OFS this week launched its InvisiLight EZ-Hide Behind-the-Wall Module, designed for enabling virtually invisible optical fiber installation inside homes and multiple dwelling units, or for passive optical LAN applications. The manufacturer says the new module can further reduce the footprint of InvisiLight ILU installations by up to 50% by hiding the cabling spool behind the wall and using the company's InvisiLight 600µm buffered fiber.
As noted by OFS:
FTTH service providers or passive optical LAN designers often deploy compact Optical Network Terminals (ONTs) deep within subscribers' homes and offices to facilitate WiFi coverage, presenting both aesthetic and installation challenges. Tight spaces, corners, and architectural features can create barriers to fiber deployment inside many offices and living units. InvisiLight Solutions are designed to help overcome these specific challenges and as a result have been widely adopted by Tier 1/2/3 carriers and ISPs.
The original InvisiLight ILU Solution, launched in 2012, offered an innovative yet simple process to reach indoor ONTs by adhering a 0.9 mm diameter optical fiber into the crevices along ceilings and walls or moldings and walls. The InvisiLight EZ-Hide Behind-the-Wall Module uses an even smaller 0.6 mm optical fiber and installs with the same simple installation process and tools as the original.
The compact EZ-Hide spool can dispense up to 40 meters of fiber as it is moved along the deployment path to the ONT location yet still fit inside a common behind the wall gang box.
OFS' EZ-Bend fiber with its class-leading 2.5-mm minimum bend radius is used in the InvisiLight EZ-Hide module and all other InvisiLight products to easily handle the many sharp corners typically encountered when conforming fiber neatly to a building, with no concerns for bending loss. To learn more, visit OFS at the BICSI Winter Conference 2021.