CommScope reveals Prodigy assists operators to simplify installation

CommScope announced its new hardened connector Prodigy, assisting operators to simplify installation and minimize their cable footprint.
CommScope ChinaCommScope said the Prodigy system utilizes small-form hardened connectors for interoperability across different fiber terminals and cable assemblies. The compact footprint enables smaller, higher-density terminal footprints, while the self-aligning connectors minimize the chance of connection errors.

CommScope said the system allows converter attachments to be deployed without replacing or splicing the drop cable to facilitate cable changeouts and upgrades.

Highlights of the Prodigy system include:

Universal, small-form hardened connector for high-density environments

Self-guided automatic alignment with self-locking mechanisms for eliminating connection errors and accidental release

Break-free design enabling reuse of the Prodigy connector in the event of field connection issues

Cable assemblies available with 5mm round and figure-8 cables in lengths up to 600 meters

“Prodigy revolutionizes network architecture by making FTTH installations truly plug-and-play,” said Rob Wessels, vice president, Network Cable, CommScope. “We worked with our operator customers to create and refine Prodigy — applying our broad vision for faster and simpler FTTH networks to building the best connector solutions.”