FTTA System Combines Power and Fiber in One Solution

By Cable Assembly Supplier | September 09, 2013

FTTA System Combines Power and Fiber in One Solution

FTTA System Combines Power and Fiber in One SolutionTalley Inc. offers a fiber-plus-power system that bundles all signal and power cabling elements required to install a functional FTTA system into a single enclosure. Developed in cooperation with FiberSource Inc. and CONEC, the Fiber+Power-to-the-Antenna system saves significant installation time and money, maximizes integrity of the installation, and reduces future maintenance costs.

Compatible with existing tower architecture, the Fiber+Power-to-the-Antenna system is designed for maximum efficiency for installing technicians, with plug-and-play assembly input cables that install directly to the box, thus avoiding the need to access the distribution box interior. The system can be installed in a single day, compared to a three-day installation using competing products.

Utilizing a NEMA 4X-rated fiber + power distribution box and application-specific connectors, the FTTA system is built for harsh conditions and available in a one-stop-shop package to help customers easily design and connect the whole tower from conception through installation to operation.

Talley’s versatile Fiber+Power-to-the-Antenna system connects incoming tower trunk fiber and DC power cables to individual ODVA 2 or optional ODC-compatible, fiber output radiohead feeder cables, and DC power cables. The fiber-plus-power distribution enclosure is typically mounted at the top and bottom of a tower or on a rooftop at the sector frames and H-frame. These enclosures can feed up to 24 radioheads.

“The Fiber+Power-to-the-Antenna system was designed to help mobile operators meet the increasing network bandwidth demands, while at the same time simplifying installation and reducing maintenance costs,” said Pat Flynn, vice president of market development. “The FTTA combination fiber-plus-power distribution solution offers versatility in DC configurations, supporting terminals, breakers, and surge protection with DIN rail-mounting. The enclosure is smaller, lighter, and easier to handle. The complete solution provides for simple sourcing of expansion and replacement components.”

The rugged Fiber+Power-to-the-Antenna system relies on robust components to maximize uptime and significantly reduce installation time, while minimizing maintenance and repair costs. The system not only features robust OSP fiber cables that stand up over time (three times thicker than normally specified fiber cables), but also an efficient fiber-plus-power distribution cabinet from FiberSource and IP67-rated connectors from CONEC, all specifically designed for applications involving the environmental conditions relative to cell towers.

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