Placing more fibers in existing distributors. Network operators worldwide are facing this task. Wherever they want to expand Fiber to the Home offerings, implement Smart Cities or upgrade campus networks and data centers - the same task is facing them today. Fiber optic cabling must be expanded and compressed to connect more subscribers and transmit more data faster. R&M, the global Swiss developer and provider of connectivity systems for high-quality, high-performance network infrastructures, solves this task with the new PRIME Ribbon distribution module. The slide-in module for the fiber optic distributor rack PRIME connects ribbon fiber cables with a flexible and proven PRIME program. With this type of cable, the number of optical fibers in a rack can be increased by 30 % to 40 %. 

In comparison to single-fiber cables, ribbon fiber cables offer several advantages. They enable a higher number of fibers with the same cable diameter as well as the splicing of 8 or 12 fibers in one working step With this technology, three to four times more fibers can be laid in a conduit or rack than usual. 

The PRIME ribbon distribution modules from R&M occupy a 3/4 height unit in a 19" rack. Their capacity is 96 fibers. In addition to the splice patch variant with LC duplex or SC couplings, R&M offers a pure splice variant for 288 splices. 

The PRIME ribbon distribution modules are suitable for fiber to the home projects in combination with the PRIME racks. They are used for network expansion in central offices, POPs, and street cabinets. Data centers use them to consolidate the fiber optic cabling of meet-me rooms and zone distributors. Campus networks and backbones in large buildings are also among the areas of application.

About R&M

R&M (Reichle & De-Massari AG) is a globally active group of companies in the information and communication technology sectors, based in Wetzikon, Switzerland. The company develops, manufactures and sells future-proof products and systems for communication and data networks. Thanks to its innovative strength, R&M now covers the entire connectivity range alongside network cabling. R&M network solutions can be used in LAN, telecommunication, Fiber to the Home and data centers. The family company founded in 1964 has its own production plants in 13 locations.