OFS has expanded its line of rollable ribbon cables with the R-Pack Rollable Ribbon (RR) Backbone Cable. Available with 24, 48 and 72 fiber counts, the R-Pack RR Backbone Cable targets horizontal backbone applications and NFPA 202 requirements. OFS sees the fiber-optic cable as applicable to data center, central office, and fiber-to-the-business (FTTB) fiber networks.
As the name implies, OFS’s rollable ribbon is an example of next-generation cabling of multiple fibers in a space-saving format (see “Rolling in Fiber”). The fiber-optic cables have seen their first applications in fiber to the premises (FTTP) deployments. OFS is now expanding the technology’s application space. The R-Pack Rollable Ribbon cable complies with Telcordia GR-409 standards for horizontal backbone applications, OFS asserts.
"This unique cable design combines plenum-rated materials with OFS rollable ribbons," OFS Premises Cable Product Manager Dan Hendrickson stated. "The result is a cable that literally doubles the available fiber density in a highly compact, robust cable that helps customers to substantially improve cable routing and save on space in demanding and congested pathways."
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