Product Description

OFS’ Fortex™ DT Single Jacket Loose Tube Cable delivers the durability and reliability essential for outside plant (OSP) use in an innovative, completely dry cable design. To construct this all-dielectric cable, the optical fibers are placed in space-efficient, 2.5 mm buffer tubes that contain a specially-engineered, super-absorbent yarn that delivers water blocking “on demand.” The color-coded buffer tubes are then stranded around a dielectric central member using the reverse oscillating lay (ROL) stranding technique for easy, mid-span fiber access.

Single Jacket Loose Tube Fiber Optic Cable

As the industry’s first 100%1 dry loose tube cable to meet the water-blocking requirements of ANSI/ICEA and Telcordia OSP cable standards, Fortex DT Single Jacket Cable offers all the benefits of a standard loose tube cable plus it’s completely gel-free – even inside of the buffer tubes!

Unlike traditional OSP fiber optic cables that use gels in direct contact with optical fibers, Fortex DT Single Jacket Cable replaces gels with a specially-designed, super-absorbent yarn in each buffer tube that provides water blocking “on demand”. By eliminating gels and filling compounds, this cable offers virtually effortless splice preparation, while keeping your tools, workspace, closures, and cabinets cleaner. Dry cables are also lighter in weight, making them easier to handle and less of a load on your work crew and plant infrastructure.

In addition to being completely gel-free, Fortex DT Single Jacket Cable offers the same high-performance features as OFS’ traditional loose tube cables. Our 2.5 mm buffer tubes – among the smallest standard tubes in the industry – create far less bulk to be stored in closures and pedestals. Smaller, more flexible buffer tubes also coil more easily and into tighter diameters.

Light Armor Fiber Optic Cable

As the industry’s first 100% dry, loose tube cable to meet the water-blocking requirements of ANSI/ICEA and Telcordia OSP cable standards, the Fortex DT Light Armor Cable offers all the benefits of a standard light armor loose tube cable plus it’s completely gel-free – even inside the buffer tubes!

Unlike traditional OSP cables that use gels in direct contact with optical fibers, the Fortex DT Light Armor Cable replaces gels with a specially-designed, super-absorbent yarn in each buffer tube that provides water blocking “on demand”. By eliminating gels and filling compounds, this cable offers virtually effortless splice preparation, while keeping your tools, workspace, closures, and cabinets cleaner. The Fortex DT Light Armor Cable is also lighter in  weight, making it easier to handle and less of a load on your work crew and plant infrastructure.

Armored Fiber Optic Cable

As the industry’s fi rst 100% dry loose tube cable to meet  the  water-blocking  requirements  of  ANSI/ICEA  and  Telcordia  OSP  cable  standards,  the  Fortex  DT Armored Cable offers all the benefi ts of a standard armored  loose  tube  cable  plus  it’s  completely  gel-free  –  even inside the buffer tubes!

Unlike traditional OSP cables that use gels in direct con-tact  with  optical  fi bers,  the  Fortex  DT  Armored  Cable replaces gels with a specially-designed, super-absorbent yarn in each buffer tube that provides water blocking “on demand”. By eliminating gels and fi lling compounds, this cable  offers  virtually  effortless  splice  preparation,  while  cable  offers  virtually  effortless  splice  preparation,  while  keeping  your  tools,  workspace,  closures,  and  cabinets  keeping  your  tools,  workspace,  closures,  and  cabinets  keeping  your  tools,  workspace,  closures,  and  cabinets  cleaner.  The  Fortex  DT  Armored  Cable  is  also  lighter  in  cleaner.  The  Fortex  DT  Armored  Cable  is  also  lighter  in  cleaner.  The  Fortex  DT  Armored  Cable  is  also  lighter  in weight,  making  it  easier  to  handle  and  less  of  a  load  on  your work crew and plant infrastructure.

In  addition  to  being  completely  gel-free,  the  Fortex  DT  Armored  Cable  offers  the  same  high-performance  features  as  OFS’  traditional  Armored  Loose  Tube  Cable.  Our fl exible 2.5 mm buffer tubes – among the smallest standard  tubes  in  the  industry  –  create  far  less  bulk  to  be stored in closures and pedestals, and coil more easily and  into  tighter  diameters.  Plus,  the  Fortex  DT  Armored  Cable design combines a layer of rugged corrugated steel armor with two durable polyethylene jackets to deliver the muscle  and  rodent  resistance  needed  for  tough  outside  plant use, all in a cable that remains lightweight and easy to handle and install.









Applications

N/A Aerial Duct Fast Installation

Features and Benefits

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  • Totally gel-free fiber optic cable design for cleaner, faster installations
  • Easy to handle and install
  • Highly durable and reliable for duct and lashed aerial installations (including duct-to-lashed aerial) as well as general OSP installations
  • Smaller, more flexible buffer tubes for easier installation and routing
  • Optical fiber counts to 288
  • RDUP (formerly RUS) listed and compliant with ANSI/ICEA, Telcordia, and IEC specifications for reliable performance
  • Available with OFS AllWave® Zero Water Peak (ZWP) Single-Mode Optical Fiber, TrueWave® RS LWP Single-Mode Optical Fiber, and multimode optical fibers
  • Light Armor and Armored Versions provide added protection from rodent attack