Quick and easy with 3M

Created February 28, 2018
The ECAM cable entry systemTechnologies and Products

3M offers compact, craft friendly fibre optic enclosures, which are designed for quick and easy installations as well as for convenient maintenance.

The BPEO concept offers closures or terminal boxes for different network applications. The range consists of classic watertight IP68 protected black closures for below ground installation as well as light grey terminal boxes with IP56 protection for aerial applications.

The ECAM cable entry system is a 100% mechanical system that does not require the use of heat or electrical power. No special tools are required to complete either the single cable or dual cable assemblies. A watertight cable entry can be obtained without any specific training.

Following a new market trend, additional versions of the BPEO enclosures with internal drop connectivity have been developed. This enables the network owner/installer to realise a concept without the need to store excess drop cable because the drops can be cut to the appropriate length and be terminated in the field with standard SC field mount connectors (FMC´s) by keeping full IP68 water tightness. The SC couplings are held by a faceplate inside of the closure.

As a logical consequence of the new flexible network designs, special versions of the internal connect closures also offer integrated PLC-splitters with different channel counts. The splitters are placed in a dedicated position in the closure. All 250μm splitter legs are protected and guided inside the universal organiser, and stored with labels in separate splice cassettes.

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