R&M’s expanded splice closure family addresses high-density FTTH deployments

June 20, 2024
The new platforms offer modular trays for splitters, single fiber, and ribbon fiber splices.

Service providers need flexibility as they scale their fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) networks. R&M has responded to this issue with its new distribution splice closures, which feature high fiber density for variable broadband expansion. 

The new FO distribution splice closures SYNO S series and ZOONA STP12 are high-density models in the S series that complement the product line. These platforms offer what R&M claims are two to three times the fiber capacity of conventional distribution splice closures for FTTH connections.

R&M’s new SYNO S-400HD accommodates 2,304 ribbon fibers and 384 single-fiber splices. The fundamental model is the SYNO S-500HD with a capacity of 3,456 ribbon fiber and 576 single fiber splices in a 25×70-centimeter housing.

A vital element of the new splice closures is FTTH connection flexibility. Fiber technicians can also configure the splice closures on-site as required. Each tray can be equipped with holders for single fiber or ribbon fiber splices or splitters. The segmented cable entry bays with SYNO gel seals are also freely configurable.

Further, FTTH providers can implement various topologies and applications with a single system. A provider can plan the network with different cable types to suit the premises. In the future, cabling can be densified or changed quickly on demand, as the splice closures can be opened in just a few simple steps. 

R&M is also offering capabilities to address last-mile outdoor splicing environments with its ZOONA STP12. This platform can accommodate 144 single fiber splices. Service providers can use the ZOONA splice closures in masts, facades, niches, and shafts. The ZOONA144 is a cost-efficient solution for gradually expanding or quickly increasing the density of the FO infrastructure at the last mile for customers.

Technicians can prepare the splice closures for installation within minutes without special tools and specialist training.

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