The Last Hundred Meters: OFS Single Family Drop Systems

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Simplifying single family home installations

The last 100 meters from the drop to the home is critical for a fiber-to-the-home network. OFS makes single family home installations as simple as 1,2,3.

Step 1. Choose your terminal
  • First, choose your drop closure or terminal. For distributed split applications, terminals can be preloaded with splitters.
Step 2. Choose aerial or underground drop cable
Strip EZ-Bend drop to run InvisiLight cord in the home
  • Second, choose the drop cable. OFS offers drop cables for either aerial or underground applications. The EZ Bend Drop solution enables a single cable from the terminal to the ONT, and the outer jacket can be stripped off to reveal the InvisiLight® cord inside for a very clean installation.

    Using the EZ Bend Drop Solution can significantly reduce costs and installation times. Traditional flat drop is also available.
Step 3. Choose plug and play or spliced
  • Finally, choose your termination type: factory connected plug and play, spliced, or field installable connectors.
Watch the video:

John George, Senior Director, Solutions and Professional Services, OFS
John has served with AT&T, Lucent Technologies, and now OFS, in various engineering and marketing roles. He leads the Solutions and Professional Services group for OFS’s optical fiber, cable, connectivity, and solutions. He has published and presented numerous papers and articles on fiber optics and FTTH and holds 9 patents.

OFS is a world-leading designer, manufacturer and provider of optical fiber, fiber optic cable, connectivity, fiber-to-the-subscriber (FTTX) and specialty photonics products. They provide reliable, cost-effective solutions for a broad range of applications, including telecommunications, medicine, industrial automation, sensing, government, aerospace and defense. These products help their customers meet the needs of consumers and businesses, both today and into the future. Headquartered in Norcross (near Atlanta), Georgia, U.S.A., OFS is a global provider with facilities in China, Denmark, Germany, Russia, and the United States. OFS is part of Furukawa Electric Company, a multibillion-dollar leader in optical communications.

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