R&M to simplify FTTH roll-out for Middle East telecos with Polaris-box

The solution is now available through R&M’s network of channel partners in the Middle East

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R&M to simplify FTTH roll-out for Middle East telecos with Polaris-box The 6cm high box can accommodate up to twelve plugs and up to 60 splice connections.
By  Aasha Bodhani Published  July 17, 2017

R&M has unveiled its new generation of sturdy and flexible connection boxes for fibre optic networks, with the intent to engage with Middle East telecom providers to deploy the solution in their Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) rollouts.

The Polaris-box 6 has been designed to supply single and multi-dwelling units, terraced houses and building complexes with fibre optics. The 6cm high box can accommodate up to twelve plugs and up to 60 splice connections, plus there is also space for four FMTS 1TPU splice trays or two 2TPU splitter trays.

During its development stage, R&M factored in outdoor use and therefore integrated a housing seal made by a two-component injection moulding technique, ensuring that dangerous dust and powerful jets of water cannot penetrate the box. The Polaris-6 fulfils both IP67 and IP65v requirements.

The solution also features knock-out cable grommets on all four sides and on its back, giving installers more leeway when it comes to positioning. For fast access during maintenance, the lid can be opened, removed at 45° or locked at a position of 120° without tools.

Shibu Vahid, head of Technical Operations, R&M Middle East, Turkey and Africa, said: "We have designed the solution keeping in mind the challenges associated with field installation which is essential to FTTH projects. With the Polaris-box, installation teams can add individually required connection modules on site itself. Fibre routing and configurations can be modified and retrofitted at any time.

"We have provided three outside installation points with slotted holes to facilitate the fast assembly and exact positioning even on sloping walls."

The solution is now available through R&M's network of channel partners in the Middle East.

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