R&M puts ribbon fiber cables in main distribution frames for carriers and data centers
R&M, the global Swiss developer and provider of connectivity systems for high-quality, high-performance network infrastructures, today launched its new PRIME Ribbon distribution module in the Middle East. The slide-in module for the fiber optic distributor rack PRIME connects ribbon fiber cables with the flexible and proven PRIME program. With this type of cable, the number of optical fibers in a rack can be increased by 30% to 40%.
In comparison to single fiber cables, ribbon fiber cables offer several advantages. They enable a higher number of fibers with the same cable diameter as well as the splicing of 8 or 12 fibers in one working step. With this technology, three to four times more fibers can be laid in a conduit or rack than usual.
The PRIME ribbon distribution modules from R&M occupy a 3/4 height unit in a 19″ rack. Their capacity is 96 fibers. In addition to the splice patch variant with LC duplex or SC couplings, R&M offers a pure splice variant for 288 splices.
The PRIME ribbon distribution modules are suitable for fiber to the home projects in combination with the PRIME racks. They are used for network expansion in central offices, POPs and street cabinets. Data centers use them to consolidate the fiber optic cabling of meet-me rooms and zone distributors. Campus networks and backbones in large buildings are also among the areas of application.