ODF or the Optical Distribution Frame is by industry definition important supporting equipment in the optical transmission system used for optical fiber splicing, installation of optical connectors, adjustment of optical paths, storage of redundant pigtails and protection of optical cables. R&M, the Swiss cabling systems developer and provider of high-quality fiber and copper solutions for network infrastructures around the world pride themselves on having ideal solutions for applications. The company’s PRIME ODF (Professional Interconnection Management Equipment) helps network operators design fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) networks. With PRIME ODF fast and simple installation can be enabled especially in cramped environment as well as at sites with high fiber density.
“The compact and versatile PRIME optical distribution modules are suitable for the flexible use of fiber optic terminations. The tool-free system approach and the high modularity guarantee uncomplicated migration into new and existing network infrastructures. At maximum capacity, PRIME ODF modules can connect 5,376 optical fibers in an ODF. With PRIME ODF, R&M implements the principle of modularity. The distributors can be assembled, adapted and extended like separate blocks. This approach makes it possible for network operators to plan with manageable investment costs and order only the specific number of components they need (pay as you grow),” said Shajan George, Sr. Director Sales – Private Networks at R&M India.
The high density ODF is the trend in telecommunication industry. Selecting an ODF is important and complex which requires full consideration including applications and management. The factors like structure, fiber counts and protection are just the basic elements. There are many key benefits that come with R&M’s PRIME ODF:
Diversity – Migration both to existing and new network infrastructures, with front or rear mounting in 19” and ETSI racks and modular application.
Simple Installation – This allows, front access to connectors, tool-free installation of the 3U sub-rack, simple and secure routing of loose tube cables to the splice trays, fine distribution of the fibers to the individual modules and terminal block for transport tubes.
Reliable Operation – Greatest network availability thanks to optimized fiber routing, help with connection detection without having to pull out the drawer, simplified cleaning and inspection thanks to service position of connectors, consistent fiber management concept in the R&M ODF rack and fast fiber recognition thanks to an intelligent labeling concept.