3M extends FTTH portfolio
April 2, 2009 -- 3M Communication Markets Division recently introduced new fiber distribution boxes and terminals for service providers installing FTTH networks in multi-dwelling units (MDUs).
The new products from 3M are as follows:
The sub-compact fiber distribution boxes PBPO 6-12 secure indoor connections between distribution and drop cables, and are designed to enable service for up to 12 subscribers. Two versions of this box provide customers flexibility in the strain relief mechanism for drop cables; one through a strain relief solution which is internal to the box and the other which is external. A removable splice tray holder enables splicing on a nearby table while the hinged splice trays enable splicing of one or more new fibers without disturbing existing splices. The boxes also accommodate several splice trays for mechanical as well as fusion splicing.
As an indoor/outdoor FTTH branch point fiber distribution box, the compact fiber distribution Box PBO T1 has splice capability for up to 36 single-fusion splices. Featuring a hinged cover that can be fixed in position, this box allows easy splicing of connections while the box is mounted. Other features include a splice tray holder with hinged trays, and anchoring devices for distribution and drop cables. An optional security device on the latch provides added security. The compact fiber distribution box PBO T1 can be wall or pole mounted.
The mini cable transition box BTI secures connections between distribution and drop cables and is designed to enable service for up to four subscribers. With a compact size that respects building aesthetics and works well in confined spaces, this box secures connections between distribution and drop cables and can enable direct-spliced service of up to four subscribers. Wall-mounted and suitable for indoor and outdoor use, these cable transition boxes are used on the building exterior outside a living unit to transition from outdoor to indoor cable.
The sub-compact fiber distribution terminal PBPOC 6-12 secures indoor connections between distribution and drop cables and provides a test access point at the fiber distribution terminal. It is designed to enable service for up to 12 subscribers. Additional features include a removable splice tray holder for splicing on a nearby table, hinged splice trays to enable splicing of one or more new fibers without disturbing existing splices, and accommodations for several splice trays for use with both mechanical and fusion splicing.
The sub-compact cable transition terminal FTB-M secures connections between distribution and drop cables and provides a test access point outside the residence. It also features a rubber gasket for increased environmental protection and a cable anchoring device to ensure the appropriate fiber bend radius as cables transition from the enclosure through the building wall. Additionally, the FTB-M can terminate up to four fibers with standard SC connectors or field terminated SC no-polish connectors. It can also accommodate four 3M Fibrlok splice sleeve holders if direct splicing of distribution and drop cables is desired.
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