But deploying new technologies is only half the battle. Layer 0 – the facility’s network infrastructure – will determine whether the site can actually support cutting-edge devices and applications. In other words: cabling and connectivity will make or break the customer experience.
A hotel, casino, or resort that provides enough bandwidth to support IoT, BYOD, and unlimited wireless connections has a definite competitive advantage. It can provide faster and better service and coordinate more efficient operations. To stay ahead of the curve, many hospitality establishments are now investing in fiber to support a large number of users and devices. Fiber carries data reliably over long distances and provides more bandwidth than copper cables, often with a smaller diameter.
Historically, however, many home applications have been limited by existing fiber optic cable configurations and routes. In some cases, performance had to be sacrificed to lay out fiber optic cables, including FTTx and POL/PON applications.
To take advantage of what fiber offers in these environments, and without sacrificing bandwidth performance, integrators and installers needed fiber optic cable:
Lighter and smaller in diameter
Quick and easy to install
In the same performance category as metal armored products
That’s not too much to ask, right?! We didn’t think so. That’s why Belden engineers created the OptiTuff™ Mini Fiber Optic Cable. It addresses the frustrations associated with traditional shielded and unshielded fiber products:
It is 90% lighter than metallic armored cable, has a 70% smaller diameter than metallic armored cable and is 50% smaller than unarmoured cable, providing integrators and installers with a lighter and more of smaller diameter.
No grounding kit is required, saving material and labor. Its rugged and advanced thermoplastic material is also a cost-effective alternative to traditional metal armored fiber, providing integrators and installers with a more affordable cable.
It exhibits anti-twist properties and is more flexible than metal armored cable, making it easier to handle even in small spaces, cable trays and environments with many tight and difficult bends, providing integrators and installers a quick and easy installation. cable to install.
It retains excellent mechanical properties while being flexible and easier to deploy than traditional metal armored options, providing integrators and installers with a cable with superior mechanical properties.
Its all-dielectric armor also provides superior durability and crush resistance compared to unarmoured fiber cables, making OptiTuff Mini fiber cable one of the most versatile fiber cables on the market. It can tolerate a lot of abuse that traditional metal armored cables can’t. In fact, it doesn’t even need a conduit to protect itself. This cable not only stands above other cables in its class, it stands on its own.
For these reasons, we have entered the OptiTuff Mini Fiber Cable into HTNG’s TechOvation Awards. This program recognizes and rewards emerging products and innovations that disrupt the way hotel environments work.
The first step to consider is to create a video about what makes the technology or product different. From there, a jury chooses seven videos to share online during a two-week voting period. Through a combination of participatory voting from the judge and the public, the top 10 entries are considered semi-finalists and advance to the next round. At HT-NEXT, a tech event for the hotel industry, the 10 semi-finalists present their technologies during a TechOvation Live Competition. From there, a live audience vote determines the winner!
Last December, we were delighted that OptiTuff Mini Fiber Cable was chosen as a semi-finalist for the TechOvation Award, giving us the opportunity to show nearly 500 attendees what it can do. This honor places our all-dielectric armored cable in the same category as breakthrough technologies such as computer vision and AI guest service platforms, intelligent disinfection robots, and applications that support real-time conversations in all the languages. Although we didn’t win (the honor went to ShiftGenius, a next-level worker scheduling platform from UniFocus), we’re proud to be a semi-finalist alongside other technologies and products. that are changing the industry.
Even more exciting was the recognition we received after the TechOvation Live contest. Belden received many compliments, congratulations and questions from people who, after seeing OptiTuff for the first time, appreciated what it could do.
We also want to show you what OptiTuff Mini Fiber cables can do. Below is the 60 second video we submitted for the TechOvation Awards. Looked!
Belden is currently offering free samples of OptiTuff Mini Fiber Cable. Get yours here! If you have questions, This is a good place to start.