Fiber cabling system targets MDU installation

Prysmian (www.prysmian.com) has unveiled its VertiCasa cabling system, designed for bringing optical fiber directly into high-rise apartments and office buildings.

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Prysmian (www.prysmian.com) has unveiled its VertiCasa cabling system, designed for bringing optical fiber directly into high-rise apartments and office buildings.

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Prysmian's VertiCasa cabling system for multi-dwelling unit installations is built around a proprietary fiber riser cable, from which long lengths of fiber can be extracted.
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The system is designed to provide a flexible means of connecting users in a multiple dwelling unit (MDU), whether for new buildings or retro-fitting to existing buildings. Prysmian saysVertiCasa is built around a proprietary riser cable, from which long lengths of fiber can be extracted. Fibers are removed through small breakout windows in the riser cable using a patented access method. According to the company, this allows the riser cable to be installed without slack loops, and requires minimal space for fiber access, fiber routing in the vertical riser, and horizontal connections. Extractedfibers can be routed directly to individual MDU users without the need forintermediate splices.

The VertiCasa system will include pre-connectorized MDU cables and components, designed to provide more efficient installations and reduce labor costs.Also featured are a full spectrum of bend-tolerant fibers, including Prysmian's CasaLight Xtreme fiber, which can be used for bend radii as small as 5 mm.VertiCasa drop cables containing CasaLight Xtreme have been designed to withstand sharp 90º bends under tensionand installation with staple guns.


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