Datwyler offers turnkey fiber-optic distribution stations

Jul 3rd, 2012

Datwyler has targeted a line of turnkey fiber-optic distribution stations at municipal utilities, power supply companies, and city carriers. Such network operators can receive reliable points of presence (PoPs) with the features they require from a single source, equipped with all the necessary technical facilities and systems, Datwyler says.

The company says it makes the PoPs in collaboration with certified specialist partner companies. Once produced, the fully equipped stations are transported to the site and set up. The operator can then immediately start terminating fiber-optic links, Datwyler says. Use of the turnkey PoPs avoids coordination work and delays often associated with FTTx and TC projects when several installers or suppliers are present, the company points out. Datwyler also can perform on-site splicing work upon request.

The distribution stations are made from concrete and come in different sizes, depending on the number of connections needed. The exterior facades are individually designed to blend in with the respective site environment.

The technical equipment comprises optical distribution frames (ODF) as required, with pre-assembled patch panels and pigtails if requested, in addition to lighting and emergency lighting; various safety devices such as access control, alarm system, and fire extinguishing system; and an air conditioning unit. The scope of supply also includes the electrical installation with an emergency power system, an electrical distribution panel, a static uninterruptable power supply (UPS) with backup battery, together with cable runs and/or cable routing ducts.

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