Fiber-optic network infrastructure and equipment specialist OFS announced the commercial availability of its new InvisiLight MDU Solution at this week's OSP Expo 2015. The company says the Invisilight line offers "virtually invisible and faster" fiber routing inside residential and business multiple dwelling units (MDUs). This solution will be offered as part of the InvisiLight Optical Solutions portfolio.
The company notes that FTTH service providers often deploy compact Optical Network Terminals (ONTs) deep in subscribers’ homes to facilitate in-home networking. However, OFS maintains that some customers cancel service orders when they learn that the installation of these boxes requires unsightly conventional optical cables. In addition, tight spaces, corners, existing architecture and other factors can make deploying fiber difficult inside many ILUs and MDUs. The InvisiLight Optical Solutions line was designed to help meet these specific challenges.
According to OFS, with the InvisiLight ILU Solution, the installer uses "an innovative yet simple process to adhere a 0.9 mm diameter optical fiber into crevices along ceilings and walls or moldings and walls. In this way, the solution offers a safe, protected optical fiber link that blends seamlessly into the ILU, is virtually invisible to the eye and installed without disruption to the homeowner or décor. The InvisiLight MDU Solution helps meet the often difficult and expensive challenge of deploying fiber in hallways and between floors of existing buildings. This solution uses a fast, easy–to-install and practically invisible 12-fiber optical unit that can be surface mounted in hallways, on the exterior of each apartment or office and between floors to connect subscribers to ultra-high speed services."
OFS notes that its previously launched InvisiLight Indoor Living Unit (ILU) Solution is now complemented by the InvisiLight MDU Solution, "to provide a complete in-building solution that can help accelerate the adoption of fiber-optic services through faster, lower cost, and virtually invisible installation. These benefits, in turn, can result in higher subscriber acceptance and take rates, greater profitability and faster times to revenue for service providers," adds the company.
“Service providers want fast, repeatable in-building fiber installation that is accepted by their customers,” says John George, OFS's Director of Solution and Professional Services. “With the InvisiLight MDU Solution, our customers can now enjoy an easy-to-install, cost-effective and virtually invisible fiber solution to reach living units and connect subscribers.”
“Consistently, service providers have requested an alternative and much less visible solution to distribute optical fiber in building hallways,” adds Anurag Jain, OFS FTTH Solutions Manager. “With the InvisiLight MDU Solution, service providers globally can now efficiently scale our proven InvisiLight technology in riser, hallways and through the entire building. OFS’ EZ-Bend optical fiber enables these solutions to conform to the contours and many corners in a residence with negligible signal loss."
For more information, visit www.ofsoptics.com.