Armored fiber optic cable with built-in metal armor is designed to provide stronger protection of the optical fibers than standard ones. It is constructed with helical stainless steel tape over a buffered fiber surrounded by a layer of aramid and stainless steel mesh with an outer jacket. The armored patch cables can be divided into single mode and multimode types, and the connectors can be LC, SC, FC, ST, LC/APC, SC/APC, FC/APC, etc.
These armored fiber optic patch cables are applied for both indoor and outdoor applications. They can be installed for indoor applications between and inside data centers, where cables are installed under the floor without worrying about the fiber cable crush issues. These armored fiber optic patch cables with high flexibility and durability can also be applied in harsh outdoor environments with excessive dust, or even damage-causing rodents, etc. The picture below offers several application scenarios of armored optical cables for indoor applications.