Optical fibre is increasingly being used in cars for infotainment, e-safety, sensors, interconnections and drive-by-wire. In this environment, fibre needs reliable protection as it is less robust than traditional copper. Miniflex™ prevents abrasion damage occurring, thereby eradicating most intermittent faults and prevents kinetic damage also. This reliability is paramount when it comes to safety-critical areas, such as airbag control and brake-by-wire systems. Our Miniflex™ protection system also provides better protection than the copper protection tubing products frequently used in the automotive sector.
One of the greatest truisms in the military is that intelligence wins wars, today there is a huge amount of data that needs to be transferred between command centres and active units and many formats to do this in voice, video and so on. Miniflex™ protective system seeks to maintain the flow of information by protecting the cables they require from heat, tracks and soldiers boots as well as the more obvious threats.
In areas where high bandwidth, high quality, real time data is required in applications such as aero related areas, fibre needs maximum protection and Miniflex™ protection system delivers this. In this environment, loss of signal could be a critical in terms of providing clean and timely data for instant use and review later The Eurofighter is just one aircraft in which Miniflex™ has been fitted for its ultimate protection.
For telecoms companies, Miniflex™ ensures the core infrastructure of their optical fibre network is securely installed and robustly protected. Within this sector, optical fibre is widely recognised as the future-proof medium, because its data-carrying capacity is only limited by the opto-electronic equipment attached to it. Maintaining fibre integrity becomes critical to future value, especially for Triple Play services where capacity is crucial. The Miniflex™ protection system is easily deployed, protecting fibre installations at their most vulnerable points of use and creating a robust network for years to come.