OFS expands FOX Solution fiber cabling platform

June 26, 2014
OFS adds three new products to its FOX Solution line of deployable fiber-optic network cabling and components.

At the recent FTTH Conference, held in Ft. Lauderdale, OFS introduced three new products to its FOX Solution line of deployable fiber-optic network cabling and components for homes or businesses.

Firstly, OFS announced the FDH64, a new 64-fiber distribution hub for the fast growing multiple dwelling unit (MDU) market. The company says the compact FDH64 easily connects fiber-optic building cables with OFS’ direct connect low loss splitters through a pivoting patch panel, helping to save space while easing fiber management and provisioning.

Also introduced, the new EZ-Bend Toneable drop assemblies announced today build on the success of OFS’ EZ- Bend ruggedized 4.8 mm drop cable. The plug and play factory terminated cables feature EZ-Bend fiber with a ruggedized 4.8mm jacket, enabling the cable to be routed from the outside into the home or building and stapled around corners. A new integrated toning wire allows for easy location detection.

Finally, the OFS PowerGuide DT All-Dielectric, Self-Supporting (ADSS) cable, also announced at the conference, expands the span length range of OFS’ PowerGuide DT ShortSpan gel-free ADSS cable. As a gel-free design, the PowerGuide DT ADSS cable is up to 15% lighter than OFS’ gel-filled designs and can provide significant time savings during cable prep and installation, notes the company. The PowerGuide DT cable is available with OFS’ AllWave ZWP family of single-mode fibers.

The FDH64, EZ-Bend Toneable assemblies, and PowerGuide GT ShortSpan gel-free ADSS cable were presented along with the company's FOX Solution Home and Business portfolio at the FTTH Conference, held in Fort Lauderdale, FL June 23-25. Designed and manufactured by OFS, the company says the new products reinforce its position as a "trusted solutions business partner" for enterprises and contractors.

"OFS continues to innovate and develop its FOX Solution Home and Business portfolio, being responsive to customer needs and supporting them with complete solutions," concludes Pierre Marty, vice president of global marketing and sales for OFS.

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