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1. (WO2013149150) DEPLOYING OPTICAL FIBERS USING INDEXING TERMINALS

Pub. No.:    WO/2013/149150    International Application No.:    PCT/US2013/034618
Publication Date: Fri Oct 04 01:59:59 CEST 2013 International Filing Date: Sat Mar 30 00:59:59 CET 2013
IPC: G02B 6/46
G02B 6/36
Applicants: ADC TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC.
Inventors: KMIT, Paul
PARSONS, Thomas
GRONVALL, Erik
ELLENS, Douglas, C.
TOUNDAS, Panayiotis
BADAR, Timothy, G.
SMITH, Trevor, D.
Title: DEPLOYING OPTICAL FIBERS USING INDEXING TERMINALS
Abstract:
Indexing terminals enable rapid deployment of a distributed optical network. Each indexing terminal has a single-fiber port and a multi-fiber port. Distribution cables each have a first optical fiber that is optically coupled to the single-fiber port and other optical fibers that are optically coupled to the multi-fiber port of a respective one of the indexing terminals. Each indexing terminal shifts the fibers of the respective distribution cable over one indexed position between the two ends of the distribution cable. A connectorized end of the distribution cable is configured to be plugged into the multi-fiber port of another indexing terminal to enable daisy- chaining of the indexing terminals. Multi-service terminals may be plugged into the single-fiber ports of the indexing terminals to provide additional splitting of optical signals before providing the optical signals to subscribers.