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Fiber Cables Made of Air Move Data at...

by wireworld on 03/28/2013 - 01:37 am
Tag: Press Releases

Researchers say they have created fiber cables that can move data at 99.7 percent of the speed of light, all but eliminating the latency plaguing standard fiber technology. There are still data loss problems to be overcome before the cables could be used over long distances, but the research may be an important step toward incredibly low-latency data transmissions.

Although optic fibers transmit information using beams of light, that information doesn't actually go at "light speed." The speed of light, about 300,000 km/s, is the speed light travels in a vacuum. In a medium such as glass, it goes about 30 percent slower, a mere 200,000 km/s.

"[L]ight propagates 31% slower in a silica glass ...

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Chinese Copper Wire Prices Fall 0.7%

by wireworld on 03/28/2013 - 01:30 am
Tag: Market Stats

Chinese copper wire saw the biggest price decline of the day, dropping 0.7 percent on March 26, 2013. The price of Chinese copper bar fell 0.5 percent. The Chinese copper cash price saw a0.5 percent decline. Following a two-day rise, the price of Chinese bright copper scrap flattened.

The price of US copper producer grade 122 fell 0.5 percent. The price of US copper producer grade 110 declined 0.5 percent. The price of US copper producer grade 102 weakened by 0.5 percent. The Japanese copper cash price remained essentially flat.

The copper 3-month price changed direction with a 0.2 percent drop. After two days of improving prices, the metal finished at $7,639 per metric ton on the LME. The ...

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NEXANS : Announces the Creation of th...

by wireworld on 03/26/2013 - 08:01 pm
Tag: Press Releases

Nexans, a worldwide expert in the cable industry, today announced the establishment of the 'Nexans Foundation', a common platform for all its corporate sponsorship activities, aimed at assisting and supporting Nexans' active and long-term participation in solidarity initiatives across the world.      The Nexans Foundation will focus on two areas of intervention, in line with Nexans' corporate values:     



Supportinggeneral interest projects of a social and humanitarian nature, by contributing to the fight against energy insecurity and poverty worldwide. The Nexans Foundation will achieve this by providing access to energy, therefore enabli ...

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Globe gets Palawan-Coron Submarine Fi...

by wireworld on 03/26/2013 - 07:57 pm
Tags: Press Releases, Projects

The leading telecom provider in the Philippines has landed a 400-kilometre submarine fibre optic cable in the western island province of Palawan, as part of a drive to the heightening tourism and business activities in this region of the Philippines. Globe Telecom’s cable is intended to function as a “superhighway” of telecommunications services between Puerto Princesa City to the main Luzon island and the rest of the country and the world via San Jose, Mindoro.

The established interconnectivity will be equipped with ultra-long haul dense wave division multiplexing (DWDM), designed to transmit 40 wavelengths at 40-gigabits per second (GBPS) capacity per fibre pair, scalab ...

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Japan Copper Cable Shipments to Rise ...

by wireworld on 03/26/2013 - 01:25 am
Tag: Press Releases

Japan’s copper wire and cable shipments may increase 2.2 percent in the next fiscal year, the Japanese Electric Wire and Cable Makers’ Association has reported.

Shipments, which include exports and domestic transactions, may rise to 701,000 metric tons for the year starting from April 1 from this year’s estimate of 685,700 tons, the industry group said in a statement.

PGN Purchases $36m Steel Pipe to Boos...

by wireworld on 03/26/2013 - 01:00 am
Tag: Press Releases

State-owned gas and energy company Perusahaan Gas Negara has signed a procurement deal for a 90-kilometer steel pipe worth more than $36 million to boost distribution.Djoko Saputro, director of technology and development at PGN, said that the signing for the pipe was conducted on Thursday. The pipe is for PGN’s Ringline 2 distribution network, which serves Bitung in Banten to Cimanggis in West Java.“The pipe procurement is to accelerate natural gas infrastructure development in order to increase the usage of natural gas at the western part of Java. It also shows PGN’s commitment on the forefront of fuel conversion to natural gas,” Djoko said in a statement on Sunday.H ...

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New Environmentally Friendly Wire Rope

by wireworld on 03/22/2013 - 09:23 pm
Tags: Press Releases, Product Release

Asia One Marine has introduced its Fishcable this year, which aims to reduce pollution caused by ropes greased with petrol based or synthetic chemical greases.



The company says that when large fishing boats use wire ropes on decks and in the sea, their catch may touch the wire ropes of the nets and seines.

Fishcable is entirely manufactured with non polluting grease, formulated in France. From string stretching to strand forming and wire rope braiding, a special food grade Fishcable grease is used at every step of the production, ensuring a good lubrication and an environmentally safe product.

This grease is food grade (H1) and its stains are easily removed, with substantial benefits fo ...

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LS Cable & System Develops the World’...

by wireworld on 03/20/2013 - 06:39 pm
Tags: Press Releases, Product Release

LS Cable & System embarks on targeting Korean and overseas markets following successful development of the world’s thinnest 10Gbps LAN cable. Measuring 7.0mm in outer diameter, the thinnest in the world compared to 7.2 – 8mm of other products developed by overseas companies, this product is lightweight, easy to install and significantly saves installation space, leading to reducing construction cost.



Targets market with 10Gbps level LAN cable measuring 7.0mm in outer diameter

Lightweight, easy-to-install cables minimize installation space, leading to construction cost reduction

Stable transmission of massive data in data centers, research labs and medical facilities ...

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Tratos Builds New High Voltage Testin...

by wireworld on 03/20/2013 - 03:32 pm
Tag: Press Releases

Tratos has recently completed the construction of a Faraday Cage test site at the company’s headquarters in Pieve Santo Stefano, Italy. Measuring 24m x 16m and standing at 14m high, the new Faraday Cage enables Tratos to effectively administer AC Resonant Tests on site, allowing testing of up to 220kV of nominal voltage cables and up to 20km of medium voltage cable.AC Resonant Testing is now the standard method of testing higher voltage cables.However, it is vital that AC Resonant tests are carried out in a controlled environment, and this is exactly what the new Faraday Cage provides.The facility incorporates a new innovative locking system to ensure perfect shielding from any sort of ...

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American Transmission Co. is Planning...

by wireworld on 03/20/2013 - 04:30 am
Tag: Projects

American Transmission Co. is planning a $60 million upgrade to transmission lines serving four counties in southeastern Wisconsin.

The Pewaukee-based utility said it's planning to rebuild 58 miles of 138,000-volt transmission lines in Waukesha, Washington, Jefferson and Dodge counties.

The project is needed to replace aging equipment that is approaching the end of its lifespan, according to ATC.

"The majority of the structures were originally built in the 1940s," said ATC spokeswoman Alissa Braatz. "In order to improve electric reliability in the region, the structures and conductors need to be replaced."

Power line projects can be controversial when they involve the utility acquiring ne ...

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