Corning Cable Systems adds new cabling option for FlexNAP Terminal Distribution System

JUNE 14, 2007 -- Corning Cable Systems has introduced its FlexNAP Terminal Distribution System with RPX Ribbon Cable.

JUNE 14, 2007 -- Corning Cable Systems (search for Corning Cable Cable Systems) has introduced its FlexNAP Terminal Distribution System with RPX Ribbon Cable. Featuring a rectangular, flat profile and reducing cable preparation time to less than one minute, RPX Cable further eases the deployment of fiber-to-the-x networks using Corning Cable Systems' FlexNAP Terminal Distribution System, the company says.

Corning Cable Systems' FlexNAP System uses optical fiber cables upon which network access points are pre-installed at customer-specified locations along the length of the cable. According to Corning Cable Systems, the system provides installation speeds up to 85 percent faster than traditional cable deployment methods and decreases the needed equipment, craft personnel, and overall cost of deploying FTTx networks. The system also offers superior reliability, with factory-spliced tap points prepared in a controlled environment and 100 percent tested, the company says.

The FlexNAP System is now available with RPX Cable, a gel-free ribbon cable designed to further simplify the installation process. The cable's flat profile can be used in both aerial and buried applications, and the slim design allows the FlexNAP System distribution cable, tap point, and tether to fit through 1.25-inch innerduct. The design reduces the cable size by up to 35 percent and its weight by up to 50 percent, resulting in lower shipping costs and a need for less manpower and equipment during deployment. In addition, it provides one-step fiber access, reducing cable preparation time to less than one minute, according to the vendor. The ribbon cable, available with up to 96 fibers, also offers the benefits and time savings of mass fusion splicing.

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