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TE Connectivity Brings Fiber Deeper into the Multi-Dwelling Unit with Rapid Fiber Faceplate

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TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity, will introduce its latest addition to the Rapid Fiber multi-dwelling unit (MDU) portfolio, the Rapid Fiber faceplate, at the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo, held September 23-25 at the Denver Convention Center, in Denver, Colorado. The Rapid Fiber faceplate provides a full plug-and-play method for installing fiber inside the living unit, which significantly reduces customers’ installation time, costs associated with site survey inspections, and ordering requirements for custom cable lengths.

TE's Rapid Fiber Faceplate (Photo: TE Connectivity)

TE’s Rapid Fiber Faceplate (Photo: TE Connectivity)

Utilizing TE’s RapidReel fiber cable spool, the Rapid Fiber faceplate can store up to 30 meters of 1.2mm microcable inside its low-profile wall outlet. The cable terminates to a low-loss SC connector with a pulling eye solution, which allows the installer to pull the cable through a hallway conduit for a fast, plug-and-play connection to the fiber distribution terminal.

“TE offers all the necessary building blocks for taking optical fiber into the building and directly to the end user,” says Jaxon Lang, vice president of TE Broadband Network Solutions. “With the addition of the faceplate to our Rapid Fiber MDU portfolio, customers now have a complete end-to-end system for installing fiber in low-rise, high-rise, or garden-style MDU’s. This is TE’s response to our customers’ calls to reduce the complexities of MDU installations and to realize faster, lower cost fiber deployments – for any size or type of building,” says Lang.

TE’s Rapid Fiber MDU portfolio incorporates innovative technologies such as the RapidReel fiber cable spool, low loss MPO connector, and small form factor microcable to simplify and speed fiber installation requirements while ensuring optimal network performance. A typical Rapid Fiber MDU architecture consists of an indoor fiber distributing hub (FDH) on the lower level, a Rapid Fiber distribution terminal (or mini Rapid Fiber distribution terminal) on each floor of the building, and the Rapid Fiber faceplate inside the living unit. For installing single optical fiber within the living units to the customer equipment, installers can leverage TE’s thermal adhesive coated (TAC) fiber system. The TAC fiber system uses a unique handheld fiber tool and 900 micron microcable with integrated adhesive to quickly and easily install fiber around baseboards, windows and trim work. The fiber holds in place with no caulking, staples or brackets and provides customers with a clean, polished and unobtrusive finish.

For more information on TE’s Rapid Fiber MDU solutions, visit booth #1255 at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2014.

ABOUT TE CONNECTIVITY

TE Connectivity (NYSE:TEL) is a $13 billion world leader in connectivity. The company designs and manufactures products at the heart of electronic connections for the world’s leading industries including automotive, energy and industrial, broadband communications, consumer devices, healthcare, and aerospace and defense. TE Connectivity’s long-standing commitment to innovation and engineering excellence helps its customers solve the need for more energy efficiency, always-on communications and ever-increasing productivity. With nearly 90,000 employees in over 50 countries, TE Connectivity makes connections the world relies on to work flawlessly every day. To connect with the company, visit: www.TE.com.

TE Connectivity, TE Connectivity (logo), TE (logo), Rapid Fiber and RapidReel are trademarks. All other logos, products and/or company names referred to herein might be trademarks of their respective owners.

(c)2014 ADC Telecommunications, Inc., a TE Connectivity Ltd. company. All rights reserved.

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