CSD debuts fiber distribution hub

Feb. 19, 2020
Connectivity Solutions Direct has launched an outside plant cabinet and splitter solution for fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) deployments. Engineered to provide high fiber density in a ...

Connectivity Solutions Direct has launched an outside plant cabinet and splitter solution for fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) deployments. Engineered to provide high fiber density in a small footprint with cable management, the CSD solution is intended for both urban and rural service areas.

At the heart of the solution is the optical splitter module. The module contains the PLC device and the output adapters for a pay-as-you-grow design. The output adapters are numbered from bottom to top so that the next port is always on top, unobstructed from the previous connection. The adapter ports are angled downward to facilitate fiber cable management. The module can be mounted vertically in a cabinet or horizontally in a rack located in a central office.

The cabinet layout incorporates a 19-inch rack mount design, utilizing a vertical orientation to facilitate cable management. CSD's approach of terminating all the fibers and organizing them in a storage tray is intended to make it easy to find the desired connector and turn up service. The cabinet is based on a NEMA 4X design to withstand harsh environmental conditions.

The cabinet is designed with a total capacity of 9 RU to hold many combinations of optical devices and pass-throughs that are 1/2 RU each. The modules can hold optical splitters or xWDM modulators and can support either SC or LC connectors.

"Zoning restrictions and permitting delays are driving the demand for smaller, less visually objectionable cabinets in outside plant applications." said Brian Berdan, vice president of Product Management for CSD. "The challenge then is to provide density in a way that keeps the fiber organized and traceable. This solution is focused on doing just that."        

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