Fiber Distribution Cabinet suits FTTX splitter applications.

Press Release Summary:

Serving up to 432 homes, Model 432 FDC combines fiber routing management with DirectConnect splitter, which allows incremental usage of splitters to minimize congestion while accommodating grow-as-you-go buildout. Unit can be fitted with SC or LC/APC connectors on splitter leads, and uses bend-optimized AllWave® FLEX Zero Water Peak fiber to minimize bending loss. Constructed of aluminum with powder coat paint, cabinet has front/rear access doors, rear cable storage vault, and pad mounting skirt.

Original Press Release:

OFS Introduces 432 Fiber Distribution Cabinet

High Density Cabinet Designed for FTTX Splitter Applications

CINCINNATI, -- OSP EXPO, Booth 919 - OFS, a leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of innovative fiber optic network products, has introduced a new 432 fiber distribution cabinet (FDC) at the 2011 OSP EXPO this week in Cincinnati, Ohio. The 432 FDC continues OFS' cabinet architecture strategy of compact size, easy provisioning and slack management for rapid deployment.

"Listening to the requests of our project market customers, we designed this high density FDC to serve up to 432 homes, a good capacity for MDUs, townhome complexes, new community developments and overbuilds," said Linda Dembowski, General Manager Optical Connectivity Solutions. "OFS continually looks for ways to help customers more cost effectively implement FTTX passive optical networks (PON) initiatives with unique designs to minimize fiber routing congestion and increase speed of deployment."

This new FDC combines simplified fiber routing management with OFS' DirectConnect splitter which allows incremental usage of splitters to reduce congestion while accommodating a "grow as you go" buildout. The 432 FDC can be fitted with either SC or LC/ APC connectors on the splitter leads, and uses OFS' bend-optimized AllWave® FLEX Zero Water Peak (ZWP) fiber to minimize bending loss. Additionally, the FDC can be ordered with an optional patch panel to enable easy provisioning of up to 10 customers requiring dedicated point to point connections.

Cabinet Attributes:

-- Easy-to-remove swing-out equipment mounting frame

-- Front access door and rear access panel (can be padlocked for security)

-- Rear cable storage vault eliminates underground vault and closure

-- Pad mounting skirt for easy installation

-- Removable rear panel allows the cabinet to slide over conduit, facilitating installation

-- Rugged aluminum construction and powder coat paint for long life cycle

-- Designed for National Electrical Manufacturing Association (NEMA4) protection

-- Pole and Pad mountable

About OFS

OFS is a world-leading designer, manufacturer and provider of optical fiber, optical fiber cable, FTTX, optical connectivity and specialty photonics products. Our manufacturing and research divisions work together to provide innovative products and solutions that traverse many different applications as they link people and machines worldwide. Between continents, between cities, around neighborhoods, and into homes and businesses of digital consumers we provide the right optical fiber, optical cable and components for efficient, cost-effective transmission.

OFS' corporate lineage dates back to 1876 and includes technology powerhouses such as AT&T and Lucent Technologies (now Alcatel-Lucent). Today, OFS is owned by Furukawa Electric Company Ltd. a multi-billion dollar global leader in optical communications.

Headquartered in Norcross (near Atlanta) Georgia, U.S., OFS is a global provider with facilities in Avon, Connecticut; Carrollton, Georgia; Somerset, New Jersey; and Sturbridge, Massachusetts, as well as in Denmark, Germany and Russia.

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