3M's Newest Connectivity Solutions Bring Expanded Options for Building Contractors at BICSI Winter 2015

ORLANDO, Fla. – BICSI Winter Conference and Exhibition, Booth #529 - 3M continues to simplify tools for telecommunications consultants in the building industry. From modular systems to no-gel, no-splice connectors, the newest solutions on display at BICSI Winter 2015 help contractors connect more subscribers and get to fiber faster.

3M recently expanded its line of no splice, no gel, no adhesive Crimplok+ connectors to now include two connectors for use with singlemode jacketed cable from 1.6 to 3.0 mm. These SC compatible connectors join the 5 existing Crimplok+ connectors for 250 um and 900 um singlemode and multimode fiber that can reduce equipment costs and save on labor compared to the common field-installation method of fusion splicing.

Communications service providers deploying to multi-tenant buildings now have the ability to double the pair count within their existing footprint while potentially improving signal integrity for in-building copper networks. The new 3M™ Integrated Protection Terminal (IPT) 4588 incorporates the 3M Quick Connect System (QCS) 2814 to create an indoor building entrance terminal (BET) offering twice the density of today's typical terminal while helping achieve the improved signal integrity required by advanced DSL technologies, such as VDSL2 vectoring.

These two new products join a portfolio of solutions designed to help make building infrastructure easier to install, more reliable and more efficient.

Additional products on display at BICSI Winter 2015 include:

• Future-ready fiber-to-the-desktop Passive Optical LAN technology. A POL system can save up to 70 percent on equipment and infrastructure, up to 80 percent on power costs and up to 90 percent on space and material requirements.

• 3M Easy Cleaver, this blade-free 3M fiber cleaving tool enables simple installation and lower up-front cost when terminating all 3M flat-cleave field-installable connectors and splices.

• 3M Fire Barrier Rated Foam FIP 1-Step - a breakthrough foam that is UL Listed for a broad range of applications and meets the International Building Code for passive fire protection. The new product is 3X faster and eliminates itchy mineral wool, tedious bricks and pillows, and runny, ineffective foams.

• 3M manufacturers a variety of advanced security products including biometric and RFID access control solutions, time and attendance devices, document readers, as well as, Automatic License Plate Recognition systems.

For more than 50 years, products from 3M have formed the backbone of the telecommunications industry. Global customers have come to rely on 3M quality to connect and protect their infrastructure. As a network of networks, the 3M Communication Markets Division connects smart grids to smart phones, wind farms to server farms, greenfield to brownfield and wireline to wireless. Today, 3M is taking fiber further, moving mobility forward and maximizing networks - from xDSL and FTTN to the enterprise.

About 3M 3M is a science-based company with a culture of creative collaboration that inspires powerful technologies, making life better. With $32 billion in sales, 3M employs 90,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 70 countries. For more information, visit www.3M.com.


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