R&M, the globally active developer and provider of cabling systems for high-quality network infrastructures, based in Wetzikon, Switzerland, is launching a new generation of sturdy and flexible connection boxes for fiber optic networks. The Polaris-box 6 is used to supply single and multi dwelling units, terraced houses and comparable building complexes with fiber optics.

"The new Polaris-box 6 from R&M is an all-rounder," says R&M Product Manager Patrick Schilter. "Its area of use ranges from the building entry point on the facade or in the basement through floor distributors to power outlets in offices and apartments. Network operators can set up both point to point and point to multipoint cabling with the compact FO distributor."

Polaris-box 6

Demand for the new Polaris-box launched in June is very high.

The dust-tight and waterproof housing with lift-up lid can accommodate up to twelve plug and up to 60 splice connections. There is also space for four FMTS 1TPU splice trays or two 2TPU splitter trays. They can be inserted and removed easily in no time at all. During development, R&M set great store by ensuring that the Polaris-box is suitable for any outdoor use. The housing itself fulfills the requirements of protection class IP67. Dangerous dust and powerful jets of water cannot permeate it. An integrated housing seal made in two-component injection molding technique makes sure of that. The modular cable seal solutions fulfill IP65 requirements. The two-part seal with slit elements for cable entries is an R&M innovation. The cables are easy to insert in the slits and no longer have to be laboriously threaded through seals – as is the case with conventional boxes.

Installation teams can add individually required connection modules on site. Fiber routing and configurations can be modified and retrofitted at any time. Compatible adapters: SC, E-2000* and LC-D (SFF). Three outside installation points with slotted holes enable the fast assembly and exact positioning even on slanty walls. Knock-out cable grommets on all four sides and at the back give installers more leeway when it comes to positioning. For fast access during maintenance, the lid can be opened, removed at 45° or locked at a position of 120° without tools.

R&M is convinced that an unobtrusive design and light synthetic material increase acceptance by householders. With a height of six centimeters and otherwise compact dimensions, the Polaris-box 6 can be positioned virtually anywhere in a building.

* E-2000™, manufactured under license from Diamond SA, Losone

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.