Product Change Notices (PCNs)
This is a repository for the list of product changes and the list of the products that have been rated with discontinued availability.
This is a depository for Cable Installation Practices.
EZ-Bend® Optical Cables
EZ-Bend® Optical Cables help speed and simplify indoor optical drop cable installations using breakthrough technology pioneered by OFS Labs. They can be routed around corners and stapled using traditional fast and easy copper wire installation practices, with negligible signal loss. Ideal for aggressive routing environments where space is at a premium, EZ-Bend Cables offer reliable support for MDU drop and in-home wiring applications.
Premises Optical Cable
OFS offers a variety of Premises cables including cordage, distribution cable and ribbon cables. The OFS cordage is robust and available with the full offering of fiber types. Our ACCUMAX® Distribution Cable is for headend, central office frame cabling, premise network riser and fiber-to-the-desktop. The OFS AccuDRY® indoor/outdoor building cable is a totally dry (greaseless), waterproof, tight-buffered fiber optic cable. OFS offers a number of Ribbon based Distribution cables as well. All OFS Premises cables are available with OFS' industry-leading single-mode and multimode fibers, including LaserWave® multimode fiber, AllWave®ZWP single-mode fiber, and AllWave® FLEX ZWP Bend-Insensitive Single-Mode Fiber.
Totally Dry Cable
OFS offers a complete line of totally dry outside plant (OSP) cables. By eliminating messy gels and filling compounds the handling and installation process is greatly streamlined, resulting in higher efficiencies. These cables are available in both loose tube or ribbon structures with dielectric and metallic sheath options.
Loose Tube Cable
Innovative loose tube cable designs from OFS fulfill the need for every situation, and provide excellent performance. Our complete portfolio offers cables with increased fiber density and easy deployment for a wide range of installations, including duct, aerial (lashed and self-supporting), direct buried, and outdoor/indoor.
Ribbon cable designs from OFS meet the needs of virtually any application, delivering the highest fiber density in the most compact cable package possible. AccuRibbon® Fiber Units maximize the number of fibers that can be deployed in a limited space, while streamlining fiber termination and saving time and money with easy mass fusion splicing. These cables are available in central tube, loose
tube, and totally dry designs with dielectric and metallic sheath options.
OFS manufactures a variety of cables that are not listed above. These cables combine specialty optical fiber with cabling construction that make installation or deployment easier and/or protect the fibers for long-term use in harsh environments. Simplex, zipcord, multiple fiber, armored, and other constructions are available. We use various material combinations and layers of ETFE, PVC, Polyurethane, and Polyethylene to create cables to meet the demands of the desired application. For more information, click here
OFS offers leading-edge optical cables for fiber to the home, businesses, and multiple dwelling unit deployments, that are key components of our comprehensive FOX™ (Fiber Optics to the X) Solution.
OFS offers compact, durable, and self-supporting drop cables in a completely dry construction. Reliable and cost-effective for the last link in the optical network, they are the ideal solution for self-supporting aerial, direct buried, and duct FTTX drop installations.
Central Tube Cable
OFS was the first optical cable manufacturer to introduce the central tube cable design, offering easy fiber access and maximum fiber density. The central tubes provide the cables with excellent optical, mechanical and environmental performance, making them suitable for a wide variety of deployments, including underground conduit and rugged direct buried applications.
Indoor/Outdoor cables combine the flame resistance and safety features of an indoor riser or plenum cable with the durability that is critical for OSP use. The result is a unique, dual-purpose cable that can save time and money by allowing OSP applications to flow seamlessly indoors, using a single cable and no splices.
Microcables and Blown Fiber Units
OFS revolutionary designs increase the cost-effectiveness and range of deployment options for your network. These small, lightweight, and flexible fiber units help save time and money with fast and reliable microduct installation. Since fiber can be deployed only as needed, you enjoy better cost control, and can build "future-proof" networks.
OFS has led the industry in optical fiber ribbon technology by being the first to introduce fiber ribbons in 1975, as well as the first to introduce UV-curable acrylate material ribbons in 1989. Today's AccuRibbon® Optical Ribbons hold up to 24 colored optical fibers in a planar array, providing a high fiber density unit for use in fiber optic cabling or routing inside electronic equipment.
OFS is a world leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of optical fiber, optical fiber cable, optical connectivity, FTTX, and specialty photonics products for a wide variety of applications and industries. To provide you with a feel for the exceptional quality and innovation associated with our products and solutions, please watch the following videos.