News | September 3, 2007

OFS Announces Solution For Fiber-to-the-Multiple Dwelling Unit Deployments

San Jose, CA - OFS, designer, manufacturer, and supplier of leading-edge fiber optic products and solutions, recently announced it has developed a new and improved solution for installing fiber within Multiple Dwelling Units (MDUs). Service providers often encounter cost and space barriers when installing fiber to apartment and condominium units. The new MDU solution can help win customers faster at lower cost, by helping to cut installation time, space, and labor cost up to 50%, and supports in-building PON or point-to-point fiber networks to each living unit.

"The new MDU solution will provide a fully standards-compliant 'plug and play' optical path from the cable entry point to the unit, within MDUs, utilizing new cables and components featuring OFS' bend-optimized AllWave FLEX ZWP fiber," said John George, Director of FTTX Solutions at OFS. "AllWave FLEX fiber enables the system to route through tight bends in MDU buildings while inconspicuously fitting in compact spaces," Mr. George added. Built-on a design originally patented by OFS' predecessor Bell Labs in 1986, the bend-optimized AllWave FLEX fiber was introduced to the market in March 2006 and today is the standard in many OFS products and solutions.

The full OFS MDU solution and its components will be displayed and commercially available at the FTTH Conference in Orlando, Florida, September 30 – October 4, 2007, Booth #613.