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AFL Introduces the Future Access™ Splitter Module

5/14/2008

Spartanburg, SC - AFL introduces the Future Access Distributed Architecture (DA) splitter modules. Central to the functionality of a FTTH network, using the DA version splitter modules with built in attenuation allows the provider to utilize the same 32-port OLT found in the central office and service MDU and SDU customers all from the same OLT electronics.  The DA splitter modules provide enough attenuation to match the insertion loss of standard 1 x 32 and 1 x 16 splitter modules.

Using splitter modules in the network allows the use of existing installed copper infrastructure to service the remaining distance to the subscribers premise.  This architecture eliminates the need for running all new fiber drop cables into each MDU dwelling.  The new MDU-ONU’s will allow a single fiber feed servicing eight to 12 subscribers using their existing copper cables.

The DA style splitter module is small and modular, featuring pigtails manufactured with Fujikura SR-15e Bend Insensitive Fiber. Equipped with a unique self-latching, locking mechanism, the modules help an installer reduce the amount of time required to deploy service. No tools are required during installation, aiding in efficiency and reduce downtime.

The DA splitter modules are ideal for indoor and outdoor wall mounting, rack-mounting in a 1RU panel and for Gen 3 Fiber Distribution Hubs.  For additional information, visit www.AFLglobal.com.

About AFL
AFL is an industry leader in providing fiber optic products, engineering expertise and integrated services to the Electric Utility, Broadband, Telco, OEM, Private Network and Wireless markets. It has operations in the U.S., Mexico and the U.K.  AFL is a division of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan.

Contacts 
Tony Nieves, Product Manager
AFL
864.486.7209
tony.nieves@aflglobal.com

Corie Culp, Public Relations Manager
AFL
864.433.5409
corie.culp@aflglobal.com

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