CommScope on June 7 announced the launch of its NOVUX portfolio of outside plant terminals and closures, designed specifically to assist global service providers in the quick and efficient deployment of fiber networks.
NOVUX is billed as "the only FTTH platform with an inherently modular, end-to-end architecture that allows operators to scale and shape their networks as they evolve," according to the company.
“The demand for fiber broadband is exploding around the world,” points out Jeff Heynen, vice president of Broadband Access and Home Networking, Dell’Oro Group. “Service providers are under tremendous pressure to respond to this demand in the midst of growing skilled labor shortages. To solve this problem, service providers require flexible and modular fiber terminals and enclosures that simplify the fiber distribution and installation process and also prepare their networks for both today’s and tomorrow’s optical technologies.”
As contended by CommScope:
The NOVUX ecosystem leverages a flexible, modular, and backwards-compatible architecture that allows operators to adapt and scale to a wide variety of field applications. NOVUX simplifies fiber deployment by allowing operators to use 75% fewer components than existing solutions while delivering fifty times the number of configurations available today.
The system is designed with sustainable practices for packaging, labeling, and installation equipment, and it features class-leading innovations like CommScope’s Octopus sealing gel, which offers protection in harsh environments while allowing easy access for upgrades and regular maintenance.
"Our NOVUX portfolio is all about giving our operator customers the highest degree of agility and flexibility in their growing fiber deployments,” commented James DeCoe, vice president, Network Connectivity, CommScope.
DeCoe continued, “The new NOVUX range allows operators to maximize their network and respond quickly to changing market conditions and high-volume demand. These solutions deliver unprecedented ease of installation today, with the flexibility to ensure that the network meets tomorrow’s needs. Furthermore, CommScope offers our customers the security of a dedicated, agile global supply chain built on common platform designs and processes.”
The NOVUX closures and terminals follow in the footsteps of CommScope’s Fiber Optic Splice Closure, FIST Modular Splice Closure, and Multi-Service Terminals (MST) products—which the manufacturer notes have earned the trust of leading operators around the globe.
"The NOVUX portfolio was designed with direct input from multiple network operators around the globe," said a CommScope statement, which added, "It represents a step forward in fiber deployment solutions and is made possible by CommScope’s ongoing process of feedback and innovation for the world’s leading networks."
Per a CommScope statement, the NOVUX line is comprised of:
- The company says its NOVUX Hardened Terminals offer the widest variety of technologies available from a single platform: single and multi-fiber, splitters, optical tap, fiber indexing, and on-demand hybrid configurations in a minimized footprint for optimal port count and terminal size.
- The company says its NOVUX Compact Closures are the ideal solution for FTTH distribution and drop applications, helping providers prepare for the future. Using state-of-the-art technology, the closure is protected from harsh conditions by CommScope’s Octopus gel seal, which simplifies re-entry for field installers and gives operators peace of mind.
- The company says its NOVUX SRC Closures are the ideal fiber closure for repair, network extensions, and house demarcation—giving providers the agility and flexibility to use it in last-mile fiber network applications, both above and below ground.
- The company says its NOVUX SEC Closures provide an ideal solution for applications where underground work is difficult or impossible. When used with the new CommScope retractable fiber cable, this solution brings together advanced patented technologies and proven high-performance standards, while enabling rapid deployment for horizontal mounting on a building’s outer façade.
As the portfolio expands, CommScope says it will roll out additional NOVUX fiber solutions to meet the needs of global service providers. The NOVUX SRC 100 Closure and Hardened Terminals are now available globally, and the SEC 100 Closures and CSC 100 Compact Closures will be rolled out across multiple regions in the coming months.
CommScope demonstrated the current NOVUX portfolio this week at ANGA COM DIGITAL tradeshow, being held online June 8-10.