2014-02-13 08:42:40 - New high density platform supports up to 1728 splice connections in single outdoor distributor; Solution key to expansion of FTTH networks in region
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - 13 February, 2014 - Fiber optic cabling is the backbone of the high performance broadband networks being deployed by telecom and network operators across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). To help these organizations deploy ever increasing numbers of fiber optic connections at critical nodes and distribution points, R&M, the Swiss structured cabling specialist, today unveiled its HD SCM street cabinet. This new tray system can house up to 50 percent more fiber optic connections than a similarly sized box, and has been specifically designed for connecting, distributing and managing a large number of optic fibers in a tiny space.
“Few people realize just how much the technological advancement in the MENA is depended on
fiber optic cabling. High speed broadband internet, 4G LTE mobile networks and video surveillance and security are just a few examples of applications that require fiber deployments. As the need for these services explodes, telcos in the region are rapidly expanding their fiber networks. This means an unprecedented growth in the number of fiber connections and consequently, the need to better deploy and manage all these cables,” said Shibu Vahid, Head of Technical Operations, R&M Middle East, Turkey & Africa.
“With the new HD SCM, we have delivered industry highest packing density with the simplicity of installation that is a key feature of our innovative solutions. This enables network operators to quickly and efficiently deploy this product for highly scalable Fiber to the Home (FTTH) solutions. As fiber optic roll outs across the region grow in size and complexity, we will continue to bring solutions to market that meet and exceed market requirements,” he said.
The HD SCM street cabinet can house as many as 1728 splice connections- a world record in this segment. Up to 120 conduits with fiber optic cables can be drawn into the distribution cabinet. These conduits are fixed in place with a single click in a newly developed strain relief device thus saving the use of cable ties and screw connections. Attention was also paid to quick assembly and all components in the distributor platform can be mounted and retrofitted without the use of special tools. The splice area can be swiveled out like a collapsible table, allowing users to work all around on the trays, splices and fiber management.
R&M offers the new street cabinet in four different sizes and with variable possible uses. This approach allows a flexible adaptation to various infrastructures and cabling strategies or to special site conditions. Specific adaptations and individually pre-terminated SCM modules can be provided to accommodate special applications, proprietary standards and national specifications. The R&M platform supports blow-in and loose-tube cabling.
The minimum bending radius of 40 millimeters is one of the outstanding features of the SCM products. This stress-free radius minimizes attenuation losses in the fibers and facilitates easier handling during installation. That has a decisive effect on loss-free signal transmission over the long term. With the SCM System, R&M is the only supplier on the market to guarantee the 40-millimeter minimum bending radius throughout all network levels even in connections with a high packing density.
About Reichle & De-Massari (R&M)
Reichle & De-Massari AG (R&M, www.rdm.com) develops and manufactures passive cabling solutions for communication networks. With high-quality copper and fiber optic cable products, R&M has gained the reputation of a leader in quality. The company has established its own marketing organizations in 30 countries, grouped into eight sales regions. R&M achieves around two thirds of its sales abroad. Every year the company invests 5% of sales in research and development. R&M is one of the 500 largest companies in Switzerland and currently has a workforce of over 700 employees. The company is wholly owned by the Reichle family and is run as an independent family-owned company.
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Regional Office- Middle East & Africa
Reichle & De- Massari MEA
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