Prysmian North America launches bend-insensitive outside plant fiber cable

LT20 BBXS incorporates the BendBrightXS bend insensitive fiber to offer up to 19% reduction in diameter and up to 30% reduction in weight over similar cable products.

Sep 27th, 2011

Prysmian Group North America has introduced the LT20 BBXS outside plant fiber cable product line. According to the company, LT20 BBXS incorporates the BendBrightXS bend insensitive fiber to offer up to 19% reduction in diameter and up to 30% reduction in weight over similar cable products.

"The LT20 BBXS design family brings the benefits of bend-insensitive fiber to the outside plant," comments Jon Fitz, Business Solutions Manager for Prysmian. "The cable, buffer tube and fiber can all be installed and stored with significantly smaller bend radii. Full reels are easier to handle, and common operations, like figure-eight and coil storage, are easier to perform."

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Prysmian says the smaller, lighter, bend tolerant outside plant cable may allow customers to save money by: using smaller, lighter reels during installation; reducing duct size and achieving longer blowing distances; installing additional cable in a duct that was previously considered full; reducing loads on poles and strand wire; allowing the use of smaller hand-holes, closures and pedestals.

"This product is a game changer for our customers and the industry," adds states Greg Williams, Director of Marketing at the Prysmian Group. "The customer has the opportunity to save money while receiving a superior cable product. From an environmental and aesthetic standpoint, this product will drive the use of smaller outside plant accessories such as splice cases, pedestals, hand holes and cabinets."

Performance of the LT20 BBXS product line meets or exceeds industry standards such as GR20, RUS/RDUP PE90, ITU G.652.D, ITU G.657.A2. The new product is also backward compatible with existing singlemode fibers and loose tube cables. For additional information, visit the Prysmian Group's booth #900 at the FTTH Expo (Sep. 26 - 30) in Orlando, FL.


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