NEW PRODUCTS - October, 2007
FIBER OPTICS - Splice tray
PLP’s Coyote splice tray
CLEVELAND, Ohio – Preformed Line Products (PLP) has introduced the Coyote splice tray with Lite-Grip technology, which makes fiber installation and adjustment easier to manage, minimizing the potential for damage and reducing labor time and cost, according to PLP. The tray’s design features Lite-Grip retention sleeves, which secure bare fiber entering the tray; splice blocks, which secure and protect fiber splices from movement and vibration; and ribbon managers, which help organize fiber bundles within fiber storage compartments.
The design of the components eliminates the need for tie wraps. They accommodate single buffer tube, multiple buffer tube and pigtail grip configurations. Soft component materials help ensure that fiber is not over compressed during installation or adjustment.
The Lite-Grip splice blocks are designed to increase splice density within the splice tray, and they are available for single fusion and ribbon applications. Splice blocks for ribbon applications are also sized to accept PLC splitter devices. The splice tray is engineered to meet the challenging space requirements of newer fiber networks by permitting larger bend radii in a small package.
HICKORY, N.C. – Corning Cable Systems has announced the latest addition to its cabinet offering, the OptiTect Local Convergence Cabinet, LS Series, which the company says is suited for applications involving higher density, flexibility and scalability. The new cabinet will be available in scalable sizes up to 864 fibers.
The LS Series Cabinet features a new method of splitter module loading and parking. Its jumper routing and slack storage allow FTTx providers to install cabinets quickly and easily on day one, as well as maintain fiber organization and protection throughout the life of the network, according to Corning.
The cabinet includes “pass-through” patch panels for commercial services or customers who require dedicated fibers that bypass optical splitters. The cabinet allows for multiple feeder and distribution cables for added flexibility in network deployment. It also features a replaceable shell. If a deployed cabinet sustains exterior damage, the shell can be replaced without having to interrupt services and install a new cabinet.
The LS Series Cabinet features splitter modules which are approximately 40 percent smaller than traditional modules, says the company, and are robust enough to meet the requirements of harsh installation environments.
Staco Energy Products’ UPS
DAYTON, Ohio – Staco Energy Products Co. has unveiled its new TreStar P line of online, double-conversion, three-phase Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) for critical loads. Up to eight TreStar P modules can be installed in parallel for redundancy or additional capacity.
The new products feature a digital control system to eliminate all overloads, frequency variations, transients, flicker and blackouts in real time. The digital control processes signals 10-times faster than previous analog methods, according to Staco. The TreStar P is suited to protect sensitive loads like data centers, computer systems, and telecommunications systems.
The components include a user-friendly front control panel with an LCD panel.
PLEASANT PRAIRIE, Wis. – Honeywell has introduced HDMI digital cable with CURxE Light technology that automatically corrects corrupted HDCP and EDID data that would otherwise degrade high-definition picture and multichannel audio performance. HDCP and EDID data becomes corrupted as a result of inconsistencies in hardware manufacturers’ implementation of HDMI, or excess transmission distances, according to the company.
CURxE Light Technology automatically cleans the bad data to its intended dynamic range for the best picture quality. Left uncorrected, this corrupt data causes dropout of the picture or audio signal, incorrect resolution, intermittent “snow” in the picture, or a pink- or blue-hued screen. Four LEDs integrated into the cable’s HDMI connector serve as self-diagnostic monitoring indicators.