March 23, 2006 Minneapolis, MN -- Extending the company's OmniReach portfolio of FTTX infrastructure products, ADC launched its OmniReach Multiple Dwelling Unit (MDU) product line. With pre-terminated enclosures, the MDU products are designed to enable easy addition of distribution nodes to FTTX networks, for reduced installation time and long-term maintenance costs, as well as improved system reliability, according to the company.
"Our new MDU solutions provide high performance interconnection of fiber cables and equipment for apartments, condominiums, town homes, and campuses," says Tom Kampf, vice president of FTTX solutions for ADC.
The company says the MDU products address the "last mile" of the network, serving as the demarcation point for electronics and home wiring where end users are connected in densely populated MDU applications. The products include fiber distribution cabinets, distribution terminals, and drop cables, supporting both high and low fiber counts and featuring compact enclosures designed to support both indoor and outdoor applications.
The OmniReach fiber distribution cabinets are available in pole or pad mount arrangements for outdoor applications, as well as in rack, wall, and pedestal mount arrangements for indoor applications. The cabinets are designed for strategic placement in an FTTX network or within an access point in larger MDU structures to facilitate service connection to the MDU.
The OmniReach distribution terminals come in models designed for indoor and outdoor use in small- to medium-sized MDU applications and are used to provide rapid subscriber connection via hardened or non-hardened interfaces from a distribution cable or drop cable connecting to an optical network terminal (ONT). The environmentally hardened Omnireach drop cables are designed to enable rapid "factory quality" connection to an MDU.
"Like our other OmniReach products, the new MDU solutions help to allow service providers to complete FTTX network installation, maintenance, and change outs quickly and easily, with minimal disruption and cost, and increased reliability," concludes Kampf.