ANGACOM 2019: Emtelle, HellermannTyton, Senko launch ‘ultimate’ plug & play ruggedised drop solution to the FTTx market

Created June 5, 2019
Technologies and Products

Emtelle, HellermannTyton and Senko Advanced Components revealed the fruits of a collaborative project and launched a new solution into the FTTx market. Unveiled at the Emtelle booth on the first day of the exhibition, FibreTap is a pre-connectorised, non-splice, plug and play solution designed for overhead and underground use. The product is designed to improve speed of installation and save time at the customer drop through its plug and play connection method. At the launch, it was revealed that the project has been under wraps while the companies worked on designing and testing the solution.

Emtelle has provided the pre-connectorised 5/2mm and 6/3.2mm universal drop cable with 2-8 G657A2 fibres pre-installed. HellermannTyton has provided a specially designed Optical Network Terminator (ONT) closure, as well as a new IP68 -rated fibre plug and play adapter block for pole or chamber installations. Finally, Senko has provided an LC blown fibre type connector, a mechanical splice alternative solution for the ONT, as well as a bespoke version of its compact IP connector for plug and play solutions.

The companies say that with an increase in demand for fibre worldwide and to cope with the ever-increasing need for broadband speeds as the online world grows, there comes the need to provide operators with solutions that are easy-to-install, reliable, and futureproof, and FibreTap has been designed to meet these requirements. In addition, the simplified design requires minimal training to install whilst giving maximum opportunity for high quality fibre connections.

Matthew Hunter, Managing Director at HellermannTyton, reiterated the importance of the strong partnership, saying: “It made logical sense to partner with Emtelle and Senko to create such a solution, due to our long-standing relationships and 180+ years’ experience between us. To pre-connectorise our closures to Emtelle’s quality cable with Senko’s ruggedised connector, makes a complete solution that helps installers worldwide on making fibre installations quicker, easier and more effective.”

Chief Executive Officer at Emtelle Tony Rodgers said: “Working together, combining our experience and our manufacturing and testing facilities, has allowed us to maximise our design and testing efforts to ensure our new ruggedised drop solution really is ‘plug and play’. All components of this solution have been tested to withstand extreme conditions and designed specifically to answer operator needs worldwide.”

“It’s been great to combine three world leaders in their own right that have three individually great components into one exceptional solution for the FTTX market,” added Miguel Miyamoto, General manager at Senko Euro. “We’re truly excited to see this solution growing to become the go-to solution for operators worldwide.”

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by Peter Dykes

Peter Dykes is a independent telecoms and technology journalist who has over that last 30 years written for a wide range of B2B publications and companies. A former BT engineer, he specialises in networks and associated support systems. He is currently Editor of Optical Connections.