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Corning Cable Systems' all-plastic network interface device (NID) is designed to house active components for fiber-to-the-home, fiber-to-the-business, and broadband access markets

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Network interface device enclosure
Corning Cable Systems' all-plastic network interface device (NID) is designed to house active components for fiber-to-the-home, fiber-to-the-business, and broadband access markets. It can incorporate a fusion splice tray and up to 3 meters of optical-fiber cable slack storage. Bottom- and rear-entry access points are provided for improved installation times. Other features include optional snap mounting points for electronics and an optional security access door.
CORNING CABLE SYSTEMS
www.corning.com/cablesystems
CIRCLE NO. 105

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Uninterruptible power supply
Compaq's UPS R1500 XR uninterruptible power supply (UPS) for rack mounts is designed to provide power protection in space-constrained rack enterprise environments. Rated up to 1,500 VA/1,340 watts, the UPS features a simple front-panel display. It has the capability to manage up to two optional battery extended runtime modules (ERM) for increased run time. Battery management doubles battery service life, is designed to improve battery recharge time, and provides advance notice of pending battery failure.
COMPAQ COMPUTER CORP.
www.compaq.com/ups
CIRCLE NO. 106

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Multi-layer tester
EXFO's FTB-8000 SONET 10-Gbit/sec test module, a test unit contained inside the FTB-400 platform, lets you integrate protocol-, optical-, and physical-layer testing capabilities inside a single box for networks with data transmission rates as high as 10-Gbits/sec, according to company claims. You can correlate protocol-layer anomalies like bit or parity errors with optical- and physical-layer defects such as low optical-signal-to-noise-ratio (OSNR), polarization mode dispersion (PMD), or chromatic dispersion (CD). It comes with a smart user interface (SUI) and test scripting to automate field-testing processes. Also, the tester can be operated remotely via the Visual Guardian Element Management System (EMS).
EXFO
www.exfo.com
CIRCLE NO. 107

Network wiring modules
Pass & Seymour/Legrand's punchdown phone modules let you distribute up to four phone lines to 10 locations in the home. These modules use 110-punchdown technology have an optional security system interface feature. The in-line amplifier module is a unidirectional video amplifier that boosts signals to up to eight television locations when installed with either a 4- or 8-way video module.
PASS & SEYMOUR INC.
www.passandseymour.com
CIRCLE NO. 108

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Surge protectors
MCG Surge Protection's DLP-10G, DLP-20G, and DLP-30G are triple-stage hybrid protectors that combine gas tube protection with high-speed avalanche diode stages for rigorous transient clamping. Installed between sensitive equipment and data lines, the protectors guard computer mainframes, printers, data logging and monitoring equipment, as well as complex instrumentation installations. These are designed to protect 2- to 8-wire configurations and are available in clamp voltages of 6V, 15V, 25V, 60V, 100V, and 200V peak, with a series resistance of 5 W (standard).
MCG ELECTRONICS INC.
www.mcgsurge.com
CIRCLE NO. 109

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Optical fault-finder
OZ Optics Limited's visible optical-fiber fault locator delivers up to 10 milliwatts of visible light through a singlemode fiber. By using a high-power version, faults can be detected up to 10 km from the source. It can also be used as an end-to-end fiber identifier, or with mechanical or fusion splicers to minimize splice losses. The ability to operate in either continuous wave or pulsed mode aids in locating faults under high ambient light conditions.
OZ OPTICS LIMITED
www.ozoptics.com
CIRCLE NO. 110

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Category 5e-verified composite cable
Through a single Belden Electronics Division HomeChoice composite cable, any room in the home or office can be wired for computer multimedia and networking, cable and direct broadcast satellite (DBS) television, telephone services, as well as security and energy management systems. A bonded-pair design lets the cable operate at higher frequencies over standard UTP cable, as well as offers improved attenuation, power-sum near-end cross talk (PSNEXT), attenuation-to-crosstalk ratio (ACR) headroom, and return loss. All systems feature flame-retardant green PVC jackets and 10-year product warranties.
BELDEN ELECTRONICS DIV.
www.belden.com
CIRCLE NO. 111

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Specification-grade patch panel
Available in Category 5e or Category 6, Molex Premise Networks' Specification Grade patch panel has an "automatic gate" that protects ports from dust and contaminants. Spring-loaded pressure pops out an improperly placed patch cord, reducing the risk of faulty connections. In addition, it features flush-front port labeling, which can be color-coded to match the jacks at the wallplate, rear port identification, insulation displacement connection (IDC) KATT connectors, and Radius Minders cable management trays.
MOLEX PREMISE NETWORKS
www.molexpn.com
CIRCLE NO. 112

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Multimode optical-fiber cable
NORDX/CDT's FiberExpress 2000 multimode optical-fiber cable is made with laser-optimized 50/125-µm multimode fiber. This cable can be installed in lengths up to 300 meters for 10-Gbit Ethernet applications, using multimode vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs) at 850 nm. Both TIA/EIA and International Organization for Standardization/Interna tional Electro technical Commis sion-compliant, the cables are available in various configurations.
NORDX/CDT INC.
www.nordx.com
CIRCLE NO. 113

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Cable pulling lubricant
Greenlee Textron's Clear Wire Pulling Lubricant remains stable over a range of temperatures (-20°F to +190°F and -6°C to +190°C), according to company claims. The polymer base lube is clear, colorless, and environmentally safe as it is non-hazardous, non-toxic, and non-corrosive. It is available in quart, 1-gallon, and 5-gallon containers, and has a three-year shelf life with no deterioration. Apply by hand, brush, or pump.
GREENLEE TEXTRON
www.greenlee.textron.com
CIRCLE NO. 114

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Plenum audio cable
Comprehensive Video Group's CVC-2TW/P twisted-pair plenum audio cable is composed of two #22 AWG bare copper wires with a #26 AWG tinned copper drain wire. An overall shield of aluminum mylar foil provides 100% coverage, according to company claims. Also, the cable has an Underwriters Laboratories rating, and can be used without conduit. It comes in 1,000-foot put-ups and includes a ripcord and sequential foot markers.
COMPREHENSIVE VIDEO GROUP
www.comprehensivevideo.com
CIRCLE NO. 115

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24-ribbon fusion splicer
AFL Telecommunications' FSM-40R24 24-ribbon fusion splicer eliminates the need to split 24 fiber ribbons in two before splicing, and a color LCD screen displays all 24 fibers simultaneously. Thirty-six pre-programmed modes let you perform specialized testing. Memory permits 30 defined splice mode settings and 10 heater settings for various splice protector sleeve types. The unit also stores splice data for up to eighty 24-fiber splices.
AFL TELECOMMUNICATIONS
www.afltelecommunications.com
CIRCLE NO. 116


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Correction: Off by a few inches
On page 64 of the May 2002 issue the New Product description of Leviton Voice & Data Div.'s splitter modules states the modules are "available in 1x8-, 3x8-, and 4x16-inch styles." These numbers were not supposed to represent inches, rather input/output lines. The description should have said the modules are "available in 1-line-in x 8-lines-out, 3-lines-in x 8-lines-out, and 4-lines-in x 16-lines-out styles."

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