ADC is currently shipping three RealFlex MDU drop cables: indoor/outdoor, riser, and plenum types. The company says the cables are designed to overcome installation challenges encountered in today's multiple dwelling unit (MDU) buildings by helping service providers to optimize fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) installation times and maintain fiber performance.
"RealFlex is the solution that service providers need to get FTTP into today's MDU buildings, with its quick installation and reliable bandwidth delivery," comments Jaxon Lang, vice president of Global Connectivity Solutions-Americas for ADC. "In short, RealFlex-enabled installations translate into faster turn-up time and revenue generation for service providers."
According to the company, the RealFlex cables allow for a bend radius as small as 7.5-mm without changing attenuation characteristics of the cable, and provide improved insertion loss performance for the many 90-degree bend locations found in MDU environments.
The products also meet increased standards of durability required in MDU environments, contends the company. ADC says the cables' ruggedized indoor/outdoor jacketing can be stapled without compromising insertion loss performance. "If service providers are going to treat it like coax, it better be as tough as coax," notes Lang.
The RealFlex 3-mm drop cable will be demonstrated in ADC's booth #3916 at the upcoming NXTcomm show in Las Vegas.