Product Information

Applications

Designed to simplify the placement of fiber, FieldShield StrongFiber reduces the cost of any fiber deployment while providing industry leading protection when combined with FieldShield Microducts. StrongFiber is pulled through microduct at turn-up maximizing installation efficiency. In the event of a duct or fiber being damaged or for future upgrades, the fiber can be easily pulled from the microduct. The duct is then repaired and a new FieldShield StrongFiber Assembly is pushed or pulled through the microduct for a fast and cost-effective restoration or upgrade.

StrongFiber may be used in place of a traditional patch cord for reduced cable pileup within the route-path of new or traditionally oversubscribed frames within a central office, headend, data center or remote hut. StrongFiber is 85% smaller than traditional 3 mm patch cords and 69% smaller than 1.2 mm patch cords. The reduced size and weight makes the fiber less susceptible to micro-bends and makes it much easier to store using any fiber management element.

FieldShield StrongFiber

FieldShield StrongFiber

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Description

FieldShield StrongFiber is a durable high tensile strength fiber when compared to other fibers of its size. It is suitable for both indoor and outdoor environments. Manufactured with premium bend-insensitive fiber, FieldShield StrongFiber offers high tensile strength to resist damage to the fiber during installation in the FieldShield Microducts. When terminated with a FieldShield Pullable Connector, the FieldShield StrongFiber can be quickly deployed, and in turn, reduces installation time drastically.

FieldShield StrongFiber Deploy Reel

The FieldShield StrongFiber Deploy Reel is a 4.5”x 1” spool, designed to hold up to 300 feet of StrongFiber, with integrated bulkhead and pre-mated adapter that can easily be mounted into a small form factor fiber management element of choice. The small form factor of the 900um fiber makes slack storage minimal and easy to accommodate, while the exceptional pull strength of StrongFiber makes it craft-friendly and easy for the technician to handle without fear of fiber damage. With less cable weight and, therefore, less co-efficient of friction (COF), installations are more timely and with minimal friction as the cable is pulled through bends and turns throughout the microduct route path. Reducing the size requirements of the access point (above or below grade) provides a more aesthetically pleasing solution in the neighborhood.

Features and Benefits

Integrity

  • Available in singlemode
  • Supports all SC and LC connectors

Protection

  • Bend-insensitive (G.657.A2) fiber protects optical signal with minimal to zero attenuation
  • Lightweight with low coefficient of friction to maximize pull distances

Access

  • Standard color is black
  • Tech-friendly 900 μm fiber
  • Suitable for all types of indoor implementations

Investment

  • Quick and easy deployment allows capital investment to be aligned to customer take rates

Technical Specifications

Specification

Description

Fiber

OFS All Wave Flex + Fiber or equivalent

Water Peak

ZWP (Zero Water Peak)

Bend-Insensitive

Meets G.657 A2

Color

Black

Length

Up to 300 feet

 Fiber Count

Single Fiber

 Pullable Connectors

FieldShield SC/UPC, SC/APC

 Standard Connectors

SC/UPC, SC/APC, LC/UPC, LC/APC

 Mode

Singlemode

 Outside Diameter

900 um

 Material

Thermoplastic Blend, Low Smoke/Fume, Non-Halogen Flame Retardant

 Rating

OSP Temperature Rated

 Bend Radius

10 mm Minimum

 Operating Temperature

-40°F to 176°F (-40°C to 80°C)

 Installation Temperature

-14°F to 158°F (-26°C to 70°C)

 Installation Tension

18 lbs.

Physical Glass Characteristics

Characteristic

Description

Fiber Size

250um

Clad Diameter

125.0 +/- 0.7 um

Core/Clad Concentricity Error (Offset)

≤1%

Coating Diameter (Uncolored)

≤ 0.5 μm maximum, < 0.2 μm typically

Coating-Clad Concentricity Error

235 - 245 um

Tensile Proof Test

(Offset) ≤ 12 μm

Coating Strip Force Range

≥ 0.3 lbf < 2.0 lbf (≥ 1.3 N < 8.9 N)

Performance Specifications

Minimum Performance Specifications for Terminated Singlemode Connectors

Connector Type

Ferrule Material

Polish Type 

Ins. Loss Typical (dB) 

Max. Ins. Loss (dB) 

Min. Ret. Loss (dB) 

SC

Ceramic

UPC 

0.15 

0.20 

55.00 

LC

Ceramic

UPC

0.15

0.20

55.00

SC

Ceramic

APC

0.18

0.20

65.00

LC

Ceramic

APC

0.18

0.20

65.00