ADC announces reduced bend radius MDU drop cables

JANUARY 29, 2008 -- ADC says its new OmniReach cables provide improved performance, increased flexibility, and maximum durability for MDU deployments.

JANUARY 29, 2008 -- ADC (search for ADC) today announced the immediate availability of its OmniReach reduced bend radius multiple dwelling unit (MDU) drop cables, ideal for fiber-to-the-premises (search for FTTP) applications.

According to the company, OmniReach reduced bend radius 3-mm MDU drop cables can be bent at a smaller radius than traditional fiber, providing long-term reliability through improved insertion loss (IL) performance for 90-degree bend locations found in MDU environments.

The new MDU cables allow for an extremely tight bend radius without compromising the attenuation characteristics of the cable, say company representatives. In addition, the cables deliver the performance required in a typical MDU environment without the higher expense of alternative products designed for MDU applications. Developed with high-quality fiber and the company's proprietary "military-grade" cabling technology, the OmniReach MDU cables' ruggedized 3-mm indoor/outdoor cable jacket provides users with additional flexibility and maximum durability while maintaining optimum network performance, says ADC.

The 3-mm cables are also designed for easy deployment. Through the use of standard cabling staples for installation strain relief, technicians are able to quickly secure cables to most surfaces and around tight corners without compromising IL performance, note company representatives. These features provide for fast service turn-up and lower installation costs, particularly given the large number of 90-degree turn applications found in most MDU environments.

"With FTTP network deployments accelerating in major metropolitan areas around the world, there is an increasing need for solutions that address the unique challenges of multiple dwelling unit applications," reports Jaxon Lang, vice president of Global Connectivity Solutions Americas for ADC. "ADC's OmniReach reduced bend radius drop cables' deliver superior performance in the most demanding of routing applications, enabling the delivery of fast, reliable service to our customers' MDU subscribers."

ADC's OmniReach reduced bend radius MDU Drop cables are available in various configurations, including indoor/outdoor, riser, and plenum cable types, and can be deployed in all types of MDU building environments.


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