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Finolex's coaxial cables claim to offer uninterrupted TV signals

MUMBAI: At a time when content service providers are focussing their attention on laying fibre optic networks, electrical and communications cables manufacturer Finolex is offering coaxial cables.


The company is offering RG11, RG6 and RG59 cables which it claims are specially designed for higher bandwidth. This way the customer can receive more than 100 (more than 1 GHZ) channels with high level of picture and sound quality, a company release says.

The issue of distortions in the signals generally happen due to substandard quality of the cables used. This acquires importance as the country is close to implementing the conditional access system (CAS). With the subscriber having to pay for each and every offering, poor quality of display is the last thing on his mind.

Finolex states that its cables use the latest technology of Gas Injected physical foaming for the process of insulation and specially in house formulated and manufactured PVC for jacket, which can withstand the extreme variations in the ambient temperature and environmental abuses.

The release informs that the aluminium braiding of the cable is flooded with jelly. This offers protection against corrosion due to moisture. The gas injected physical foaming used to manufacture Finolex cables, compared to a cheap option of chemical foaming, keeps the energy loss at a minimum when the signal travels through the cable and also it helps to keep the weight of the cable lighter due to higher degree of foam. The company uses a high quality PVC for jacket, which is UV protected and abrasion resistant and offers a longer life compared to cables manufactured by unorganised companies.

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