ADC intros Gas Discharge Tube module for FTTN circuit protection

JULY 2, 2007 � ADC has announced the availability of a new ComProtect Gas Discharge Tube (GDT) module designed to provide protection for fiber-to-the-node (FTTN) network elements against over-voltage surges.

JULY 2, 2007 -- ADC (search for ADC) has announced the availability of a new ComProtect Gas Discharge Tube (GDT) module designed to provide protection for fiber-to-the-node (FTTN) network elements against over-voltage surges. The GDT ComProtect module, a next-generation offering of ADC's Solid-State ComProtect module, is designed to future-proof broadband networks by supporting up to VDSL2 frequency levels, and is the latest addition to ADC's line of OmniReach fiber-to-the-x (FTTX) products.

ADC's GDT ComProtect module, when combined with ADC's LSA-PLUS Series 2 termination blocks, is a high-density system designed to increase the pair capacity that can be supported in outside plant (OSP) cabinets. Service providers are able to realize a 50 percent space savings over traditional approaches because protection and cross connection occupy the same footprint in the cabinet, ADC claims. By reducing the number of connection points, the GDT ComProtect system is able to improve technician productivity and reduce network failure frequency rates. The company adds. Further savings are realized when migrating from ADSL2+ to VDSL2 because cabinet connectivity and protection are preserved by exchanging the Solid-State ComProtect for the GDT ComProtect module.

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