Contruction Today - July/August 2017 - 34
Technology | COMTRAN CABLE LLC
COMTRAN UNLEASHES A NEW LIFE SAFETY
SUPERCABLE FOR HARSH AND EXTREME
ENVIRONMENTS. BY KAT ZEMAN
anielle Braley-Purewal makes cable sound sexy. A national sales engineer for Comtran Cable LLC, Braley-Purewal wears her enthusiasm for high-performance data and
communications cable with pride.
Gushing about the company's newest product - VITALink CI - she
compares it to a superhero. "VITALink cables are literally the Incredible Hulk of fire alarm cables," she says. "It makes it possible for contractors to install a circuit integrity cable without the use of conduit."
Designed for extreme and harsh environments, this super
fire-resistive specialty cable is used in commercial and government
facilities that include transit systems, hospitals, high-rise buildings,
airports, educational institutions and sports stadiums.
Attleboro, Mass.-based Comtran is a leading manufacturer of
high-performance data communications, premise telephone,
low-voltage and specialty wire and cable. Its products are sold
through authorized distributors all over North America. "Comtran
is passionate about making cables and I am passionate about the
VITALink Two Hour Fire Rated Cables," she says about the company's
Data communications cables, SAFE (security, access control and
fire alarm) products and telephone premise cables are Comtran's
core products, but specialty products, like VITALink, are becoming
its fastest growing business. "Those are our bread and butter products, the three legs of our company," says Braley-Purewal, referring
to the core products. "But the fourth, our specialty products, is what
we're branching into and we have a big focus on these products.
They are unique."
Comtran Cable LLC
* Headquarters: A leboro, Mass.
* Specia y: High-performance data and
"VITALink cables are literally e Incredible Hulk of fire
- Danielle Braley-Purewal, national ales engineer
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include transit cables, shipboard cables
and circuit integrity
cables. "If wire and
cable products can be
exciting, our HubLINK Transit products,
DEFENSE-LINK Shipboard cables and
VITALink Two Hour
like using circuit integrity
cable without conduit because it saves
them time and space.
Fire Rated products would be the life of the party," says Braley-Purewal, who travels the country speaking about the technical applications of circuit integrity cables such as VITALink.
Designed to perform for up to two hours while under attack by fire
or water, circuit integrity cables serve as protective shields for fire
alarm circuits. Providing a pathway to survivability, their insulation