TV goes fibre optics

The technology in the broadcast sector is developing more and more in the direction of fibre optics. Compared to conventional copper cables, fibre optic cables offer more bandwidth and lower attenuation data transmission. The Draka IP MediaLine Fiber based on the SMPTE ST 2110 standard provides high-speed data transport over IP networks. The product range includes non-metallic, gel-filled fibre optic central tube cables with two to 24 fibres for indoor broadcast applications. With ... Read more

New DRAKA UC HOME brochure

Communication cables bring digitization into houses and apartments The trend is clear: the importance of cabling in the home continues to grow. At the same time, the requirements for available bandwidth and packing density are increasing significantly. In general, the use of fiber optic cables is increasing. With its Draka "UCHome" product family, the Multimedia Solutions BU of the Prysmian Group offers a broad ... Read more

Visit us at the Light & Building

The Multimedia Solutions BU of the Prysmian Group will participate in the "Light + Building" trade fair in Frankfurt am Main from October 2 to 6. Our booth is located in hall 11.0, booth B81. The focus of our exhibition will be on our latest products and technologies in the field of data and network infrastructure. In addition, we are pleased to present our ... Read more

Backwards compatibility of Single Pair Ethernet to existing 2-wire fieldbus systems

Many of the fieldbus protocols used today in the field of process, building and factory automation use 2-wire cabling systems. The question arises whether the cabling systems of the bus systems standardised in IEC 61158 do not also function with 2-wire single pair Ethernet cabling. The Cable working group of the Single Pair Ethernet System Alliance has developed theoretical ... Read more

Complete success: training event on "fibre optics" at four FAMO locations

Together with our partners FAMO GmbH & Co. KG and METZ CONNECT GmbH, we held a four-day training event on the topic of "fibre optic technology". The training courses took place from 17 to 19 May and 15 June 2022 at the FAMO locations in Bremerhaven, Leer, Aurich and Lübeck. Essentially, they dealt with basics, connector assembly and "fibre-to-the-home" installations. The organisational ... Read more

Growth in DRAKA copper data cables

The Multimedia Solutions BU (MMS) of the Prysmian Group has further developed its Cat.6A U/FTP product family. With the Cat.6A U/FTP 4P B2ca, MMS offers a new high-quality, shielded copper data cable with four individual foil-shielded core pairs in CPR fire protection class B2ca s1a d1 a1. Users can now choose from an extensive portfolio of fire-safe Cat.6A U/FTP installation cables and find the right cable for a wide range of applications... Read more

Passed with flying colours: Draka video cable in test run at EMG Germany

Video cable in everyday use test: EMG Germany GmbH, a TV service company for studio, outside and post-production based in Hürth near Cologne, Germany, put the Draka 75 Ohm HDTV coaxial cable 0.8L/3.7Dz through its paces under real working conditions. The performance measurements focused on interference-free 3G transmissions and length tests in connection with various cables, such as power lines. In the end, the specialist ... Read more

Gel-filled DRAKA universal cable

The Multimedia Solutions BU (MMS) offers a wide portfolio of gel-filled universal cables for indoor and outdoor applications with non-CPR, FCa, System 3 and System 1+ solutions in single-tube or loose tube constructions. The gel inside protects the fibres from water penetration and also makes them extremely robust and resistant to mechanical impact. Micro or macro bending effects due to temperature fluctuations or ... Read more


... a classroom event at our Nuremberg plant. After a long pandemic break, a factory training course finally took place again last week, from 2 to 5 May. We welcomed participants and trainers from the Sonepar technical offensive on communication technology. The guests were employees of our partner Sonepar Deutschland GmbH from all regions of Germany. On site, they took part in intensive training measures, in ... Read more

Draka BendBrightXS: Bending without breaking

Prysmian Group's Multimedia Solutions (MMS) BU is taking its leadership in the bend-insensitive fibre optic data cable market to a new level. BendBrightXS fibres feature extremely low micro-bend sensitivity and minimal macro-bend and kink losses at very small radii. MMS integrates BendBrightXS in its fibre optic cable ranges, which are used in a wide range of applications, for example ... Read more