CommScope (NASDAQ: COMM) today unveiled its new hardened connector series, dubbed Prodigy, which the company says is designed to accelerate and simplify field installation for the fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) networks of the future.
The Prodigy system utilizes universal, small-form hardened connectors for interoperability across different fiber terminals and cable assemblies.
The company says the connector's compact design footprint enables smaller, higher-density terminal layouts, while the platform's self-aligning connectors minimize the chance of connection errors.
Also, to facilitate cable changeouts and upgrades, the system allows converter attachments to be deployed without replacing or splicing the drop cable.
“Prodigy revolutionizes network architecture by making FTTH installations truly plug-and-play,” said Rob Wessels, vice president, Network Cable, CommScope.
Wessels added, “We worked closely with our global operator customers to create and refine Prodigy—applying our broad vision for faster and simpler FTTH networks to building the best connector solutions. These hardened connections will enable operators to simplify installation and minimize their cable footprint today, while facilitating the necessary upgrades and maintenance to their networks for years to come.”
As contended by the company's product announcement:
Prodigy addresses the key demands of modern FTTH installations: speed, density, reliability, flexibility, scalability, and ease of installation. Highlights of the Prodigy system include:
- Universal, small-form hardened connector for high-density environments.
- Features self-guided automatic alignment with self-locking mechanisms for eliminating connection errors and accidental release.
- Features a break-free design, enabling re-use of the Prodigy connector in the event of field connection issues.
- Cable assemblies available with 5 mm round and figure-8 cables in lengths up to 600 meters.
To find out more about the Prodigy series of connectors, visit https://www.commscope.com/ftth-hardened-connectivity-solution/.