FACT ODF SYSTEM

 

For almost 30 years, CommScope has led the industry with solutions such as FIST fiber management system, providing a system of fiber management from the central office through the customer premises. Now, we continue that leadership with the introduction of the FACT ODF system, enabling faster and easier installation in a high density environment. The toolless system approach and the high level of modularity guarantee an easy migration path towards new connectivity platforms and expansion of existing central office sites.

FACT modules support full patch and/or splice-patch functions within a rack environment. Trays within the element can be configured with adapters, splicing and passive optical components. Trays are staggered for easy fiber routing and access to connectors.Currently available, the FACT standard version integrates into a current partially or non-equipped FIST-GR2/3 frame or lineup.

Features

  • Patching, using patch cords, connectorized breakout or intrafacility cables
  • Splicing loose tube, non-connectorized intrafacility or breakout cables to pigtails and patching these pigtails to patch cords
  • Supports integration of passive optical splitters and wavelength division multiplexers
  • Various connector/adapter types possible
  • Enhanced modularity created by stacking four elements together in a 3HU grouping
  • Full patching capability on the elements and between elements in one module and across modules
  • Use of connectorized cables allows repair of pigtails
  • Easy identification of each fiber
  • Kits available to attach cables at the side of the elements
  • Full wrap-around solution accessible from the front to guide fibers and pigtail
  • Can be installed in FIST racks and metric (ETSI) rack sizes
  • FACT elements and modules are shipped with the maximum number of trays already installed.

Benefits of advanced element patching

  • Easy: Full front access and non-moving fiber during element manipulation
  • Fast: Toolless scalable system
  • Clean: Both sides easily accessible for cleaning adapters
  • Safe: Laser light oriented perpendicularly to the operator
  • Accessible: Guaranteed full front access at both sides of connection
  • Visible: Patch cords do not hamper access or visibility of ports
  • Secure: Because of their position in the trays, connectors are better protected than in some front facing patch shelves
  • Manipulation of patch cords does not cause transient losses
  • Reconnection to other positions in the same tray or shelf does not result in uncontrolled overlengths
  • Bend controls guide and protect the pigtail cable and ensure controlled cable routing

Dimensions of FACT elements

Fact Elements Chart

Ordering FACT modules

  • Element colors: Orange (RAL 2011) and grey (RAL 7035)
  • Elements are always ordered fully loaded
  • For a list of accessories and consumables, please refer to the FACT accessories ordering guide
  • Elements are configured with single adapters*
  • Cable construction (the number of fibers per cable) will determine the number and combination of elements to be ordered
  • Depending on the cable’s fiber count, at least one of the total number required to support that number of fibers must be releasable (equipped with a latch that allows a set/combination of elements to be removed from the rack)
  • Elements support most common cable constructions (loose tube, central core, IFC)
  • Four (4) elements equal 3HU (125mm)

* For FACT elements with adapter packs, please contact your local sales representative.
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1 SC connectors with up to 2.4mm patch cords
2 LC connectors with up to 1.8mm patch cords
* Element ships with 2 trays, each with 12 LC adapters (24 LC connections);
48 LC connections in total.
Unused tray may be discarded or used for future growth.
** Each elements ship with 2 trays, each with 12 LC adapters (24 LC connections).
96 LC connections in total.
Unused trays may be discarded or used for future growth.

FACT STANDARD SIZE

Ordered for retrofit into a current partially or non-equipped FIST-GR2/3 frame or lineup.
FACT STANDARD SIZE

Ordering Information

FIST-GR Retrofit

FACT Module – Standard Size

Patch only. No Cable.
Standard kit includes:

  • Trumpets
  • Hook and loop fasteners

Back plates ordered separately.

  • Size of back plate defined by port/fiber count. See page 8 for information.
FIST-GR Retrofit Order Info

 

ORDERING INFORMATION

FIST-GR Retrofit

FACT Module – Standard Size

Splice/Patch. No Cable.

Standard kit includes:

  • Trumpets
  • Hook and loop fasteners

Back plates ordered separately.

Size of back plate defined by port/fiber count. See page 8 for information.

Cable attachment kits ordered separately.

Attachment size defined by cable size and fiber type. See pages 9 and 10 for information.
FIST-GR Retrofit Chart


 

Order Information
FIST-GR Retrofit image 2

FACT Module – Standard Size

Splice/Patch. Pre-cabled.
Standard kit includes:

    • Trumpets (pre-installed)
    • Cable attachments (pre-installed)
    • Hook and loop fasteners

Back plates ordered separately.
Size of back plate defined by port/fiber count. See page 8 for information.

FIST-GR Retrofit Chart 2

Back plates for standard size FACT elements and modules

NOTE: When an empty FIST-GR3 rack is to be fully loaded with FACT elements, a kit (FACT-BPLATE-28E-S) is available. This one piece plate accommodates 28 FCE and occupies one half of the FIST-GR3 (2.2m) rack. Please contact your local sales representative for more information.

FACT Chart 3

Cable attachment kits for standard size FACT elements and modules

Fact Table
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