tde box redesigned for 288 splices

Created March 29, 2023
Technologies and Products

Trans data elektronik GmbH (tde) has redesigned its tML master splice box and designed it for an even higher packing density and increased the capacity from 144 splices to 288 splices. Network technicians can splice these to an indoor or outdoor cable via MPO/MTP pigtails in a space-saving manner, up to 12 times 24.

The box can be used for applications in data centres and telecom or FttX sectors, as well as for campus cabling where either required cable lengths cannot always be determined in advance, or structural conditions do not permit length determination. Tde says that in combination with its modular cabling systems tML Standard, tML Xtended, tML 24 and MDC or SN modules, companies save rack space, however mit it can also be used independently of tML system

The tML master splice box can be used for simple termination of non-pre-assembled indoor and outdoor cables. The fibre optic cables can be inserted via the removable cable opening with an integrated cable fan-out unit at the rear of the splice box. Using fusion splicing, network technicians can connect the fibre ends with up to 12 x 24 MPO/MTP pigtails and store them in standard splice cassettes. To speed up and simplify the assembling on site, tde delivers the MTP/MPO pigtails completely pre-installed and prepared.

“Commonly, space available in data centres, but also in FTTx installations, is very limited and expensive – it should be used efficiently. The easiest possibility to do so, is with our tML fibre optic master splice box with the highest possible packing density in the industry, in addition to this it also has a very low installation depth,” says André Engel, managing director of tde. He added, “Since outdoor cables are usually not suitable for installation in buildings due to fire protection regulations, network technicians have to terminate the cables coming from outside. To fix this problem, our master splice box should be the first choice.”

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This article was written
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.