ALTOS® Cables

ALTOS® Loose Tube Cables

ALTOS® Loose Tube Cables

Corning ALTOS® cables provide stable performance over a wide temperature range and are compatible with any telecommunications-grade optical fiber.

 

New Innovation

Change the Way You Install Outside Plant Cable

Change the Way You Install Outside Plant Cable

For nearly 30 years, installers have been using the same techniques to access outside plant cables:

  • Outer jacket must be opened with sharp tools, e.g. a hook blade
  • Ripcord required to strip jacket to the required length
  • Binders have to be removed

Did you know there’s a better way? Our FastAccess® technology — an innovative cable jacket design used to bind cable construction through the manufacturing process — will forever change the way you end-span access an outside plant cable. 

Our ALTOS® loose tube cable with FastAccess® technology:

  • Features an easy, peel-away cable jacket
  • Reduces access time on average by 50%
  • Lowers overall risk of harm to the installer and the fibers

Our ALTOS Loose Tube Cable with Binderless* FastAccess Technology:

  • Eliminates the use of binder yarns and  waterblocking tapes
  • Features craft-friendly, water-swellable materials  
  • Requires no cleanup

Best of all, this technology allows the installer to effectively peel the cable jacket away without the use of sharp tools, thereby reducing access time on average by 70% and dramatically reducing overall risk of harm to the installer or the fibers within the cable.

And there’s more. You typically need to cut binders multiple times to remove them from the cable, which can become a problem when the binders group together during prepping. Our design uses a thin, protective plastic sheath that comes off with the cable jacket.

ALTOS loose tube cables with binderless FastAccess technology—the performance, protection, and ruggedness you expect from our ALTOS cables, with additional technology to make your job easier.

*Corning's patented binderless FastAccess technology refers to the combination of a Corning FastAccess technology jacket with an innovative technology used to bind cable construction through the manufacturing process, eliminating the use of binder yarns and waterblocking tapes.

ALTOS Lite Loose Tube Cable with FastAccess Technology

Now, Corning is continuing the “Evolution of Easy'' by taking this cable technology even further. We’re pleased to announce the launch of our first armored cable utilizing FastAccess Technology and thin film core protection: ALTOS Lite Loose Tube Cables with FastAccess Technology. The overall cable design is similar to the dielectric version and gives you many of the same benefits. The major change is that we have eliminated the use of a ripcord to access the jacket and armor. Customers can use the FastAccess feature to remove the cable jacket and then simply pull the cable through the armor to access the cable core. This is possible because of the new thin film protection around the cable core that prevents any damage as the core is pulled through the armor. Then, easily remove the thin film with an easy-to-access ripcord. By utilizing this new access process, you can reduce cable access times by up to 60% with a less risky process that involves no sharp tools. As with the dielectric version, the waterblocking tape has been removed and replaced with equally effective waterblocking powder.

 

The Evolution of ALTOS Loose Tube Cable

*Corning's patented binderless FastAccess technology refers to the combination of a Corning FastAccess technology jacket with an innovative technology used to bind cable construction through the manufacturing process, eliminating the use of binder yarns and waterblocking tapes.

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