OFS has used Fiber Connect 2019 in Orlando, FL, to launch its Fortex 2DT Loose Tube Fiber Optic Cable. The newest member of the Fortex DT line of gel-free cables features the customer’s choice of the company’s AllWave+, AllWave FLEX, or AllWave FLEX+ 200 Micron Single-Mode Fiber.
The Fortex 2DT Cable uses the 200-micron single-mode fiber in a fully rated Telcordia GR-20 design. The result is a reduction in cable diameter of up to 18% and area of up to 32%, OFS asserts. The cable is available in single jacket, light armor, and armored formats with fiber counts as high as 288 fibers.
The improvement in fiber density enables more efficient use of network pathways, the company points out. OFS says the smaller, more lightweight cable can save costs by enabling installation over greater distances between handholes in underground use cases, lighter loads on poles in aerial installations, and more cable per reel, which the company says reduces shipping costs and the number of splice points. In all use cases, the Fortex 2DT fiber cable also should reduce preparation and splicing time as well as the need for cleaning chemicals in the field.
OFS will display the Fortex 2DT Fiber Optic Cable as well as other elements of its fiber broadband product line in Booth 1401 at Fiber Connect 2019.
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