RFS' Corrugated Aluminum RF Coaxial Cables Provide the Best Solution to the Copper Crisis

Mar 31, 2011, 07:00 ET from Radio Frequency Systems (RFS)

COLOMBES, France, March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Radio Frequency Systems (RFS), the global wireless and broadcast infrastructure specialist, addresses growing issues of copper price and security with a proven, high-performance aluminum-based RF coaxial cable solution. RFS' CELLFLEX(R) Lite corrugated aluminum cable has an outstanding track record, with not a single customer claim or return since its introduction in 2006, clearly indicating that aluminum cables can match copper for longevity and robustness.

The price of copper reached record levels in 2011, passing 10,000 USD/ton in February, and remains close to this historic high. Accompanying these price worries are widespread attacks by thieves on copper cables and infrastructure. Colonel Stephane Ottavi of France's OCLDI (Office of crime against travel services) remarks that "The thefts faithfully reflect prices", while in the UK, Chief Superintendent Eamonn Carroll of British Transport Police states that "Cable theft is the next biggest priority after the terrorist threat. The disruption and the problems it can cause are immense."

Copper price and security risks are a major concern for communication and transport leaders, and innovative companies such as RFS are now offering aluminum RF coaxial cables as a proven, high-performance, highly-reliable alternative to copper.

RFS CELLFLEX(R) Lite is a premium RF coaxial cable featuring an aluminum outer conductor. CELLFLEX(R) Lite is lighter, enabling faster installation, and is less expensive than a comparable copper cable. The corrugated cable design also allows for excellent flexibility and crush resistance.

The performance quality of CELLFLEX(R) Lite was confirmed last year in rigorous testing by China Telecommunication Technology Labs (CTTL), China's most authoritative independent laboratories.

In addition to the many positive qualities of CELLFLEX(R) Lite, it uses the same connectors as RFS CELLFLEX(R) copper coaxial cables, meaning that aluminum cables can be used alongside existing copper cables, with absolutely no issues of compatibility.

CELLFLEX(R) Lite is available in sizes ranging from 1/2" to 1-5/8", and delivers superior performance in key areas, such as return loss, attenuation, corrosion resistance and durability in extreme temperatures. RFS provides every customer with a guarantee of reliability, performance and cost-efficiency from the most experienced and innovative cable manufacturer in the world.

"Since its introduction to customers five years ago, CELLFLEX(R) Lite has maintained a flawless track record for performance and reliability, with not a single complaint or return from any our customers," said Stephane Klajzyngier, President, Radio Frequency Systems. "The corrugation and transparent connectivity of RFS' CELLFLEX(R) Lite range simply make it the best solution to the copper crisis." added Klajzyngier.

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About RFS (http://www.rfsworld.com): Radio Frequency Systems (RFS) is a global designer and manufacturer of cable, antenna and tower systems, plus active and passive RF conditioning modules, providing total-package solutions for wireless outdoor and indoor infrastructure.

Media Contact: Eric Giaretto, Marketing Communications Director, Corporate & EMEA, RFS, eric.giaretto@rfsworld.com, mobile: +33(0)6-80-26-42-40

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