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Fibre optic firm OFS launches R-Pack Rollable Ribbon Backbone Cable

Fibre optic firm OFS launches R-Pack Rollable Ribbon Backbone Cable

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OFS, a global manufacturer of leading-edge fibre optic solutions that operates in Morocco, has introduced the R-Pack Rollable Ribbon (RR) Backbone Cable as the newest member of its portfolio of award-winning, premises rollable ribbon cables.

According to Premises Cable Product Manager Dan Hendrickson, the launch of the R-Pack RR Backbone Cable marks a key step forward in premises cable innovation.

“This unique cable design combines plenum-rated materials with OFS rollable ribbons,” said Hendrickson.

“The result is a cable that literally doubles the available fibre density in a highly-compact, robust cable that helps customers to substantially improve cable routing and save on space in demanding and congested pathways.”

By using rollable ribbons, the R-Pack RR Backbone Cable also offers the key benefits of both traditional fibre ribbons and individual fibres. These advantages include efficient and cost-effective mass fusion splicing, easy individual fibre breakout and fibre alignment that aids with multi-fibre connector terminations. These capabilities can help to simplify cable installation, save on splicing time and costs and get a new data centre or building deployment up and running quickly.

Available with 24, 48 and 72 fibre counts, the R-Pack RR Backbone Cable meets stringent Telcordia GR-409 standards for horizontal backbone applications and NFPA 202 requirements.

To form a rollable ribbon, 12 250 micron (µm) optical fibres are connected intermittently by matrix material to form a very flexible ribbon. This design allows the ribbons to be rolled into very tight bundles, helping to double the fibre density of a cable. These fibres can then be unrolled into preorganised ribbon packages that help to reduce fibre crossovers and speed termination. The rollable ribbons can be spliced using traditional flat ribbon splicing machines and procedures.

The OFS Premises Cable portfolio also includes the award-winning AccuRiser and AccuFlex Rollable Ribbon Cables, along with a complete line of high-performance riser, plenum and LS0H-rated cables and cordages designed to handle virtually any application.

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