VPI Adds to its Arsenal of Network Tools a New Cutter & Stripper Tool

By CIOReview | Tuesday, September 8, 2015

AURORA, OH: Video Products (VPI), a company dedicated in supplying quality connectivity products to integrators and distributors, released an addition to its acclaimed line of network tools of Cutter and Stripper Tool for CAT5E Super Flat Shielded Cables.

The tool ideally fits the requirements of cutting and removing jackets from VPI’s shielded cables. CAT5E is an improved cable designed to support 1000 Mbps “gigabit” speeds. The Striper CAT FLAT is a combo tool that can cut and strip cable jackets from the bulk cables, CAT5E-SF-BULK-SHLD and CAT5E-SF-BULK-SHLD-IND.

VPI offers two types of super flat shielded bulk cables for meeting the standard and industrial rated needs. Both the cables support full and half duplex operation and have been tested for efficient electrical performance. The cables that are made of flame-retardant PVC jacket and polyolefin insulation are also embedded with the standards of ANSI/TIA/EIA-568-B.2.1 and ISO/IEC 11801 Class E requirements.

The regular CAT5E cable is 28AWG and has a thickness of 0.10 inches. On the other hand, the industrially approved CAT5E-SF-BULK-SHLD-IND cable has a thickness of 0.115 inches, 28AWG, and an operating temperature range of 32 to 176°F (0 to 80°C) for working under any critical environment. Both cables have an up and down bend radius of 100mm and come in lengths of 250 feet.