate toxic gases that are produced when water interacts with a burning cable jacket. LSZH jackets are not available with a plenum rating.


Interlocking Armor

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All singlemode fiber optic cable assemblies provided by ARIA Technologies, Inc. are tested to: Telcordia GR-326 Issue 4 Specifications