Deploying Mission-Critical Cable Connections for the U.S. Military
Custom, Combat-Ready Cable Solutions
In combat zones and military bases, securing vital communications with speed, accuracy, and agility are of critical importance. Every connection relies on the right cable to do the job without fail.
To meet the mission-critical communications needs of our nation’s military, Cambium Networks enlisted Amphenol Custom Cable to solve a challenge for the U.S. Army. Cambium Networks needed to deploy three (3) shielded outdoor Cat6 cable runs for connectivity at hundreds of U.S. Army communications and surveillance centers throughout multiple countries worldwide.
Addressing the Cable Challenge Responsively
The problem was that the cable configuration consisted of three individual cables running under protective expanded tubing which was expensive, extremely heavy to transport, and difficult to recoil for redeployment. With a fast approaching deadline, the U.S. Army needed a custom cable solution.
Immediately, Amphenol Custom Cable worked with cable suppliers, engineers, and buyers to create a unique redesign of the cable formation rapidly. Within several weeks, a customized cable solution—from concept to delivery—was developed in collaboration with Cambium Networks.
Amphenol Custom Cable designed a new three-cable configuration housed in a single jacket. This modification reduced the size of the cable composition by one-half inch, leading to a 47% reduction in weight which increased the speed and ease of transport, installation, and storage immensely. In addition to installation efficiency, significant cost savings were realized.