High-Density Cabinets suit Fiber-To-The-X applications.

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NEMA-12 rated TICE-series wall-mount cabinets accommodate up to 144 fibers and employ dual hinged design that separates owner/client network segments. MDC-series wall- or rack-mount cabinets accommodate up to 216 fibers and offer design that may be configured for single or dual access applications. NEMA-4 rated Outside Plant enclosures accommodate up to 216 fibers within single- or dual-access cabinet and are offered in wall, pole, or pedestal mount options.

Original Press Release:

FONS Expands Customer Premise Equipment Product Offering and Launches New Outside Plant Product Line

A complete product suite of indoor and outdoor high-density cabinets ideal for Fiber-To-The-"X" applications

Northborough, MA - FONS Corporation, a leading provider of fiber connectivity products and solutions, has broadened and enhanced its CPE product offering in support of high-density applications. In addition, FONS has introduced its new family of Outside Plant (OSP) enclosures, a natural extension to the company's portfolio. FONS' enhanced CPE products and OSP product offering will be showcased at the National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (NFOEC) 2003 in Orlando, Florida, September 8-10 in FONS' booth no. 1303.

The company's new NEMA-12 rated TICE-series wall mount cabinets provide for increased protection from indoor contaminants and accommodate up to 144 fibers in a range of cabinet sizes. These cabinets feature a dual hinged design to ensure separation of owner/client network segments and maximize wall space utilization for both splicing and interconnection. The new MDC-series wall or rack mount cabinets accommodate up to 216 fibers and offer a unique design that provides the flexibility to configure the enclosures for either single or dual access applications. Both the TICE and MDC series products can also accommodate optical component modules allowing the units to house splitters, WDMS, filters and other optical components.

FONS' newly released OSP enclosures accommodate up to 216 fibers within a single or dual access cabinet and offer a variety of mounting arrangements including wall, pole or pedestal mount options. These NEMA-4 rated cabinets feature lightweight, heavy gauge aluminum welded construction for protection against harsh outdoor elements required to support outside plant environments. "Given our substantial expertise in fiber connectivity, management and optical component packaging, expanding our offering to include outside plant (OSP) and other FTTX products represents a natural product line extension", states Michael J. Noonan, President and CEO. "The addition of an OSP product offering further strengthens FONS position to serve the emerging access markets such as FTTH", continues Mr. Noonan.

All FONS products are available with Telcordia certified GR-326 connectors and cable assemblies. These pre-terminated products provide the highest quality termination solutions possible. These connectorized products are a by-product of continuous technical improvements and manufacturing excellence. For more information on FONS' connectorized products, visit FONS' booth no. 1303 at NFOEC, or attend NFOEC technical session #2, Tuesday at 1:30 for a presentation on "Continuous Improvement in Fiber Optic Cable Assembly". About FONS Corporation (www.fons.com www.fons.com/)

Founded in 1992, Fiber Optic Network Solutions (FONS) Corporation is a leader in passive optic technology and is distinguished as the first manufacturer in the industry to receive Telcordia Level 2 Certification to GR-326-CORE for a fiber optic cable assembly, representing the highest standard for optical assembly quality and reliability. FONS designs and manufactures a complete line of passive fiber optic components including connectors, cable assemblies, enclosures, frames, as well as fused and micro-optic technology based optical components and modules, for single-mode and multimode applications. Its broad range of products include cable assemblies, connectors, adapters, patch panels, attenuators, fiber distributing frames, wall mounted enclosures, as well as optical components including splitters, taps, WDMs and DWDMs.

More information about FONS is available at the company website: www.fons.com www.fons.com/

FONS Corporation

30 Forbes Road

Northboro, MA 01532

Company contact: Diane O'Keefe, Director Marketing Communications

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