ADC's latest FDH platform targets FTTP installations

June 6, 2006 -- The company says its FDH 3000 platform is designed to meet the unique FTTP requirements of independent carriers, utilities, and municipalities.

ADC has launched its OmniReach Fiber Distribution Hub (FDH) 3000, a fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP)-specific platform designed to enable flexible deployment of fiber-optic cabling to a subscriber's residence, enterprise, or to other locations. The company says its OmniReach FDH 3000 is among the industry's first infrastructure cabling cabinets designed to meet the unique requirements of independent carriers, utilities, and municipalities.

"This product is an important industry first," contends Tom Kampf, vice president of FTTX product management at ADC. "Successful FTTP deployments require pre-planning and a thorough understanding of the technology for optimal operational and financial efficiency over the life of the network. The FDH 3000 allows end-users to future-proof their networks, giving them room to grow and meeting the diverse needs of FTTP subscribers."

The company says the OmniReach FDH 3000 is designed for operational efficiency and scalability, enabling rapid connection between fiber-optic cables and passive optical splitters in the outside plant, while facilitating fast service connection and reconfiguration. The company says the platform simplifies FTTP network installation, maintenance, and management "from the central office to the outside plant."

The platform's key features and benefits, according to the company, include: support of both low- and high-density applications, different network system designs, and diverse installation environments; a centralized splitter approach that maximizes space in optical line terminal (OLT) cards; bend radius protection; intuitive cable routing; easy fiber/connector access; and physical protection from environmental elements.

The FDH 3000 platform is on display in ADC's booth #63008 at this week's OSP Expo 2006 event in Chicago.

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