AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today’s service providers now have a better pre-terminated option
available to them that enables faster, easier, and less costly
deployment of fiber to multiple dwelling units (MDUs). The 3M One Pass
Fiber Pathway with MPO Connector eliminates the need for numerous fiber
distribution terminals (FDTs), discrete adapters, and ribbon-to-SC
connector fan-outs. Compared to other horizontal cabling methods, 3M’s
new connectorization solution for the One Pass product can reduce costs
over the 35 percent savings per floor already realized when using the
standard One Pass solution.
Advances in multi-fiber push-on (MPO) connectors, including significant
improvements in performance and durability, led 3M to further evolve its
fiber pathway product to incorporate an MPO connectorization strategy.
The new 3M One Pass Fiber Pathway with MPO Connector allows six or 12
fibers to be terminated in one quick step. The product also eliminates
the need for large FDTs on every floor, a significant material savings.
Instead of terminating the One Pass duct at a large FDT designed to
house 12, 24 or more discrete connections, the One Pass with MPO duct is
terminated in a much smaller and less expensive wall box containing a
single MPO adapter in the stairwell or access space at the end of each
hallway. Riser-rated MPO to MPO jumpers are used to connect the 3M One
Pass Fiber Pathway with MPO Connector to the Fiber Distribution Hub
(FDH) in the building basement or ground floor.
The 3M One Pass Fiber Pathway with MPO Connector is a natural migration
in the company’s FTTH to MDU solution set.
The 3M One Pass Fiber Pathway, introduced in 2009, is a flexible,
surface-mount, adhesive-backed indoor drop cable and cable pathway
system that is installed simultaneously in just one pass around the
perimeter of an MDU hallway. An exclusive 3M technology adhesive bonds
the product to virtually any wall surface, including painted concrete.
The duct itself is also paintable, allowing it to blend into just about
any décor. Learn
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