One good example of this came recently from Wildcat Aerial Filming, who are responsible for those amazing aerial HD shots featured in the episodes of David Attenborough’s Life & Planet Earth series.
The camera, mounted on the side of a helicopter, was connected by one of our armoured fibre optic patch cables.
This is already a testing environment, but one day the cable was tested even further when an overzealous pilot shut it in the the helicopter door! David Baillie of Wildcat told us; “[the cable] was kinked and crushed and looked almost severed yet still worked perfectly well, carrying a full multiplexed HD video signal without a problem”.
Our armoured fibre patch cables are no fatter than standard fibre patch cables, but are many times tougher. For important connections, you cannot get a more durable cable of this size and the armouring can save the day if an accident occurs, avoiding costly downtime as it did for Wildcat.