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OFS expands All Dry Cable Solution into Microcable Product Line

Thursday, Feb 12, 2015

OFS, a leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of innovative fibre optic network products, expands its totally dry cable solution into a new microcable product line.

OFS' totally dry MiDia® Dry FX microcable can help reduce fibre cable installation costs and improve safety and productivity in several ways. Cable preparation is streamlined since the fibres emerge from their buffer tubes ready for fusion splicing or optical testing, eliminating the need for cleaning products and leaving the work area and tools safer and cleaner.

This entirely dry cable technology replaces the gel-based filling and flooding compounds traditionally used to prevent the spread of water in outside plant cables. MiDia Dry FX microcable is the latest innovation in OFS' extensive line of totally dry outside plant cable products, building upon OFS' expertise  in the development and expansion of dry cable technology.

"With their continued focus on reducing costs, our EMEA customers who previously used gel-based cable designs can now realize the installation cost benefits of MiDia Dry FX cables," said Pierre Marty, Executive Vice President Sales and Marketing for OFS.

MiDia Dry FX is currently available in three constructions containing up to 144 fibres and comes standard with OFS' bend insensitive AllWave® + fibre.

About OFS

OFS is a world-leading designer, manufacturer and provider of optical fibre, optical fibre cable, connectivity, FTTX and specialty photonics solutions.  Our marketing, sales, manufacturing and research teams provide forward-looking, innovative products and solutions in areas including Telecommunications, Medicine, Industrial Automation, Sensing, Government, Aerospace and Defense applications. We provide reliable, cost effective optical solutions to enable our customers to meet the needs of today's and tomorrow's digital and energy consumers and businesses.

OFS' corporate lineage dates back to 1876 and includes technology powerhouses such as AT&T and Lucent Technologies. Today, OFS is owned by Furukawa Electric, a multi-billion dollar global leader in optical communications.


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