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3M Fibrlok Integrated NID Installs in about Eight Minutes in the Field

New NID offers fast, secure FTTH installations with low-loss factory-made connections

Monday, October 19, 2015 8:00 am CDT


St. Paul, Minn.

An experienced network provider can quickly connect a single family home in about 8 minutes with the newly released 3M™ Fibrlok™ Integrated NID. Each NID is equipped with a 3M™ Fibrlok™ II Splice 2529 and one attached SC/APC pigtail, factory prepped for termination of a simplex singlemode fiber drop cable.

The Fibrlok splice and pigtail are pre-mounted in a protective tray with an integrated splice activation lever. Installers simply prep the drop cable fiber, insert it into the Fibrlok splice and press the lever. These features offer a fast, secure installation that requires minimal training and tools, helping service providers deploy more broadband to residential customers faster. Field-proven since 1990, 3M™ Fibrlok™ splice products have been used in more than 10 million installations worldwide.

To boost workflow efficiencies, a lid retention mechanism holds the 3M Fibrlok Integrated NID in the open position to enable easy access during installations. It has multiple entry points and stores up to 35 feet of 4.8 mm diameter slack cable.  Plus, the unit accommodates an optional second adapter, splice and pigtail for duplex home applications.

Small and compact, the 3M Fibrlok Integrated NID is designed to mount unobtrusively on the side of a single family home. The outer thermoplastic material is weather resistant with IP43 and IK06 ratings. The low-profile design is aesthetically pleasing, and the device has a place for a tamper-evident security tag to protect the connection after installation.

The newly released 3M NID-FO-1724 also includes a molded insert that will accommodate fusion splicing. The device joins a full line-up of residential network solutions and FTTH products that are reliable, compact and cost-effectively deployed.

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Jane Kovacs

Chelsea Reinhard
Waggener Edstrom

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3M™ Fibrlok™ Integrated Network Interface Device (NID)
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3M™ Fiber Network Interface Device (NID) Small and compact, the 3M Fiber NID mounts unobtrusively on the side of a home.
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3M™ Fibrlok™ Integrated Network Interface Device (NID) The 3M Fibrlok NID includes the popular 3M™ Fibrlok™ Splice with a pre-mounted pigtail and integrated splice tool, providing fast and reliable connection of the fiber drop cables. Installers simply prep the drop cable fiber, insert it into the splice and press the lever.
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