Hybrid Cables for Data and Power Transmission

Solifos has unique depth of experience with combined fiber-optic data and power transmission cables. Our hybrid fiber-optic cable solution opens up new possibilities for transmitting both data and power in a single thin cable. Hybrid cables are available for voltages up to 1000 VAC or 1500 VDC and enable the transmission of up to 24 kW with just a 6mm diameter cable. They are based on the proven BRUmil und BRUfield tactical field cables.

Hybrid-Products: BRUpowermil, BRUpowerfield, Hybrid Connector


  • Just one cable: Data and energy in just one cable

  • Compact and light: Thin and light cable for data and energy

  • Easy to use: Since only one cable is needed, handling is extremely easy

  • Autonomous solutions: Avoidance of additional local energy generators with energy signature

  • Savings in Operations: Simple logistics and low personnel costs

Fiber optic – copper cable for field deployment

This hybrid cable was developed for field deployment when not only fiber-optic data transmission but also power transmission are needed. ICT technologies enable this with copper-base PoE (Power over Energy) interfaces so that a remote device can be connected with data and power simultaneously. Unfortunately, copper-based data cables have a maximum transmission distance of 100m and a limited data rate of 1 Gb/s. Solifos’ fiber-optic hybrid cables break free of these limitations.

Fiber-optic-Copper Hybrid cables dramatically expand possibilities:

  • Short distance connections of 50-100m with 40Gb/s data and 20kW power transmission
  • Middle-distance connections like 3km with 40 Gb/s transmission and 3kW power transmission
  • Very long data connections up to 100km with 40 Gb/s with remote mixing and signal amplifier

Solifos has the necessary equipment and accessories to enable the benefits from hybrid cables. These are in this case:

  • Certified hybrid cable military plug connectors with lense connector technology (similar MIL-DTL-83526/20 und /21)
  • Remote mixing with power transformers and integrated fiber-optic data transmission systems
  • Power/Data distributor unit that enables user-specific power and data interfaces

Further products and applications are found under Systemcomponents.

Your contact person

Andrea Fasciati
Director Sales


Application Examples

Line of Sight Radio

Typical hybrid cable application for line of sight radio communication. High speed data connections are made over the fiber-optic cable and power for the wireless transmitter is supplied through the copper wire in the same hybrid cable, thereby eliminating the need for a separate generator.

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Video Surveillance Systems

Hybrid cables are also used for mobile video surveillance systems. Here the cameras and sensors are networked via the glass fibers of the hybrid cable and simultaneously supplied with power.

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We deliver a ready-to-use system, adapted to your individual needs In addition to the special fiber-optic cables including the appropriate connector, this also includes installation accessories, maintenance and repair sets, required network components and other accessories.


The Most Robust with Power

The extremely robust, steel encased BRUpowermil is unique based on its compact form factor and great flexibility. Four fiber-optic cables are combined in the same cable with a copper conductor for electrical connectivity up to 1000 VAC or 1500 VDC and current up to 16A.

  • Very compact form factor with great flexibility
  • Central stainless steel tubing with 4 fibers, single-mode or multi-mode and two coaxial copper cables
  • Robust, halogen-free outer jacket
  • RoHS compliant
  • High pull strength
  • Outstanding rodent protection
  • Installation and tensioning with wedge clamp
  • Particularly well suited for installation from a vehicle

The Lightest with Power

The extremely light BRUpowerfield cable is distinguished by its compact form factor, light weight and high flexibility. Four optical fibers in a single cable combined with a copper conductor for electrical transmission up to 1000VAC or 1500 VDC and current up to 10A.

  • Extremely compact form factor with minimal weight and high flexibility
  • Central stainless steel tubing with 4 fibers, single- or multi-mode and two coaxial copper wires
  • Robust, halogen-free outer jacketing
  • RoHS compliant
  • High pull strength
  • Rodent resistant
  • Installation and tensioning with wedge clamp
  • Particularly suitable for installation from the back support frame up to 500m cable length per roll.

Hybrid Connector

In order to utilize hybrid cables in the field, military plug connectors are needed. Solifos’ hybrid connector meets the MIL-DTL-83526/20 and -/21 technology standards. It is a lens connector with copper contacts able to handle voltages up to 1000VAC or 1500VDC and current up to 10A.

  • Very robust construction
  • Simple to clean (e.g. just with water)
  • Very high duty-cycle limit
  • Small form factor (same profile in the frontal plate as MIL-DTL-83526/21)
BRUmil 451

BRUmil 451

The BRUmil 451 is a true all-rounder: Available as a pure data distributor or as a combined data and power distributor, it masters fiber optic connections of up to 10 km and power distribution of up to 1 km. This means that data and energy can be sent over long distances to remote consumers without compromising on quality or efficiency.

  • Flexibility through two variants
  • Long distances
  • Robust in extreme environments
  • Easy integration and operation
  • High transmission quality and efficiency