Comtran Honored by Cabling Installation & Maintenance 2018 Innovators Awards Program

Attleboro, MA – Comtran Cable, a leading manufacturer of data and communications cable for use in harsh environments, announced today that its DEFENSE-LINK® Cable Assemblies were recognized by the judges of the annual Cabling Installation & Maintenance Innovators Awards program. The judging panel consisted of cabling and communications system specifiers, designers, integrators and managers with vast professional experience.

Comtran was honored with a silver-level award, building upon its 2016 silver award winning DEFENSE-LINK® bulk cables. Certified to MIL-DTL-24643 and approved by NAVSEA for use on U.S. Navy vessels, the cables are terminated with RJ-45 connectors and tested at Comtran, resulting in plug and play cable assemblies that are ready for installation. The traditional onboard installation method involves bulk cable reels are that routed, terminated, connected, and tested in confined spaces on the ship. Comtran’s solution of pre-terminated and pre-tested assemblies reduces installation time, labor, materials, and troubleshooting, leading to cost savings of approximately 35% for installers and solving a historically time-consuming process.

According to Bruce Sinnott, Director of Business Development, “Drawing upon feedback from our customers, we identified the labor-intensive and time-consuming installation process as an opportunity for improvement. We are proud to provide a cost-effective and time-saving product for our customers and are honored to be recognized for this innovative solution.”

Alan Bergstein, publisher of Cabling Installation & Maintenance ( said “This prestigious program allows Cabling Installation & Maintenance to recognize the most innovative products and leaders serving the structured cabling industry. Our 2018 Honorees are an outstanding example of companies who are making an impact in the industry.”

The Innovators Awards are judged based on the following criteria:

  • Innovative
  • Value to the User
  • Sustainability
  • Meeting a Defined Need
  • Collaboration
  • Impact

The 2018 Cabling Installation & Maintenance Innovators Awards Honorees are featured in the November Issue of Cabling Installation & Maintenance magazine as well as on

About Cabling Installation & Maintenance
Published since 1993, Cabling Installation & Maintenance has provided practical information to professionals responsible for the specification, design, installation and management of structured cabling systems in enterprises, data centers and campuses. Cabling Installation & Maintenance’s magazine, website (, email newsletters and webcasts help cabling professionals improve day-to-day operations and enable strategic planning for their networks’ optimum long-term performance.

About The Cabling Installation & Maintenance 2018 Innovators Awards program
The Cabling Installation & Maintenance 2018 Innovators Awards program reviews and recognizes the most-innovative applications of cabling and communications technology products and systems within the structured cabling industry. Platinum, Gold, and Silver Honorees were announced at BICSI’s 2018 Fall Conference in San Antonio, TX on Tuesday, September 11, 2018. Criteria used in the Innovators Awards ranking included: innovation, value, sustainability, collaboration, and impact.

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