Broadband Fibre Connectivity
HellermannTyton Broadband Systems – At the leading edge of Fibre Management
HellermannTyton is an established and innovative global leader in the provision of network infrastructure cabling solutions, offering a broad range of quality, high performance connectivity for both residential and commercial use. HellermannTyton‘s Broadband Systems comprise a unique range of fibre splicing closures for the external and internal plant that you would find in any typical FTTX application.
More customers are demanding maximum flexibility and a modular approach to cable management systems that will fit into existing and future networks. HellermannTyton closures and enclosures have been designed to cater for this requirement to accomodate the wide variety of fibre optic cables that are now available including slotted core, loose tube, compact, ribbon and blown fibre / cable applications.
Fibre Closures from HellermannTyton
HellermannTyton‘s Broadband Systems comprise a unique range of fibre splicing closures for the external and internal plant that you would find in any typical FTTX application.
The sealed closures from HellermannTyton protect the fibre management systems from adverse environmental conditions whilst maintaining ready access for effective cable installation. The fibres are housed in space saving modular units that minimise network disruption and have been designed to allow further modules to be added at a later date for increased capacity, ensuring a future proof design.
The closures have been designed to meet customer’s demands for various fibre management systems including single circuit, single element, multiple element and cross connectivity. Tray design is evolving to meet the needs of bend sensitive fibres, for which the Hellipse NZDF range has been developed, for increased fibre storage capacity, the ability to change direction of the fibres and to cater for the various types of splice protectors and PON devices that are now available in the global market.
Many of the sealed closures lend themselves to a PON architecture allowing up to 1440 fibres in the largest UFC closure all the way down to 36 fibres with the FST closure. All of the closures from HellermannTyton offer flexibility and access so that more fibre can be added in the future (up to their maximum capacity). All of the closures are compatible with Cablelok, HellermannTyton‘s 100% mechanical seal, or heatshrink can be used as an alternative sealing method.
UFC Fibre Closures
The UFC has is a high fibre capacity cap ended ready access closure used in underground, direct burial or aerial installations. It is available with Integrated Routing (IR) or tubing fibre management system.
FDN Fibre Closures
The FDN is a medium to large oval shaped cap ended closure with a high number of small ports for use in underground, direct burial or aerial installations. It is available with Integrated Routing (IR) or tubing fibre management systems.
FML Fibre Closures
The FML is a medium to large cap ended ready access closure for use in underground, direct burial or aerial installations. It is available with Integrated Routing (IR) or tubing fibre management systems. The mid-range capacity and port flexibility offered by the FML make it suitable for FTTX access and trunk networks.
FRBU Fibre Closures
The FRBU is a compact cap-ended ready access closure for use in underground, direct burial and aerial installations. The mid-range capacity and port flexibility offered by the FRBU make it suitable for FTTK, trunk networks and CATV installation.
FST Fibre Closures
The FST is a compact cap-ended ready access closure for use in aerial, underground and directly buried installations. Its small size, port flexibility and value makes the FST popular for splicing low fibre count distribution cables in FTTH, FTTK, trunk and campus networks, CATV and CCTV installation.
Connectorised Fibre Closures
The connectorised solution is available in FDN, FRBU and FST closures as standard. Using fibre connectors with fibre pigtails, these pre-configured closures allow for quick customer connection or disconnection.
Internal and External Fibre Enclosures
HellermannTyton have designed a range of outlets, distribution boxes, customer connection points and connectorised wall boxes that, combined with the fibre splice closures, provides full end to end FTTX solutions for both new developments and existing buildings.
The connectorised fibre PoC and PoP are flexible fibre management systems, designed to be configured in an extensive range of cabinets. The two standard systems offer either 48 LC Simplex connections (expandable up to 96) in a Stainless Steel cabinet or 96 LC Simplex connections in a Polycarbonate cabinet. Other configurations may be available to meet more exacting requirements - please contact HellermannTyton for further information.
Customer Connection Point
The Customer Connection Point closure has been designed to be used as an external building entry point.
The closure can be wall/facade mounted or put in to a buried chamber (located at the property boundary or just outside the point of access) providing an external building entry point and network test point.
Customer Connection Enclosure
The Customer Connection Enclosure (CCE) has been designed to be used as an external building entry point. The closure can be wall mounted providing a fibre termination and external network test point. The CCE has been designed to be the same size as a 'Brick Blow-Out Cover' to cover any unsightly damaged caused by drilling.
