NextGen Fiber Optics, General Cable picked as MicroBlo distributor

Feb. 16, 2004
Feb. 16, 2004 - System is designed to offer fiber-on-demand for outside plant networks.

NextGen Fiber Optics L.L.C. and General Cable have announced their appointment as exclusive distributor for the MicroBlo air blown fiber system.

The system, distributed under license from Novar and Tyco Electronics, is designed to offer unique performance capabilities for fiber-on-demand infrastructure for large and small outside plant networks. MicroBlo offers customers a low-density and robust system that adapts easily to campus loop, access and fiber-to-the-home network topologies.

"The MicroBlo system is an excellent addition to our already established premise air blown fiber technology - Blolite," says Trish Dawson, manager of market development at NextGen Fiber Optics. "The use of air blown technology as a deployment of optical fibers is becoming more widespread."

In a MicroBlo system installation, empty tubes are initially installed to create the network framework. Very small, specially designed cables are then blown into the empty MicroDucts as greater capacity is needed to meet current network requirements. By installing sufficient MicroDucts during the initial deployment, network capacity is easily and economically expandable.

NextGen Fiber Optics L.L.C. (www.nextgenfiberoptics.com),
based in Dayville, CT, is a privately held joint venture between GenStone Acquisition Company, L.L.C. and General Cable. NextGen Fiber Optics manufactures optical fiber cables and produces other products for the telecommunications, original equipment manufacturer, electrical/data distributors and military/specialty markets.

General Cable, based in Highland Heights, KY, manufactures copper, aluminum and optical fiber wire and cable products. For more information visit www.GeneralCable.com.

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