CommScope brings Rapid Fiber distribution terminal for outdoor use

CommScope's mini Rapid Fiber distribution terminal
CommScope today said its mini Rapid Fiber distribution terminal, now available for outdoor use, can deploy several hundred feet of 3.6 mm indoor / outdoor cable.

The RapidReel cable spool, multi-fiber cable and connector technologies assist in reducing the site survey inspections, streamline cable inventory requirements and speed overall MDU installations, said CommScope.

CommScope will introduce its enhanced fiber wall box portfolio during the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo in New Orleans. Simplification of installation and reduction in the cost of taking fiber deeper into both multi-dwelling unit (MDU) and single-family dwelling unit (SFU) environments will be the main benefits.

“We can help telecoms by offering products with the flexibility to adapt to a variety of building types and environments,” says Jaxon Lang, general manager and vice president, BNS, CommScope.

Using CommScope’s RapidReel cable spool, the far end of the cable terminates to a 12-fiber multi-fiber push-on (MPO) or hardened multi-fiber optical connector (HMFOC), which ensures faster cable routing and equipment terminations by the technician.

The mini RDT – indoor model is now available with a 1×4 or 1×8 integrated splitter option. A single optical fiber cable feeds the mini RDT, which splits the signal up to eight available SC plug-and-play adapter ports. To turn up service, installers use preconnectorized drops to quickly feed up to eight living units per floor. All-front access to customer terminations provides ensures easy maintenance, changes and additions for technicians.

The optical wall box (OWB-S) is an outdoor fiber termination solution for connecting fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) devices, but it can also be used in other outdoor above-ground applications, said CommScope in a statement.

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