Fiber for Premises Networks
During installation of a Fiber To The Home (FTTH) network in premises it can sometimes be difficult to fit duct assemblies for Air-Blown Fiber into existing narrow pathways. This could result in the necessity of finding alternative routes, costly core drilling or issues with exposed ducts in public areas. The solution to address the issue of narrow pathways in i.e multi dwelling units is to decrease the diameter of the ducts to a minimum, without violating the performance of the system.
Hexatronic's fiber optic solutions for premises networks focus on using the existing duct pathways within the traditional power, water or gas infrastructure, rather than drilling new, costly routes. The Micronet Micro Cable system and the Ribbonet® Air Blown Fiber systems have been proven to reduce time and installation costs, while offering high performance and quality with a minimum number of splice points in the network.
Minimize the Cost for Civil Works
The ultra slim 3 mm microducts allows existing narrow pathways to be used and avoids costly core drilling. In the rare event that new holes absolutely need to be drilled, the minimal cross section of the 3 mm duct assembly excludes the need for more complex core drilling technology. This reduces time and cost by a factor of 4 to 5 times.
The smaller weight and size also enable savings in the area of handling, storing and shipping. The 500 m drums are relatively small and can be stored conveniently on normal store shelves, and fit in the trunk of a car. The light weight plastic drums are easy to lift and move by hand.
Fast and Easy Installation
Due to the slim size ducts it is easier to find routes for installation. The 3 mm size and smaller bend-radius allows the microducts to fit into existing pathways. If necessary, the ducts can be attached to the wall, in the same way as conven-tional drop-cables. The result is extended flexibility and low visual impact in any indoor installation.
Hexatronic’s fiber optic systems for premises networks offer:
Small discreet design microducts
Minimal cross section
Air Blown Fiber technology with splice free branch installation
Existing duct pathways can be used
Minimized need for core drilling of large holes
Time and cost effective installations