ORLANDO, FL — OFS, a manufacturer of fiber optic products, launched the InvisiLight Façade Solution for low-rise buildings or garden style dwelling units.

The InvisiLight solution portfolio from OFS includes InvisiLight Drop Cable Solution to residential homes, InvisiLight MDU Solution for building hallways and the vastly popular InvisiLight ILU Solution for indoor living units. This portfolio is well integrated with the SlimBox branded portfolio of terminals and closures, offering a level of modularity demanded by the market.

The new InvisiLight Façade Solution is offered with a twelve or twenty-four fiber count indoor/outdoor rated cable, which can be installed on the face of a building or tucked behind other outdoor structures such as rain water downspouts. The two cables have a 3.0mm and 3.8mm diameter respectively and can be factory pre-terminated or connectorized on site with a fusion splice or a mechanical connector.

Easy Handling of Sharp Corners

During installation, the cables are connected to an outdoor building terminal that is usually installed at the base of a building. From the terminal, the cable can be installed vertically on the face of the building into the attic and be connected to a distribution terminal from which EZ-Bend Fiber Optic Cables can be fished down into living units. Alternatively, the cable can be placed along the building facade using clips to pass each living unit with compact slack loops placed outside or inside the unit. From this point, the optical fiber can easily be extracted to connect to the other InvisiLight solutions to reach the Optical Network Terminal (ONT). OFS’ EZ-Bend Optical Fiber is used in the InvisiLight Façade cable and all InvisiLight products. With its 2.5 mm bend radius, this fiber easily handles the sharp corners typically encountered when conforming the cable neatly to the building.

Since 2012, OFS has developed discrete and easily installable solutions for buildings and homes with InvisiLight Solutions. The InvisiLight Façade Solution solves an old pain point of visible exterior cabling or raceways, with a new virtually invisible approach to place fiber on and into buildings.