Emtelle reveals HomeConnect for internal and external use
Emtelle’s latest launch, HomeConnect is a pre-connectorised cabling system that can be installed for both internal and external use to allow time and cost savings to fibre operators.
Designed to provide a quick and easy one-stop-solution for internal/external drop cable installations, the small and flexible cable features a 3mm Low Fire Hazard (LFH) sheath for internal use which is covered by a slide-able and adjustable 5mm PE sheath for external use.
Available with a pre-terminated with an LC or SC connector at the house end, HomeConnect aims to reduce the specialist skills and tools required by operators deploying Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) connections, cutting the time and cost of installations. It is available in lengths of 5m, 20m, 30m and 50m, as well as a variety of external colours. It is deployed at the internal customer connection point where the connectorised end (LC or SC connector) is simply plugged into, from which the polyethylene outer sheath is adjusted to expose enough LFH tube to route internally to the customer lead in point.
The product is then pushed through the lead-in point to the outside of the building where the sheath changes over from LFH to polyethylene. The external customer lead-in kit at the building completes the Emtelle HomeConnect solution with capping, cable guard, a wall plate or the customer connection enclosure all protecting the cable through its transition from internal to external use. Finally, the lead to the external splice point where the customer is connected to the external fibre network.
Jamie McGee, product specialist at Emtelle commented: ‘As bandwidth-hungry applications become common place in homes and businesses, consumers’ appetites for full fibre are growing, putting increasing pressure on operators for which fibre deployments can be expensive and time-consuming. This is exactly why we have developed Emtelle HomeConnect – to take away the complexity of fibre installations and ensure operators can get fibre as close as possible to the point of consumption easily and cost-effectively, using this all-in-one solution.’