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RFS announces aluminum plenum-rated coaxial cable for in-building applications

December 3, 2013

Radio Frequency Systems (RFS), the global wireless and broadcast infrastructure specialist, announced ICA LITE, a ½” aluminum plenum-rated wideband coaxial cable designed to deliver outstanding electrical performance and support all wireless in-building applications. A cost-effective alternative to copper cabling, it maintains compatibility with existing connectors, tools and hanging hardware for easy and convenient installation.

ICA LITE is available in a white jacket (ICA12-50JPLLW) model. It utilizes the same Star-Dielectric Splineas RFS’ popular ICA12-50JPL plenum-rated copper cables, providing uniform support throughout the length of cable for superior performance by eliminating electrical and mechanical problems in tight bending areas. Additionally, the aluminum outer conductor minimizes system interference by providing a continuous RFI/EMI shield and ICA LITE’s UV-resistant jacket allows it to withstand outdoor storage.

“There are some markets where copper cable is the only option,” said Matthew Grella, product manager, RFS. “However, for the many markets where this is not the case, why not go with a lighter weight and more flexibly priced product that delivers high-quality performance comparable to copper alternatives? With the release of ICA LITE, RFS is pleased to offer both aluminum and copper plenum-rated coaxial cables as part of our ICA portfolio to better meet the in-building application needs of a broader range of customers.”

All RFS wideband ½” plenum cable offers outstanding electrical performance and has met the most stringent plenum cable standards for maximum safety, including CMP, ETL listed to UL444, and also comply with Canadian CSA C.22.2/FT6 standard, with low-flame-spread and low-smoke characteristics. Due to low attenuation, outstanding heat transfer properties and temperature-stabilized dielectric materials, ICA LITE provides a safe, long-term operating life at high-transmit power levels. 

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