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Excel introduces Enbeam Blown Fiber

Excel introduces Enbeam Blown Fiber

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Excel, the copper and optical fiber cabling infrastructure provider, has announced the launch of its Enbeam Blown Fiber Solution with immediate effect.  

The system includes a range of microducts from single to multiway in designs suitable for either internal or external applications, complemented with Enhanced Fiber Performance Units (EPFU) of 4 through to 12 fiber in both single and multimode.

Systems installed by authorized Excel partners will be able to include this new system within the standard Excel 25-year warranty program.

Ross McLetchie, Mayflex Sales Director, said: “As bandwidth demand continues to grow, we are experiencing increased demand across our Enbeam fiber offering, so the introduction of the blown fiber solution could not come at a better time.

“The concept of installing ducting throughout buildings, campus or data center environments is far from new, but we believe this is perhaps the time for this type of solution to become more mainstream and provide truly future proofed, upgradeable backbone and FTTX solutions to meet customer needs.

“We have already secured two major projects with the new range and will be building our stock profile as we roll out the benefits of the offering to our customers over the coming months. Training programs covering both design and installation practices will be available to interested parties, together with a hire scheme for blowing machines.’’

The internal Enbeam microducts will be offered in the distinctive Excel ice blue jacket colour, while the external ducts have black high-density polyethylene outer sheath with aluminium foil inserted between the jacket and microducts to provide moisture protection. Each of the designs have internal longitudinal ribbing and a permanent super-slick lining of Silicore to reduce friction during cable placement.

Enbeam Enhanced Performance Fiber Units (EPFU) are designed specifically for blown fiber applications and are optimized for installation within our range of blown fiber ducts. The fibers are contained within a soft acrylate layer, which cushions the fibers.

This layer is coated with a hard layer for strength and finally a low-friction coating to ensure low drag and maximize blowing distances within the ducts. The acrylate coatings are easy to remove to expose the 250-micron primary-coated fibers for quick splicing. The fibers are colour-coded according to TIA-598-C. The fiber units are available in OM3, OM4 and OS2 compliant with G-652 and G.657.A1 bend insensitive specifications as standard.

McLetchie added: “Our aim is to offer direct and indirect users of Excel the broadest possible range of end to end solutions that meet not just current but future requirements. This announcement comes 18 months or so after our PON solution launch and is clearly very complimentary to this, specifically in the MDU market.’’

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