DRAKA long-reach copper cable and space-saving DRAKA Home 10Gbit AWG26 for future-proof building and home networking

Wiring smart worlds with high-quality cables

Cologne, April 8th, 2019 – High-quality cable products are the backbone of future-oriented and fail-safe smart building and smart home solutions. The Multimedia Solutions division of the Prysmian Group has powerful and reliable copper cables in its portfolio for both applications. In functional buildings, the U/FTP AWG22 long-reach copper cable cost-effectively supplies Ethernet to scattered building services up to 180 meters away. For installation in residential buildings, the leading cable manufacturer provides the space-optimised 10 GBase-T Home Cat.7 AWG26.

For the intelligent networking of residential buildings, the cable manufacturer has added the space-optimised DRAKA Home 10Gbit AWG26 to its portfolio (photo credits: Prysmian Group, BU Multimedia Solutions).
For the intelligent networking of residential buildings, the cable manufacturer has added the space-optimised DRAKA Home 10Gbit AWG26 to its portfolio (photo credits: Prysmian Group, BU Multimedia Solutions).

The cabling infrastructure must meet new requirements in commercial and private environments alike. Security, comfort and energy efficiency are the main drivers for the installation of smart infrastructures. "While building automation has so far mainly been used in industrial and office buildings, airports and shopping centres, the demand for smart home solutions for the digital remote control of building services via computers, sensors, smartphone apps and voice assistants is also increasing," explains Zoran Borcic, Product Manager Datacom, BU Multimedia Solutions, Prysmian Group.


Cost-efficient networking of distributed building services


The DRAKA UC LR22 10Gbit U/FTP LSHF long-reach copper cable with optimized range was developed for smart networking of functional buildings. The mechanically robust AWG22 cable with a core diameter of 1.6 mm is fully compatible with the standard-compliant connection technology. It has a maximum range of 180 meters depending on the transmission power, with simultaneous remote powering of the network devices via Power over Ethernet (PoE) according to IEEE 802.3bt. Due to the halogen-free and flame-retardant protective coating, the cable complies with the highest fire protection guidelines in accordance with the EU Construction Products Directive with B2ca s1a d1 a1.


High-quality wiring of living spaces


In the home sector, the requirements on the IP infrastructure are particularly diverse. There is little space available for the "invisible" installation of the cables, mostly in conduits and in flush-mounting. In addition, customers expect future-proof, interference-free solutions that enable flexible use of the rooms, do not require adapters and guarantee high performance (PoE). Prysmian Draka meets these high demands with the space-optimised DRAKA UCHome Cat.7 SS26 S/FTP LSHF with a transmission speed of 10 Gbps. Compared to standard cables, it offers space for one additional cable in the empty conduit and has a bending radius that is 30 percent smaller. The maximum installation length of the very light copper cable with high packing density is 60 meters.


"Our two copper cables form the ideal basis for systems with more safety, comfort and cost savings in functional and residential buildings," says Zoran Borcic. "Last but not least, they are important components for the implementation of Internet of Things projects and for the implementation of the digital transformation".

Prysmian Group

Prysmian Group is world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry. With almost 140 years of experience, sales exceeding €11 billion, about 29,000 employees in over 50 countries and 112 plants, the Group is strongly positioned in high-tech markets and offers the widest possible range of products, services, technologies and know-how. It operates in the businesses of underground and submarine cables and systems for power transmission and distribution, of special cables for applications in many different industries and of medium and low voltage cables for the construction and infrastructure sectors. For the telecommunications industry, the Group manufactures cables and accessories for voice, video and data transmission, offering a comprehensive range of optical fibres, optical and copper cables and connectivity systems. Prysmian is a public company, listed on the Italian Stock Exchange in the FTSE MIB index.


More information: http://www.prysmiangroup.com

Company Contact

Draka Comteq Germany GmbH & Co KG.
Zoran Borcic
Piccoloministraße 2
51063 Köln
Tel. +49 (0)221 6770


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