NG4access ODF Overview

The NG4access ODF platform addresses the cable management challenges of today’s high density environments while balancing industry-leading fiber termination density with circuit accessibility. From minimizing your labor requirements, to faster deployment and delivery, the NG4access ODF was designed with innovation and accessibility in mind.

NG4access ODF is a new optical fiber distribution frame (ODF), universal chassis, adapter pack, and cabled module solution set that delivers equal front and rear technician access, the ability to mix-and-match fiber connector types within each frame chassis, and industry-leading termination density. NG4access features a host of TE innovations and sets new standards for managing high density fiber and cabling in the central office, head end and data center.

Why NG4access ODF?

  • Manage your high density networks — NG4access ODF offers industry-leading termination densities
  • Modularized functionality enables rapid cable routing and connections as well as build-as-you-grow fiber capacity
  • Designed for easy technician access to all cables and connectors for rapid installation, turn-ups and maintenance
  • Superior performance — reduced bend radius fiber reduces attenuation caused from tight bends and frequent handling. Low-loss connectors help maintain optimal network uptime.

Features and Benefits:

The NG4access Universal Adapter Pack — an adapter pack that is designed to accept a variety of connector types including singlemode, multimode, angled and ultra polished connectors. Staggered adapter pack design provides for easier fiber identification and access.

The NG4access Universal Chassis and Access Tray — a 7” universal chassis supports up to 576 (LC) or 288 (SC) connections. Each chassis includes up to 24 access trays. A single access tray can hold up to (2) LC12 or SC6 adapter packs, cabled modules or MPO modules, which can be mix-and-matched in the same chassis.

The NG4access Frame — a GR 449 Issue 3 compliant frame that offers equal access to connectors and cable on front and rear side of frame - a first in the industry. The frame accommodates six universal chassis’ per frame.

The NG4access Cabled Module — LC and SC cabled modules are pre-terminated with IFC cable or 24-fiber microcable. Using the LC cabled module, for example, the installer can route a 144-fiber IFC cable to the frame, where 6 groups of 24 fiber cabled modules are terminated using a single click. In contrast, a legacy ODF solution requires an installer to route 144 individual connectors and make 144 separate terminations – a much more labor intensive proposition. The NG4access cabled module with preterminated IFC ensures that connectors are kept in sequential order, and helps prevent accidental fiber breakage or disruption to adjacent fibers which can negatively impact service.

The NG4access MPO Module — a module that accepts LC-24 or SC-12 connectors and features a low-loss MPO connector on back side for easy connections to electronic equipment or the Rapid Fiber panel.

The NG4access Splice Chassis — an innovative new splice chassis that installs below the bottom chassis on the frame, enabling on-frame splicing without sacrificing overall frame termination density.


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