Charles Industries to introduce FTTx fiber pedestals at Globalcomm

May 31, 2006 Rolling Meadows, IL -- The Telecommunications Group of Charles Industries, today announced a new addition to its fiber distribution pedestal portfolio, the BDO-ET series. The BDO-ET series of fiber pedestals is designed to house and protect sealed fiber terminal blocks and pre-connectorized fiber-optic service drops in FTTx deployments.

May 31, 2006 Rolling Meadows, IL -- The Telecommunications Group of Charles Industries, today announced a new addition to its fiber distribution pedestal portfolio, the BDO-ET series. The BDO-ET series of fiber pedestals is designed to house and protect sealed fiber terminal blocks and pre-connectorized fiber-optic service drops in FTTx deployments.

BDO-ET fiber pedestals offer what the company claims is superior environmental protection of fiber access points in a craft-friendly, above-grade enclosure. Their non-metallic design protects fiber terminals and drops from floods, fires, tampering, wind-blown dust and debris. Internal bracketry allows technicians to mount up to two 4-port, 6-port, or 8-port sealed fiber terminal blocks or one 12-port block.

"Many service providers have embraced pre-connectorization in their FTTx architectures due to its ease of use and speed of deployment," notes Dick Hood, vice president of Charles Industries' Outside Plant Business Unit. "Charles BDO-ET Fiber Pedestals fill these providers' need for a cost-effective, craft-friendly solution to protecting pre-connectorized fiber terminals and drops in the outside plant."

BDO-ET fiber pedestals come equipped with a terminal mounting plate optimized to mount Corning OptiSheath Advantage MultiPort Terminals. BDO-ET mounting plates also are universally compatible with other manufacturers' sealed fiber terminals. A BDO-ETS option includes a built-in fiber splice tray holder attached to the terminal mounting plate. A low-profile BDO-ETLP version also is available. All models are included on the RDUP (formerly RUS) accepted list of buried plant housings.

Charles Industries will unveil the BDO-ET series of fiber pedestals at GLOBALCOMM 2006 next week in Chicago.

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