W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. (Gore) is pleased to announce that COTSWORKS® has been recently named an authorized distributor and value-added reseller of GORE® Aerospace Fiber Optic Cables for civil and military aircraft applications in Europe and North America.

Headquartered in Northeast Ohio, COTSWORKS® is a manufacturer of rugged optical components for harsh environments. The company provides transceivers, cables and integration services to companies in the commercial aerospace, military, oil and gas and other industrial markets. Ken Applebaum, COTSWORKS® CEO, said, “We are excited to support Gore’s industry-leading presence and products with technical and sales support for their aerospace fiber optic cable products. Gore’s suite of cables integrates extremely well with our optoelectrical and interconnect products, which accelerate the use of high-speed connectivity in today’s global operation of commercial and military airplanes.”

John Frantz, channel manager for Gore’s Americas region, added, “Our new relationship with COTSWORKS® will allow us to leverage our industry knowledge, engineering capabilities and strategic customer relationships to help establish our value position and increase revenue for our fiber optic cables.”

An Extended Suite of Robust Fiber Optic Cables

Gore’s single- and multi-mode fiber optic cables address the aerospace industry’s everincreasing high data rate requirements in compact, lightweight and flexible designs without sacrificing durability. Each version transmits lightning-fast data in less time over longer distances to support the next generation of aircraft data architecture.

With an innovative dual buffering system, GORE® Aerospace Fiber Optic Cables, 1.8 mm Simplex version meets ARINC 802-2 requirements and is proven to provide enhanced crush protection before and after installation. Gore’s 1.2 mm Simplex version incorporates a rugged buffering system that withstands extreme aerospace conditions that can severely impact overall system performance in aircraft. Gore’s 900 micron buffered fiber optic cables combine a high level of crush protection while drastically reducing shrink back and the time required to terminate samples. Lastly, Gore offers three versions of fiber optic ribbon cables, each engineered with the right amount of ruggedness to maximize electrical and mechanical performance in a variety of avionics applications.  

All versions of GORE® Aerospace Fiber Optic Cables will be on display at the International Paris Air Show, June 19-25, 2017, at Hall 2B, Stand F170. Additional details about Gore’s extensive portfolio of high-performance aerospace solutions can be found at gore.com/parisairshow2017.