The MDU S-Series
The range of MDU enclosures from HellermannTyton provide high fibre capacity and flexibility within the multi dwelling unit (MDU). The range has been designed in a variety of sizes to service the varying sizes of apartment blocks or office buildings. The S5, the largest enclosure in the range, offers up to 432 fibres or 96 connectorised fibre ports. The S3, the middle sized enclosure offers up to 96 fibres or 24 connectorised ports. The S1, the smallest in the range provides 8 connectorised fibre drops, designed for the smaller residential or building unit.
Fibre Facade Enclosure
The Fibre Facade Enclosure has been designed to provide a Fibre Connection Point. The closure can be building/facade or pole mounted and provides 8 SC or LC Simplex customer connection points.
Cablelok™ 100% Mechanical Seal
Growing numbers of fibre engineers and network operators are insisting upon 100% mechanical seal closures. The traditional heat-shrink methods are viewed as craft sensitive with too many health and safety issues relating to gas bottle storage / transportation and confined space use.
Other solutions in the marketplace typically rely upon secondary sealing tapes or resins to complete the seal which adds time, complexity and likelihood of error to installations.
Cablelok is a unique and patented 100% mechanical seal which provides the environmental sealing of cable entering a HellermannTyton closure. The sealing is achieved by a number of internal lip seals, which are compressed onto the cable during installation.
With an installation time of only 2-3 minutes, Cablelok provides a 100% seal and is significantly faster and safer than using a heatshrink sealing method. Each port size on the HellermannTyton closures has a dedicated cablelok, each accommodating a range of cable diameters.
Fibre Splice Trays
HellermannTyton offer a wide selection of fibre optic splice trays which are compatible with the variety of closures and enclosures available.
Splice trays from the Hellipse and Integrated Routing (IR) ranges are supplied in packs of six, this excludes the IR-SC trays, which are supplied in a pack of 12. Trays from the Hellapon and Hellamass ranges are supplied in single units.
All fibre optic splice trays from HellermannTyton (apart from IR-SC and Hellipse NZDF SC-1) can accept a range of fibre optic splice inserts (or splice bridges) which can house different numbers and different types of splice protectors on the trays.
The table below illustrates which splice protector inserts are compatible with which splice trays and also the maximum number of splices each tray can accommodate using that insert.
FTTX Solutions from HellermannTyton
HellermannTyton broadband products can be found in all FTTX applications including Fibre to the Home (FTTH), Fibre to the Kerb (FTTK), Fibre to the Mast (FTTM) and Fibre to the Building (FTTB). Optical distribution within a FTTX network can face a number of competing technologies including Direct Fibre, Shared Fibre, Active Optical Networks (AON’s) and Passive Optical Networks (PON’s).
Direct fibre is possibly the simplest form of optical distribution. In this architecture, each fibre leaving the Point of Presence (PoP) goes to only one customer. This type of network provides the customer with excellent bandwidth as they have their own dedicated fibre.
HellermannTyton manufacture a wide range of fibre closures and enclosures that can be applied across all areas of FTTX applications. Many of the sealed dome closures lend themselves to a PON architecture allowing up to 1440 fibres in the largest UFC closure all the way down to 36 fibres with the FST closure.
Fibre to the Home (FTTH)
A Fibre to the Home infrastructure delivers high bandwidth and reliability as well as having the capacity to support service developments of the future. Read more about our Customer Connection Point here.
Fibre to the Mast (FTTM)
Fibre to the Mast enables high capacity and flexible LTE deployment. It can be a cost effective solution to the rural broadband challenge, providing an efficient way of delivering fast internet access to locations with low population density. Read more in our Fibre to the Mast brochure (PDF).
Fibre to the Kerb (FTTK)
Fibre to the Kerb is a telecommunications system where the fibre runs to a platform or cabinet that serves a number of customers. It is the final leg of the infrastructure running over existing copper that helps an FTTK network cost less to deploy.
Fibre to the Campus or Business Park (FTTB)
Whether it's a Fibre to the Building, Campus or Business Park, or even a hospital or out of town retail complex, users require a robust yet flexible network that can deliver high performance and bandwidth over a common infrastructure. See products for the internal IR Fibre Enclosures here.
If you'd like to read more about our FTTX solutions here.