August 8, 2006 Cleveland, OH -- Preformed Line Products (PLP) has supplied a variety of fiber-optic closures for use in the construction of a fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) network in Philippi, WV. Among the PLP products currently in use is the new COYOTE Terminal Closure, which was designed to satisfy a variety of application requirements for splicing into distribution cable and making drop cable connections in FTTP outside plant network applications.
Cable Constructors Inc. (CCI) selected PLP's COYOTE Closures for installation in the network. "We have worked with PLP for a number of years, and they have always provided a reliable closure product," notes Tony Higgins of CCI.
The COYOTE Terminal Closure is available in two versions. The single-chamber version features a single standard hinged cover incorporating up to nine hardened adapters. Once the pigtails from the adapters are spliced to the distribution cable, drop cable connections are made externally, eliminating the need to open the hermetically sealed compartment.
The dual-chamber version features dual-hinged covers with separate compartments for distribution cable splicing and for drop cable installation. The drop chamber accommodates up to 16 drop cables. The dual-chamber version also can be factory configured with up to 18 hardened adapters for quick and easy add/drop capability.
As part of the COYOTE family, the closures are made of resilient thermoplastic resin to ensure performance in demanding FTTP outside plant environments, say company representatives, who note that the innovative, easy-to-use end plate design further simplifies the installation process. The technician simply removes the required knockouts and seals the cables with either the PLP Gel Sealant System or one of the standard grommets offered. Closures are re-enterable without additional parts or costly re-entry kits. They are tested in accordance with Telecordia GR-771-CORE and TR-TSY-000949 requirements. Pigtails and feed-thru adaptors meet GR-326-CORE requirements.