- Is the demand for your products growing?
- We work for very different industries, which means that demand is uneven. In some industries, there is development, in some - stagnation, somewhere - recession. We supply cables to various industries, so we have more or less evened out these fluctuations. Meanwhile, upgrade and adoption of new technologies is a common trend driving the demand for new, higher performance cables that offer high-speed data transmission.
- Expectations are rising, your products are evolving. What would be the ideal cable of the future?
- In computer technologies, we are likely to completely switch from copper to optic cables over time. So far, the latter one is relatively complex and expensive to produce and operate. But everyone including industrial automation strives for the same parameters: interference immunity, stable data transfer, high velocity. And it's the optics that can give it all.
- Will it have any effect on the lives of ordinary people?
- Of course, it will get better! Imagine, there will be high-speed Internet everywhere, the latest cables will provide interference immunity and guarantee protection from external connections and unauthorized access to information.
- Does this apply to the industry?
- Of course, especially since there is now a trend towards unification of communication standards in production. While optic cables in production are certainly expensive, but that's where it's going.
Generally speaking, we are already dealing with optic cables, though with the special ones. For example, specialists of the plant are developing and mastering in production a series of cables for aircraft, weapons and military equipment. They have a very large operating temperature range, shock and vibration protection and high flexibility.