Fiber splice modules integrate adapter bulkhead, splice holders

Sept. 23, 2013
Modules are designed to support easy moves, adds and changes while providing increased fiber protection.

Leviton announced the release of its new Opt-X 12- and 24-fiber splice modules. The company says the modules offer a faster, simpler fusion splicing solution for fiber applications across Wide Area Networks (WAN), campus backbone environments, high-count riser buildings, government installations, central offices and data centers.

According to Leviton, the new Opt-X fiber splice modules provide slack storage and bend radius guides for respective backbone cable, 900 μm tight-buffer pigtails and fusion-spliced fibers, allowing for easy maintenance and scaling without impacting existing fibers. Additionally, the modules easily install in the company's Opt-X rack-mount (Ultra, 1000i and 500i) and wall-mount fiber enclosures. They are offered in single-mode (OS2) UPC/APC and laser-optimized multimode (OM3) fiber types.

Designed in collaboration with cable manufacturer Berk-Tek, Leviton's partner company, the splice modules are targeted for use with Berk-Tek's Adventum loose tube I/O cable. The cable is billed as less expensive, featuring a smaller outer diameter than competitive products, and easier to install than tight-buffer cable alternatives.

“The [new] fiber splice modules integrate a fiber adapter bulkhead with splice holders to support faster fusion splicing while offering higher density per rack unit than competitive alternatives,” comments Tony Yuen, senior product manager, fiber, for Leviton Network Solutions. “This solution also makes it easier to access individual splices, even in high-port count, high-density applications.” For more information, visit: http://www.leviton.com/opt-x.

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