ADC Launches FTTX Cables

ADC announced new OmniReach Hardened Connectors and Drop Cables, designed to provide a reliable interface

March 21, 2006

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MINNEAPOLIS -- ADC (NASDAQ:ADCT) (, a leading supplier of infrastructure solutions for fiber-to-the-x (FTTX) networks, today announced new OmniReach(TM) Hardened Connectors and Drop Cables, designed to provide a reliable interface for fiber drop cables in the outside plant (OSP) environment. ADC's OmniReach Hardened Connectors and Drop Cables provide the ultimate "plug and play" solution for durable and reliable service connection in the OSP/drop segment of FTTX networks. These solutions will be showcased at the TelecomNEXT conference in Las Vegas, March 21-22 in ADC booth #1049.

"Our Hardened Connectors and Drop Cables are technician-friendly and greatly simplify installation and maintenance by minimizing splicing required on the distribution side of the FTTX network," said Tom Kampf, vice president of FTTX solutions for ADC. "These solutions are cost effective in that they provide lower overall installed costs throughout an FTTX network and facilitate easy troubleshooting as maintenance can be done at the Multi-Port Service Terminal by simply unplugging a connector rather than breaking a splice or going directly to the side of the home. In addition, this solution is compatible and interoperable with OptiTap adapters through a technology transfer agreement with Corning."

Hardened Connectors are used to connect Multi-Port Service Terminals (MSTs) typically located at the street with Optical Network Terminals (ONTs) located at the premises. The hardened connector is connected to hardened adapters on the external surfaces enclosures so that connections can be completed without opening the enclosure. The application facilitates rapid deployment of optical services by quickly and efficiently connecting hardened connectors to the terminal at the street and the ONT at the premises. The hardened connector approach dramatically reduces splicing labor. Hardened connectors may be installed anywhere MSTs are installed including aerial and below grade applications.

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