Cable Technology Feature Article
October 17, 2008
ADC Speeds Deployments with Expanded OmniReach FTTX Product Suite
By Anuradha Shukla, TMCnet Contributor
ADC, which provides the connections for wireline, wireless, cable, broadcast, and enterprise networks around the world, has expanded its OmniReach FTTX product suite. The company now offers more high-quality, cost-effective solutions for accelerating business and residential broadband network deployments.
ADC’s new launches: the NCX-XBA Cross Box Add-on, ComProtect Building Entrance Terminal (BET), LSX 288-Panel and Multiport Service Terminal (MST) Demarcation Shield are designed to improve FTTX deployment efficiencies. These products are expected to enable carriers better meet and manage mounting bandwidth demands.
The OmniReach NCX-XBA Cross Box Add-On can increase network capacity with minimal service interruptions for carriers looking for another option to traditional xDSL deployments at the cross connect cabinet. The solution helps carriers to save time and money from having to retrofit or re-skin a cross box as it simply attaches to the end of a cross connect cabinet.
The OmniReach ComProtect BET is fully compliant to UL and Telcordia (News - Alert) specifications, allowing network installers to preserve cable plant and equipment from voltage surges and spikes. This lightweight and compact solution offers high-density primary protection for both indoor and outdoor applications.
The LSX 288-Panel is a highly dense cable management solution, which helps service providers to deal with bandwidth demands without worrying about CAPEX costs. According to ADC, LSX 288-Panel can be preterminated with intrafacility or outside plant cable or it can be configured to terminate and splice.
The MST Demarcation Shield enables installers to mount an MST at the ground working height level without exposing the fiber optic connections.
Jack Field, vice president of product management of Global Connectivity Solutions for ADC explained that carriers are facing the realities of diminishing network space and considering broadband network upgrades to accommodate more bandwidth-heavy applications like IPTV (News - Alert). Therefore there is a greater need for flexible and future-proof solutions that can withstand these network demands.
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Anuradha Shukla is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anuradha’s article, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Stefania Viscusi