June 16, 2008 -- At NXTcomm 2008, ADC introduced an in-hub distribution splice option for its OmniReach Fiber Distribution Hub (FDH) 3000, providing engineers with more design choices to deliver FTTP to residences, enterprises or other locations. The company says the new deployment option allows technicians to splice distribution cables within the hub, in applications where splice case access beyond the hub is either not available or undesirable.
The new FDH 3000 splice configuration is currently available in three cabinet sizes (144, 288 and 432). Cables are spliced using ADC's patented fiber splice wheel, which accommodates variable lengths of pigtails and buffer tubes. The new splice configuration is the latest addition to the existing family of OmniReach FDH 3000 series of infrastructure cabling cabinets designed to meet the unique requirements of independent carriers, utilities and municipalities.
"The introduction of the FDH 3000 was an important industry first, allowing end-users to future-proof their FTTP networks. The new splicing solution adds increased design flexibility to FTTP deployments," comments Jack Field, vice president of product management for ADC. "The splice option allows users to integrate distribution cable splicing within hubs, rather than splicing to cable stubs that are in splice cases located as far as 100 feet away."