Leading fiber optic product supplier OFS, which is owned by Furukawa Group introduces three new Fiber in the Home Products – the InvisiLight® Drop Solution, the SlimBoxTM Wall Plate, and an ultra-compact 80 x 80 Module for the InvisiLight Indoor Living Unit (ILU) Solution. The transparent indoor cabling solution adds aesthetic value to the interior.
Broadband service providers install optical fibers not just to the home but also inside the home to reach indoor Optical Network Terminals (ONTs). The indoor installation poses certain challenges for service providers that should be addressed by offering fast, low skill installation. Indoor wiring becomes more attractive if it blends into the customer’s décor. In order to address these needs, OFS launches three new compact solutions for the living unit.
In a press release, OFS says, the new InvisiLight Drop Solution enables a service provider to make a seamless transition from its EZ-Bend® rugged outdoor cable to the InvisiLight ILU Solution. It offers a faster, virtually invisible way to extend OFS EZ-Bend drop cable from outside to inside the living unit by eliminating the demarcation point, for a more efficient overall installation. The installer simply removes a length of the EZ-Bend drop cable’s outer jacket to expose the InvisiLight fiber inside, then uses the existing patented InvisiLight installation process to reach a wall outlet or wall mount ONT.
To terminate and connect the fiber to a desktop ONT, an installer can use the SlimBox Wall Plate. This discreet new wall plate serves as an indoor wall-mounted fiber termination point for up to two factory or field-connectorized drops or spliced pigtails. It is compatible with common wall electrical boxes and offers flexible fiber routing options with access ports on the top, bottom and through the back of the module.
The new 80×80 (mm) Module is a 70% smaller version of the popular InvisiLight adapter module. It can hold a new smaller spool with up to 40 meters of fiber with a variety of spool options. OFS also supports a range of shuttered adapters. The new module is offered as part of a complete kit for the InvisiLight ILU Solutions.
OFS will present the InvisiLight Drop Solution, SlimBox Wall Plate and 80 x 80 InvisiLight Module at the OFS booth, 306, at FTTH Connect conference June 13 -15, Gaylord Opryland, Nashville, Tennessee.