Optical Terminal Boxes suit indoor/outdoor FTTH applications.

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SlimBox(TM) premises optical terminals are compact, maintaining fiber storage and minimum bend radius, and install same way for both indoor and outdoor cabling boxes. Systems also integrate EZ-Bend® Indoor/Outdoor cable that helps install fiber to each unit. They are RoHS-compliant and also offer option of splice box or splice-and-connect option at each termination point.



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OFS Displays SlimBox(TM) Compact Unit at 2010 FTTH Conference



One box can work for both indoor and outdoor FTTH applications

LAS VEGAS - FTTH Conference, Booth 220 - OFS, designer, manufacturer and supplier of leading edge fiber optic network products is unveiling today the new SlimBox(TM) compact unit line of premises optical terminals, which expands the offering of OFS' FOX Solution(TM) to homes and Multiple Dwelling Unit (MDU) deployments, can speed fiber installation, and can reduce both space and labor cost.

The OFS SlimBox compact unit offers installers a simplified, streamlined inventory solution through same equipment and installation procedures for both indoor and outdoor cabling boxes and the option of a splice box or splice-and-connect option at each termination point. This differs from existing options that require different hardware for outdoor and indoor applications. Further, the SlimBox series of products are less obtrusive than other home box solutions offering an aesthetic homeowner benefit.

"Most existing MDU deployments are labor-intensive and require a large inventory of hardware, driving material inventory," said Linda Dembowski, General Manager, Optical Connectivity Solutions. "OFS' SlimBox line of premises optical terminals integrates our EZ-Bend® Indoor/Outdoor cable introducing a new technology that can help our customers install fiber to each unit quickly, and as a result, provide service faster.

SlimBox Solution Product benefits:

- Ease of Installation

- Compact size saves space while maintaining fiber storage and minimum bend radius

- RoHS Compliant

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, 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.

For more information, please visit www.ofsoptics.com.

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