From fiber connections to homes to deployments between cities or under the sea, OFS provides cost-effective solutions that meet the highest standards of reliability. In today’s competitive business environment, make sure your organization is equipped with the latest technology. See how OFS can help you expand your application.
From the Head End/Central Office to the Home, Business or Multiple Dwelling Unit, our solutions help increase return on investments in Fiber-To-The-Subscriber (FTTX) networks. OFS offers the FOX Solution® Offering, a comprehensive solution that helps service providers achieve maximum performance and reliability for deployments in a broad range of environments, including those previously hard to reach. Understanding that one design does not fit all, our FTTX Design Center can also help optimize your network design with its OptiCost™ FTTX Modeling Services.
Implementing a modern metropolitan optical network can be complicated and challenging. Space limitation, efficiency, and reliability are only the initial issues to consider when choosing the right fiber infrastructure. Network flexibility and upgradability have also become important. Careful choices in connectivity and optical cables for use in ducts of highly congested metropolitan networks can make the difference in performance, implementation cost and long-term integrity of the light path.
The datacom capabilities supporting the Enterprise and Data Center markets are increasing at a swift pace. Applications such as Voice over IP and Video-streaming and –teleconferencing are pushing data communication rates to 10 Gigabit Ethernet and beyond in Enterprise networks. A focus on security and disaster recovery combined with increased government legislation on data warehousing, and focus on healthcare and financial record keeping is driving phenomenal amounts of IT spending in Data Centers and Storage Area Networks. OFS is a recognized leader of high speed 1 and 10 Gb/s optical fiber, cable and connectivity products and is helping the Enterprise and Data Center markets keep up with bandwidth demand.
Long Haul Network
Long haul networks carry huge loads of information between cities, through mountains, and from coast to coast, creating challenges to keep the signal clear and the loss minimal. Finding the most appropriate fibers that combine the lowest dispersion and smallest dispersion slope is crucial for signals to travel over
long distances with minimum need for costly dispersion compensation. OFS makes this easy by offering outstanding optical fibers and cables especially designed for this application.
OFS is ready to help solve the bottleneck in central offices, or wire centers, with exceptional cables and connectivity products. The existing installations usually have fiber distribution networks that were installed to support only high-capacity interoffice traffic, with much of the fiber feeder applications (digital loop carrier) having only been deployed over the last few years. Since in many cases fiber growth for most offices has been greatly underestimated, the forecasted growth for fiber in the loop applications over the next 10 years is likely to place an immense strain on the management of the fiber networks within the wire centers.
A transoceanic fiber optic network has special challenges all its own. The distances are tremendous, there are no convenient places to install equipment for signal regeneration, and the system is deployed in a challenging environment. A clear requirement of a transoceanic fiber optic network is the ability to transmit signals as far as possible without regeneration. OFS has solved this need with industry-leading, high-performance fiber products that optimize optical network performance under the sea.
OFS offers a wide range of products that provide solutions to companies developing new and improved photonic products.
OFS is teaming with several OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) to provide that both the active and passive optical components used in their products and designs have the highest performance in the industry. OFS has a heritage of bringing to market innovative products and designs which help to maximize the performance of the overall system creating a compelling value proposition. OFS works with its customers to jointly solve and creatively deploy revolutionary products and services to the market.
Cell Sites & Towers
OFS offers solutions that can bring fiber to cell sites faster and more efficiently than conventional offerings. They are the answer for carriers seeking low-fiber-count drop cabling systems that are compact and easy- to-install, yet durable enough to withstand the elements while supporting video driven Gigabit bandwidths. OFS innovative, state-of-the-art solutions are bend-optimized, compact and robustly designed to help reduce bending losses and space requirements, and can be configured flexibly to address the different needs and conditions of cell sites.
EZ-Bend® Optical Technology
Drop cables featuring EZ-Bend Optical Technology can be bent to 5 mm radius and be stapled, with negligible signal loss and no degradation in picture quality, offering reliable support for FTTX applications, including high-definition television (HDTV), on-demand video, ultra high speed data, voice, online gaming and many other revenue-generating services. EZ-Bend Optical Technology supports multiple dwelling unit (MDU) and in-home wiring applications.
FOX Solution® Offering
The FOX (Fiber Optics to-the-X) Solution® Offering is a comprehensive solution that helps service providers to achieve maximum return on investment (ROI) for Fiber-To-The-Subscriber (FTTX) deployments in a broad range of environments, including those previously hard to reach. The System offers fast, cost-effective network deployment and can reduce initial investment costs and create additional revenue-generating opportunities.
V-Linx™ Spool & Play Solution
The MDU environment offers signiﬁcant challenges to network providers. Ranging from older existing buildings to new constructed facilities, the cabling strategy can vary greatly. OFS’ V-Linx Spool and Play Solution is designed to address the varying conditions in MDU infrastructure. Uniquely designed for dense, multiﬂoor units, the V-Linx Solution provides components that can be conﬁgured ﬂexibly to address the profusion of cabling conditions within both Greenﬁeld and Brownﬁeld environments.
OptiCost™ Modeling Services
The OptiCost™ FTTX Models used to provide this service include guidelines for selecting solutions for single-family residences (SFR) and multi-dwelling units (MDU), as well as charts for splitter location and multiple cabinet planning. They analyze a series of factors or “dynamics” that are unique to each provider, and show the costs and attributes of different optical distribution designs for each configuration, that then can be compared to help find a cost-effective solution.