Sumitomo Electric Lightwave’s Freeform Ribbon® Outside Plant Central Tube fiber optic ribbon cable features 200um color-coded optical fibers for easy fiber identification and Sumitomo’s exclusive patented pliable ribbons. The twelve fiber ribbons enable connectorization with both MPO and all industry standard connectors. The non-preferential bend axis allows for easy installation in space constrained applications.
Sumitomo Electric’s patented Freeform Ribbon® construction is designed to both pack densely in small form factor cables while still being capable to transform quickly, by hand ONLY, to splice-ready form similar to standard ribbon for fast and easy 12 fiber ribbon splicing (for both in-line and fusion splice-on connector splicing applications).
The cable’s all-dielectric, dry core design includes a dry water-blocking tape that eliminates cable flooding gels, thereby eliminating the cleaning and blocking preparation steps associated with standard gel-filled cables. The use of a totally dry cable speeds overall installation, termination, and splicing while reducing labor and material costs. The all dielectric design requires no grounding or bonding.