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Armored Fiber Optic Cables

OptoSpan armored fiber optic cables are premium cables enclosed within strong or light military grade steel jacketing. Both types of these rugged armored cables allow optical fiber to be installed in the most hazardous areas, including environments with excessive dust, oil, gas, moisture, or even damage-causing rodents. These steel jackets provide unparalleled protection against physical damage without sacrificing flexibility or functionality within fiber networks.

Available in a variety of configurations including OS2, OM1, OM2, OM3, and OM4 along with common connectors such as the LC, SC, FC, and ST these fiber cables are the perfect addition to any fiber network in hazardous environments.

SteelPatch Armored (Formerly Light Armored):

A thin yet durable braid of military grade steel, SteelPatch Armored cables provide a formidable layer of protection over the internal optical fiber. Retaining its flexibility, the SteelPatch Armored series allows for the perfect blend of high performance fiber optics and light to medium protection.

SteelFlex Armored (Formerly Heavy Armored):

OptoSpan SteelFlex Armored cables feature an exclusive OptoLock mechanism comprised of a steel metal tube that is locked into position by overlapping links.  This composition results in an unmatched rugged, but light weight cable that provides maximum flexibility.  Providing the strongest physical protection, SteelFlex Armored cables enclose the internal fibers with nearly twice the thickness of the braid found in the SteelPatch Armored jacket.  Incredibly lightweight and malleable, the SteelFlex Armored jacket protects the optical fibers while maintaining flexibility, without adding unnecessary bulk or heft to the fiber network.  These armored cables are ideal for heavy crush loads, military grade applications, oil, gas, and mining areas, or protection against possible animal or rodent damage.

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For all other OptoSpan Fiber Optic Cables, please see Fiber Patch Cables, MTP Cables, MPO Cables, Specialty Fiber Optic Cables, Breakout Fiber Optic Cables, Bend Insensitive Fiber Cables, and Bulk/Bare Fiber Spools.

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SteelPatch Armored Fiber Optic Cables

Each SteelPatch Armored fiber optic cable assembly features an incredibly lightweight steel braid and Kevlar coating for additional protection.  Retaining its flexibility, the SteelPatch Armored series allows for the perfect blend of high performance fiber optics and light to medium protection.

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SteelFlex Armored Fiber Optic Cables

Bringing additional protection over SteelPatch, SteelFlex Armored fiber cables encase the internal fibers in a steel tube and Kevlar jacket with no gaps in between ensuring a complete protective layer for heavy outdoor environments.

Breakout Style

6-24 Fiber Armored Breakout Cables

These Armored Breakout fiber optic cables are available with SteelPatch Armored jacketing. Providing 6 to 24 individual fiber strands, these fiber assemblies provide both durability with flexibility into a unique networking solution.

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Plenum Armored Fiber Cables

These fiber cables provide SteelPatch Armored jacketing with Plenum (OFNP) rated material in order to produce significantly less smoke during combustion. Additionally, these Plenum rated assemblies are able to meet some strict building codes and are able to be installed in Plenum rated environments such as in between walls, floors, and ceilings.

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Armored MTP® Fiber Cables

These multifiber cables with MTP® connectors (higher quality of MPO connectors) provides low signal loss along with SteelPatch Armored jacketing. Fully compatible with MPO networking equipment, the Armored MTP® cable assemblies are perfectly suited to bring high-speed data transmission through hazardous networking environments. Choose between Riser (OFNR) and Plenum (OFNP) insulation.

Armored OS2 9/125 Single-Mode MPO Fiber Optic Cable

Armored MPO Fiber Cables

Armored MPO fiber cables allow for either SteelPatch or SteelFlex armored jacketing and Riser or Plenum rated insulation options. These assemblies offer the most choices when dealing with multifiber assemblies.

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Armored MTP Elite® Fiber Cables

Further improving on the MTP® redesign, MTP Elite® fiber cable assemblies allow for even less signal loss due to stricter manufacturing decisions. Each fiber assembly may be constructed with SteelPatch Armored jacketing and either Riser (OFNR) or Plenum (OFNP) coating.

Fiber Optic Patch Cable TypeProtective JacketModeFiber CountCore/CladdingRated InsulationPolish
SteelPatch Armored Fiber Optic CablesSteelPatchOM4
OM3
OM2
OM1
OS2
Simplex
Duplex
50/125μ
62.5/125μ
9/125μ
OFNRUPC
APC
UPC-APC
SteelFlex Armored Fiber Optic CablesSteelFlexOM4
OM3
OM2
OM1
OS2
Duplex50/125μ
62.5/125μ
9/125μ
OFNRUPC
APC
UPC-APC
6-24 Fiber Armored Breakout CablesSteelPatchOM4
OM3
OM2
OM1
OS2
6 Fiber
12 Fiber
24 Fiber
50/125μ
62.5/125μ
9/125μ
ONFPUPC
APC
Plenum Armored Fiber CablesSteelPatchOM4
OM3
OM2
OM1
OS2
Simplex
Duplex
6 Fiber
12 Fiber
24 Fiber
48 Fiber
50/125μ
62.5/125μ
9/125μ
ONFPUPC
APC
UPC-APC
Armored MTP® Fiber CablesSteelPatch
SteelFlex
OM4
OM3
OS2
Simplex
Duplex
6 Fiber
12 Fiber
24 Fiber
48 Fiber
50/125μ
9/125μ
ONFPUPC
APC
UPC-APC
Armored MPO Fiber CablesSteelPatch
SteelFlex
OM4
OM3
OS2
Simplex
Duplex
6 Fiber
12 Fiber
24 Fiber
48 Fiber
50/125μ
9/125μ
ONFPUPC
APC
UPC-APC
Armored MTP Elite® Fiber CablesSteelPatch
SteelFlex
OM4
Simplex
Duplex
6 Fiber
12 Fiber
24 Fiber
48 Fiber
50/125μ
ONFPUPC
APC
UPC-APC