Emerson launches FDH compact series

OCTOBER 1, 2007 -- Utilizing 1x32 splitter modules, these high-density, lower port count FDH products allow for smaller and more cost-effective deployment of fiber distribution hubs when compared to the conventional FDH cabinets, say company representatives.

OCTOBER 1, 2007 -- Emerson Network Power (search for Emerson Network Power) today announced the addition of the NetSpan FDH Compact Series to its outside plant lineup at the 2007 FTTH Conference, held this week in Orlando, FL.

This compact fiber distribution cabinet provides connections for fiber-optic cables and passive optical splitters in FTTx applications and is an extension of the recently launched FDH cabinets, says the company. Emerson says its fiber cross-connect products have evolved into this new Compact Series that can be mounted to a ProFORM pedestal. The complete family of NetSpan FDH Solutions is ideal as a Local Convergence Point for aggregation in a centralized splitting Passive Optical Network (PON) FTTx architecture.

A 72-port FDH Compact Series is available in the ProFORM 10. The ProFORM 12 houses 96 and 144-port configurations. Utilizing 1x32 splitter modules, these high-density, lower port count FDH products allow for smaller and more cost-effective deployment of fiber distribution hubs when compared to the conventional FDH cabinets, say company representatives.

"One of the key features of the NetSpan Compact FDH Series is its flexibility," contends George Wakileh, outside plant director of technology and new product development for Emerson Network Power. "With its compatibility between GPON, BPON, and EPON standards, backwards and forwards compatibility to different network architectures, and its use in both single family residential and MDU environments, telco providers now have access to one fiber distribution solution that serves multiple applications," he says.

The smaller distribution count available in the NetSpan FDH Compact Series allows for deployment deeper into the network and is ideal for MDU applications, says the company. When deployed in a pedestal, it is buried directly in the ground, thereby eliminating the normal costs associated with a concrete pad. Providers also benefit from the pedestals' flood-poof feature.

According to the company, the NetSpan FDH Compact Series includes the following features:

  • FDH enclosure allows for flexible mounting options, including pedestal (flood proof), pad, pole, vault, or wall (indoor or outdoor)
  • Lower deployment cost by not having a separate closure/cabinet to splice the FDH cables
  • Accommodates high-density, high performance 1x32, 1x16, 1x8, 2x32 & 2x16 modular optical GR1221-1209 PLC splitters
  • Splitter modules have pre-parked jumpers
  • Available in 72, 96 & 144 fiber distribution configurations
  • Complete fiber management with radius limiting spools
  • Self-intuitive fiber routing
  • GR326 compliant termination

    The NetSpan Integrated Solutions will be on display at the Emerson Network Power Booth, #400, at the 2007 FTTH Conference held this week in Orlando, FL.


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