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TE Connectivity unveils FACT optical distribution system

At the FTTH Conference 2015 in Warsaw TE launched its FACT optical distribution frame (ODF) system.

The FACT system is designed to enable faster and easier installation in a high-density environment, the vendor says.

The tool-less system has a high level of modularity to guarantee easy migration to new connectivity platforms and expansion within existing central office sites.

In central office or point-of-presence applications, FACT meets all the requirements for a high-density, manageable system, including:

  • Open platform approach supporting easy migration to new, innovative technology platforms.
  • Tool-less plug-and-play installation, eliminating all fibre movement when accessing connectors to ensure superior optical performance.
  • Guaranteed access to each individual connector, regardless of the cabling routing used.

For the outside plant, TE also exhibited its latest fibre enclosures featuring both spliced and hardened connectorised technologies. The company also showed its new family of floor boxes and a fast, nearly invisible way of installing fibre cable in a living unit for the customer premises.

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