Fiber Optic Products

Utilizing the technology that couple ducts in a restoration or transitional scenario, the YOURx-Terminal provides up to 16 drops ports along with two feeder ports using the YOURx FlexPort that provides and air/water tight connection, which reduces overall costs by eliminating the need for expensive proprietary connectors. Ducts are simply brought to the YOURx-Terminal, trimmed to length and pushed into the YOURx FlexPort of the YOURx-Terminal completing the protected pathway. Fiber is now pulled or pushed from the customer premise to the “inside” of the YOURx-Terminal, where connector assembly is completed and mated to a removable FieldShield® FlexCartridge that has been configured to the customer’s application.

The FieldShield FlexCartridge provides splicing capabilities for restoration scenarios or for that rare occasion where an unplanned terminal must be placed in lieu of a factory terminated/tested terminal.

YOURx-Terminal Configurations

Patch Only

The YOURx-Terminal can be configured with a factory-terminated FieldShield Optical Cable, from two to sixteen ports, for the feeder configuration that can be pushed or pulled through FieldShield Microduct to a consolidated splice point in the serving area. Distribution ports are sealed with airtight, water tight caps on the inside of the base, until service turn-up is required.

Optical Components

For customers who are experiencing fiber constraints, optical splitters with pre-terminated drop ports can be deployed to split the signal and maximize network performance. The physical architecture and placement of pathways remain largely the same when using the YOURx-Terminal to service active and distributed split business class services. Flexibility in configuration provides maximum scalability across multiple service classes.

MPO Breakout

The YOURx-Terminal MPO Breakout supports configurations deploying up to sixteen SC pre-connectorized distribution ports terminated to an MPO breakout feeder input port. By simplifying the patch and splice configuration to a plug-and-play solution, deployment is built around a single YOURx-Terminal part number and matching MPO feeder cables built to specific application or standardized lengths.

YOURx-Terminal Mounting Options

Below Grade

The YOURx-Terminal can be placed in a flower pot, pull box, small or large vault and is treated the same way you would treat a splice case. Because ducts are terminated directly into the YOURx-Terminal providing a water-tight, gas-tight seal, along with 100 lbs. of pullout force, the terminal, fully or partially loaded, can be placed directly into the housing of your choice providing the number of ducts and associated slack will fit. As all ducts are terminated into the terminal, it is recommended that duct slack that allows for removal of YOURx-Terminal into sufficient access and working position be applied. Whether that be directly over the access point or pulled into a conditioned environment like a splice trailer, the YOURx-Terminal adjusts to the customer’s craft practices. If a secured placement into this environment is desired (off the bottom of the closure and off of cables/ducts), the mounting options for the above grade pedestal mounted options can be applied. Access to the terminal is no different than a splice case in that the technician will pull the terminal out of the vault/flower pot and access the terminal per company practices. The cover of the terminal is held on with 8 spring clips that can be disengaged with your fingers but provide the necessary compression force to fully seat the cover against the silicon seal on the base of the terminal when all 8 clips are engaged.

Pedestal Mount / Pole Mount

A simple L-bracket with a locking wheel-nut that attaches to the cover of the YOURx-Terminal provides the flexibility to mount the terminal into any pedestal or pole, while providing quick and easy access to the FlexCartridge for adding/removing/troubleshooting service or adding additional ducts.

Strand Mount

The YOURx-Terminal can be strand mounted for aerial applications for plug-and-play applications utilizing a straight F1/F2 hub and spoke approach or for daisy-chaining applications with the use of splitters and MTP/MPO connectivity.

Features & Benefits

Integrity

  • Designed to comply to Telcordia GR-771
  • Supports FieldShield pushable SC connectors for drop applications
  • Supports pre-terminated FieldShield FLATdrop, FieldShield FLEXdrop, FieldShield StrongFiber or FieldShield Pushable Fiber drop cable assemblies for individual drop applications
  • 100% performance tested for insertion loss, return loss and final mechanical inspection

Protection

  • Optimized for use with FieldShield Microduct and Pushable Fiber solutions
  • Black UV resistant thermoplastic designed to resist corrosion
  • Environmentally sealed terminal providing maximum reliability and durability in the harshest OSP environments
  • FieldShield FLATdrop connectors provide bend-limiting, strain relief protection and water-tight seal for flat drop, OSP and FieldShield Cable

Access

  • Accepts up to sixteen 10mm distirbution ports (for 10mm FieldShield Microduct or FLATdrop connector)
  • Accepts up to two 14mm feeder ports (for 14mm FieldShield Microduct)
  • Compact sealed design allows placement above or below grade
  • Optical component solutions maximize existing architectures and eliminate fiber exhaust scenarios

Investment

  • Flexibility in configuration provides maximum scalability across multiple services classes
  • Compatible with all of FieldShield Drop Cable options, which reduces installation time and labor costs by removing expensive splicing labor from the YOURx-Terminal to customer premise
  • Pre-terminated factory polished feeder and drop cables improve network operability across multiple network access points