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OFS InvisiLight MDU Solution targets multiple dwelling units

OFS has announced the commercial availability of its new InvisiLight MDU Solution, offering virtually invisible and faster fibre routing inside residential and business multiple dwelling units (MDUs). This product will be offered as part of the InvisiLight Optical Solutions portfolio.

The InvisiLight MDU Solution complements OFS’ successful InvisiLight Indoor Living Unit (ILU) Solution to provide a complete approach to in-building fibre deployment that can help accelerate the adoption of fibre-optic services through faster, lower cost, and virtually invisible installation. These benefits, in turn, can result in higher subscriber acceptance and take rates, greater profitability and faster times to revenue for service providers.

FTTH service providers often deploy compact optical network terminals (ONTs) deep into subscribers’ homes to facilitate in-home networking. However, some customers cancel service orders when they learn that the installation requires unsightly conventional optical cables. In addition, tight spaces, corners, and existing architecture can make deploying fibre difficult. The InvisiLight Optical Solutions portfolio was designed to help meet these specific challenges.

With the InvisiLight ILU Solution, the installer uses an innovative yet simple process to adhere a 0.9-mm diameter optical fibre into crevices along ceilings and walls or mouldings and walls. In this way, the product offers a safe, protected optical fibre link that blends seamlessly into the home, is virtually invisible to the eye and installed without disruption to the homeowner or décor.

The InvisiLight MDU Solution helps meet the often difficult and expensive challenge of deploying fibre in hallways and between floors of existing buildings. This product consists of a fast, easy–to-install and practically invisible 12-fiber optical unit that can be surface mounted in hallways, on the exterior of each apartment or office and between floors to connect subscribers to ultra-high speed services.

“Service providers want fast, repeatable in-building fibre installation that is accepted by their customers,” stated John George, OFS director of solution and professional services. “With the InvisiLight MDU Solution, our customers can now enjoy an easy-to-install, cost-effective and virtually invisible fibre solution to reach living units and connect subscribers.”

OFS’ EZ-Bend optical fibre enables these products to conform to the contours and many corners in a residence with negligible signal loss.

 

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