The FOX Solution SlimBox Drop System – Where Simplicity and Versatility Meet to Provide a Smarter FTTH Connection

The OFS FOX Solution® SlimBox® SlimBox®™ Drop System provides a versatile solution  from  a  single  platform  for  making  the  FTTH  connection  to  MDU (Multifamily Dwelling Unit) or SFU (Single Family Unit) subscribers. The SlimBox Drop Terminal can support up to 16 FOX Solution  Drop Cable Assemblies enabling speedy plug and play connections to customers – with standard non-proprietary connectors all sealed inside a single enclosure. A variety of compatible FOX Solution Drop Cable Assemblies  are  available  –  including  EZ-Bend®  4.8  mm  assemblies  enabling  sharp  unmanaged  bends  for  even  fast  installations  where  space is at a premium. The terminal can alternatively be configured for fusion splicing or OFS fi eld installable mechanical connectors. It may also be provided with either two 1X8 splitters or a single 1X16 splitter to support distributed or cascaded passive optical networks in addition to functioning as a drop terminal.

Connection to distribution cables can be either through  a  factory  installed  tether  spliced  to  a  closure,  or  the  distribution  cable  be  routed  through  the  terminal  and  directly  spliced  to  drop pigtails within the SlimBox – avoiding the cost  of  the  additional  splice  closure  required  by other competitive drop solutions. The SlimBox Drop Terminal may be pole, pedestal, or aerial  mounted  and  meets  GR-3120  for  reliable performance. It is easily enterable and resealed through an innovative clamshell clamping  system,  and  fusion  splices  are  isolated  in  a separate chamber from the subscriber drop connections.

With  multifunctional  support  using  standard  connectors – simplicity and versatility meet in the FOX Solution SlimBox Drop System.

Applications

N/A FTTx MDU

Features and Benefits

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  • Plug-and-Play subscriber connections with factory connectorized drop assemblies
  • Standard SC-APC Connectors
  • One terminal part number supports up to 16 drop connections with Factory Terminated or Field Installed Mechanical Connectors, or fusion splicing
  • OFS AllWave® FLEX+ Fiber standard in all drop, pigtail, and tether assemblies
  • Mid-span splicing into distribution cable
  • 1 x 16 or two 1 x 8 splitters available; factory or field installable in terminal
  • Labelling on inside of door
  • Fast subscriber connections without need for fusion splice equipment
  • Non-proprietary connector system. Easy to clean with standard cleaning kits. No O-ring seals to fail. Simple push-on installation
  • Reduced Inventory. Fast and easy craft learning process working with one vs. multiple terminals
  • Low bending loss for improved system performance and/or increased safety margins
  • Supports variety of drop installation needs
  • Sharp unmanaged bends with negligible loss for fast installations where space is at a premium. May eliminate outdoor transition box and connection by placing a cable into residence and connecting directly to Indoor ONT
  • Avoids need for additional splice closure required by proprietary hardened connector systems
  • Low cost - PON splitter and drop cable connection functionality from a single terminal
  • Easy subscriber identification helping to enable accurate moves, adds, and changes