Corning Optical Communications LLC, part of Corning Incorporated’s (NYSE:GLW) Telecommunications segment, introduces its RPDpass® Indoor Multidwelling Unit (MDU) Solution. Designed for quick connection of riser segments and drop cables in medium- and large-sized MDUs, the solution includes components that give customers maximum configurability, while increasing deployment velocity.
The RPDpass Indoor MDU Solution uses an MTP® Connector-enabled riser segment to connect the main distribution terminal and floor distribution terminals. Innovative storage capabilities, either in the basement- or floor-distribution hardware, allow for a complete plug-and-play approach without cable slack storage concerns. Either MTP or single-fiber SC connectivity inside the floor distribution allows cost-effective routing of the final drop cable to each end customer.
The RPDpass MDU Solution includes several new components designed specifically for the MDU environment:
- RPDpass Indoor Drop Cable Assemblies consist of six, eight or 12 individually color-coded and numbered 1.65 mm interconnect cables helically stranded in an easy-access connectorized bundle. Once in place, individual drop cables can be easily accessed for separate service drops to the apartment optical network unit.
- RPDpass Indoor Riser Cables are available in 12- or 24-fiber cables with connector combinations of six, eight or 12 at the floor level. Low-loss MTP Connectors ensure minimal impact to link-loss budgets. The cable can be shipped on a collapsible reel that integrates into the distribution terminal for simple slack storage.
- The OptiSheath Riser Distribution Terminal features interchangeable panels and modules for flexibility within the MDU. MTP panels and MTP/SC modules allow for 36- and 24-fiber capacity, respectively. Once the riser assemblies are deployed, the distribution terminal contains an innovative storage option for the slack cable.
- The OptiTect Indoor CE Cabinet provides splitting and fiber management for up to 288 fibers. With multiple mounting options and the option of MTP connectivity, the indoor cabinet offers various configuration options and accepts both LS and Gen III splitter modules.
The new solution will be on display in Corning Optical Communications’ exhibit (booth #103) at the FTTH Conference & Expo, Sept. 23-27, in Dallas.
For additional information on Corning Optical Communications products and services, contact a customer care representative at 1-800-743-2675, toll free in the United States; or (+1) 828-901-5000, international; or visit the website at www.corning.com/opcomm.
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Corning Incorporated (www.corning.com) is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics. Drawing on more than 160 years of materials science and process engineering knowledge, Corning creates and makes keystone components that enable high-technology systems for consumer electronics, mobile emissions control, telecommunications and life sciences. Our products include glass substrates for LCD televisions, computer monitors and laptops; ceramic substrates and filters for mobile emission control systems; optical fiber, cable, hardware & equipment for telecommunications networks; optical biosensors for drug discovery; and other advanced optics and specialty glass solutions for a number of industries including semiconductor, aerospace, defense, astronomy and metrology.
Ann S. Nicholson