Wirewerks has introduced an addition to its NextSTEP Technology fiber management system ecosystem. The NextSTEP FLEX Moduleis a 12/24-fiber MPO-MPO factory terminated cable assembly. The module comes with up to 30 m of trunk cable spooled on an integrated reel for instant deployment. However, trunk cable lengths may be extended up to 500 m with use of the company’s Open Spool external cable reel.
The NextSTEP FLEX Modulescomprise three interchangeable, reusable components: the NextSTEP FLEX Module Base, the NextSTEP FLEX Module Reel, and the NextSTEP FLEX Module 24-port LC Distribution Cassette. The module is designed to enable rapid 12/24-fiber MPO-MPO trunk cable deployment with or without 12/24 LC/SC distribution ports. Technicians can unspool the factory-terminated MPO assembly from the integrated reel and snap MPO connectors together. The on-board trunk cable reel eliminates the need to measure exact lengths and then wait for cable fabrication and delivery, says Wirewerks. The design also eliminates slack management issues associated with ordering cable assemblies with a “just-in-case” length margin, the company adds.
The NextSTEP FLEX Module is fully compatible with all NextSTEP Patch Panels and Enclosures. Its integrated fiber management features enable proper cable routing, bend-radius, and strain-relief protection, the company says.
The NextSTEP FLEX Modules are available now from Wirewerks Authorized Distributors throughout North America.
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