Attleboro, MA – Comtran Cable, a leading manufacturer of high performance wire and cable, announced today that its VITALink® CI Free Air cable was recognized by the judges of the annual Cabling Installation & Maintenance Innovators Awards program. The judging panel consisted of cabling and communications specifiers, designers, integrators and managers with vast professional experience.
Comtran was honored with a gold-level award for its VITALink® CI Free Air cable. In March 2017, the cable passed UL 2196 testing with approval to be installed in the free air environment, an addition to the previously approved CIC (circuit integrity in conduit) listing. It is the only dual listed CI/CIC cable on the market, with the ability to be installed with or without conduit. This offers versatility to installers as well as cost savings in locations that do not require conduit or other accessories. Designed with low-smoke, zero halogen jacketing compounds, VITALink® was created with safety as the top priority.
Comtran’s Director of Engineering, Rama Nippani, explains, “Approved by AHJs, designers, and engineers and winning preference among contractors, integrators, and installers, VITALink® CI/CIC cable will provide an excellent return on investment while facilitating life-saving communications during fire situations.”
Alan Bergstein, publisher of Cabling Installation & Maintenance (cablinginstall.com) said “This prestigious program allows Cabling Installation & Maintenance to celebrate and recognize the most innovative products and services in the structured cabling industry. Our 2017 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:
- Value to the User
- Meeting a Defined Need
The 2017 Cabling Installation & Maintenance Innovators Awards Honorees are featured in the November Issue of Cabling Installation & Maintenance magazine as well as on http://www.cablinginstall.com.
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 (cablinginstall.com), 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 2017 Innovators Awards program
The Cabling Installation & Maintenance 2017 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 2017 Fall Conference in Las Vegas on Monday, September 25, 2017. Criteria used in the Innovators Awards ranking included: innovation, value, sustainability, collaboration, and impact.
Comtran Cable is a leading manufacturer of standard and ruggedized specialty data and signal transmission cables including category cables for structured cabling as well as telecom, fire safety, circuit integrity, and other high performance applications. Comtran is a member of Marmon Engineered Wire & Cable, part of Marmon Group, a Berkshire Hathaway company.