Modular Wiring Systems, a subsidiary of electrical cable manufacturer Tratos Ltd., has designed, manufactured and supplied a modular distribution system for the new Spire Shawfair Park Hospital in Edinburgh. A private hospital due to open in Spring 2010, Spire Shawfair Park comprises a two storey private day-surgery hospital totalling 4,000m2. This state of the art facility will accommodate consulting rooms, in-patient rooms, day-care pods, an operating theatre department, as well as a host of support services. It is owned by Spire Healthcare, the second largest provider of private healthcare in the UK with 36 private hospitals nationwide.
Cable manufacturer and supplier Tratos Ltd. has launched a new series of FTTH optical cables especially designed for use inside buildings to connect individual properties. Optimised for brownfield construction networks, the new FTTH cables run vertically from the bottom to the top of the building, and one or more of the cables in the bundle can be branched off at any point and connected to the end user. A reduced amount of connectivity points (splices, connectors) reduces the installation time, thereby minimising disruption for residents. The cables themselves are highly flexible, even with the added protective reinforcement designed into the cable, allowing the horizontal drop cables to be easily pulled through existing ducts without any damage.
Cable manufacturer and supplier Tratos will be running a free conference on Fibre to the Home (FTTH) on 20th May at its main headquarters in Arezzo, Italy. The full day conference, which has been organised in conjunction with Tyco Electronics, features a range of topics and guest speakers, including Andrew Oliviero of OFS examining the latest developments in bend-insensitive fibres for FTTx applications and Jan Vandenbroek of Tyco Electronics looking at where we are now with FTTH and what the future holds. Other guest speakers come from Open Access Telecom Italia, TiLAB Telecom Italia and Fastweb S.p.A. The conference will be opened by Tratos Cavi President Albano Bragagni.
Cable manufacturer and supplier Tratos Ltd. has been working with rail companies to reduce the incidences of cable theft from railways and now has a range of solutions aimed at both deterring thieves and helping police identify stolen cable. Thieves stealing or damaging railway cables cost Network Rail £3.5m compensation for train operators in the North East and Yorkshire alone in the financial year 2008/9 - up by £1.7m on the previous year. And the cost is not the only problem, as theft or damage to cables delays trains and their passengers and cargo. Rail companies are increasing security and are working closely with British Transport Police, but Tratos believes cable manufacturers also have their part to play.