Fiber Optic Composite Cable

ActiFi® Cable: Build the foundation for a smarter technology strategy

Achieve ultimate flexibility by bringing together the future-ready bandwidth capabilities of single-mode optical fiber and the powering capabilities of copper with Corning’s ActiFi Composite Cable.  Composite fiber optic cable has both fiber and copper conductors under the same cable jacket to deliver data and power to the very edge of your enterprise network.

Advantages of ActiFi Composite Cable

Save Pathway Space
Legacy Category cable networks rely on routine rip-and-replace upgrade cycles and single-purpose infrastructure which leads to crowded pathways and complexity. ActiFi Composite Cable streamlines your infrastructure onto a single cable allowing you to overcome space constraints.

Protect Your Technology Investment
With a future-ready cable, your business can protect your infrastructure investment by leaving your ActiFi composite cable in place during your next technology refresh. Put your technology funds to smarter use by avoiding costly routine rip-and-replace Category cable upgrades.

Speed Up Your Deployment
Keep your project schedule on track by saving time with your network deployment. ActiFi composite cable eliminates the need to pull separate cables for data and power which saves you valuable time. Watch how this installer deployed 11 ActiFi cables at once with Reel-in-a-Box.

Stay ahead of Future Technology Needs
Increasing Wi-Fi demands is one of the main drivers that is challenging building owners to design their networks with future-ready infrastructure, like ActiFi Composite Cable. Learn why the next generation of technologies will require optical fiber with this 3 minute read: Enabling a Wireless World.

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Applications of ActiFi Composite Cables

ActiFi is a Class-3 rated composite cable that supports low voltage (Class 2, 57 VDC/100 V) as well as bulk power solutions. Because ActiFi can reach distances over 2,000 feet, this cabling choice is also ideal for long-reach or remote applications such as security cameras in a parking area or outdoor campus-wide Wi-Fi.

ActiFi can support devices directly or via a connection to an edge device such as a media converter or software-defined access node (SDAN). ActiFi cable is compatible with Corning’s Intelligent Power Solutions, Long-Reach Solutions, Software-Defined LAN (SD-LAN) portfolio, Small Cell, and Distributed Antenna Solutions (DAS).

Product Highlights

Cable Management
ActiFi is also compatible with Corning’s structured cabling, hardware, and housing portfolios including CCH and EDGE. An example below shows how CCH cassettes and housings easily manage ActiFi composite cable. Flexible keystone adapters accept both fiber and power connector types.

Key Specs

  • Configurations: 1-24 fibers and 2-12 copper conductors
  • Copper Conductors: 20-12AWG
  • Environments: Indoor, Indoor/Outdoor (FREEDM)
  • Jacket Ratings: Riser, Plenum
  • Deployment Options: Bulk cable or Reel-in-a-box (500 feet/box or 1,000 feet/box)

For a complete list of offerings, please visit our ActiFi Cable Ordering Guide.

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Educational Resources

Fiber to the Edge Network Architecture Enables a Wireless World for Infinite Innovation | Corning

Fiber to the Edge Network Architecture Enables a Wireless World for Infinite Innovation | Corning

Learn how fiber-to-the-edge network architecture can help avoid routine short-term network upgrades and enable a wireless world for infinite innovation.

Learn how fiber-to-the-edge network architecture can help avoid routine short-term network upgrades and enable a wireless world for infinite innovation.

ActiFi Composite Cable Ordering Guide

ActiFi Composite Cable Ordering Guide

Find the right cable for your project with Corning’s broad portfolio of ActiFi composite cable.

Find the right cable for your project with Corning’s broad portfolio of ActiFi composite cable.

ActiFi Composite Cable with Reel-in-a-Box Packaging.

ActiFi Composite Cable with Reel-in-a-Box Packaging.

Keep your project schedule on track by saving time with your network deployment. ActiFi eliminates the need to pull separate cables for data and power which saves you valuable time. Watch how this installer deployed 11 ActiFi cables at once with Reel-in-a-Box.

Keep your project schedule on track by saving time with your network deployment. ActiFi eliminates the need to pull separate cables for data and power which saves you valuable time. Watch how this installer deployed 11 ActiFi cables at once with Reel-in-a-Box.

security camera in garage

Remote Power Solution Use Case: Security

Remote Power Solution Use Case: Security

ActiFi™ Composite Cable is compatible with Corning Remote Power solutions. Enable security cameras, wireless access points, security phones, and any PoE, PoE+, and PoE++ application.

ActiFi™ Composite Cable is compatible with Corning Remote Power solutions. Enable security cameras, wireless access points, security phones, and any PoE, PoE+, and PoE++ application.

Overview: Corning Remote Power Solution

Overview: Corning Remote Power Solution

Corning remote power solution lets you extend your reach – delivering reliable data and power at greater distances.

Corning remote power solution lets you extend your reach – delivering reliable data and power at greater distances.

Go Farther with Fiber

Go Farther with Fiber

Corning SD-LAN, combined with fiber’s superior reach and unlimited bandwidth, enables networks to be more adaptable, scalable, and programmable.

Corning SD-LAN, combined with fiber’s superior reach and unlimited bandwidth, enables networks to be more adaptable, scalable, and programmable.