R&M unveils new street cabinet
Dubai, February 11, 2014
R&M, a Swiss structured cabling specialist, has launched its HD SCM street cabinet for high density fibre optic networks.
The new tray system can house up to 50 per cent more fibre optic connections than a similarly sized box and has been specifically designed for connecting, distributing and managing a large number of optic fibres in a tiny space, said a statement.
Fibre optic cabling is the backbone of the high performance broadband networks being deployed by telecom and network operators across the Mena region and the new system will help organisations deploy increasing numbers of fibre optic connections at critical nodes and distribution points.
Shibu Vahid, head of technical operations, Middle East, Turkey and Africa, said: “Few people realise just how much the technological advancement in the Mena is depended on fibre optic cabling. High speed broadband internet, 4G LTE mobile networks and video surveillance and security are just a few examples of applications that require fibre deployments.
“As the need for these services explodes, telcos in the region are rapidly expanding their fibre networks. This means an unprecedented growth in the number of fibre connections and consequently, the need to better deploy and manage all these cables.”
The HD SCM street cabinet can house as many as 1728 splice connections, while up to 120 conduits with fibre optic cables can be drawn into the distribution cabinet. These conduits are fixed in place with a single click in a newly developed strain relief device thus saving the use of cable ties and screw connections.
The new street cabinet comes in four different sizes and with variable possible uses, which allows for a flexible adaptation to various infrastructures and cabling strategies or to special site conditions, said the statement.
The specific adaptations and individually pre-terminated SCM modules can be provided to accommodate special applications, proprietary standards and national specifications. The platform supports blow-in and loose-tube cabling, it added. - TradeArabia News Service