General Cable's Blown Fiber Systems:  Revolutionizing Fiber Networks

Blown Optical Fiber technology provides flexibility in network design, while anticipating and facilitating future changes as the network evolves. It delivers the best fibersolution for backbone, specialty, Fiber-To-The-Desk (FTTD) and Fiber-To-The-Home (FTTH) applications.

General Cable’s Blown Optical Fiber (BOF) System provides significant and measurable time, cost and service benefits to the network throughout its life cycle. Our BOF System, which is offered as 2 thru 12 fibers per Microduct or as 6, 12 or 18 bundled fibers per Microduct solution, provides numerous advantages over conventional fiber optic systems, including the reduction of the total lifecycle cost and an increase in flexibility for the designers of fiber optic networks. Blown optical fiber accommodates Moves, Adds and Changes (MACs) easily and quickly with minimal disruption.

The Blolite® Individual Blown Optical Fiber System is best suited for premise enterprise applications with shorter distances that may contain tight bends and turns. This system employs a series of single or multiple empty Microduct between cable routing points; compressed air is then used to blow the optical fiber into the Microducts, which eliminates potential damage to fibers during installation. Designers have maximum flexibility regarding the number and type of fibers per Microduct. Color-coded fibers are typically supplied on master spools and cut to length during the blowing process.

The second offering is the NextGen® Brand Bundled Blown Optical Fiber System, which is ideal in applications that contain longer, straighter paths. Bundles are comprised of six color-coded optical fibers encapsulated in an extruded blowable jacket. Using a similar process as the Individual BOF System, one, two or three bundles can be installed per Microduct. Additionally, bundles can be “uninstalled” and repurposed elsewhere in your network.

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