Nexans announces BRIGHTBOX™
May 2022 by Marc Jacob
Nexans Telecom Systems announced the launch of BRIGHTBOX™, a versatile and user-friendly splice and patching closure for aerial and underground FTTx applications.
BRIGHTBOX™ is a closure range for splicing or patching optical cable and is designed for aerial and underground applications. It is designed to be highly versatile, includes smart technologies & additional security features, and is available in two sizes with capacity of 144 and 288 splices. Options for patching are also possible, and the innovative fibre management system allows flexibility for cabling. The watertight closure is made with high-strength material to reach an IK09 level and IP68 watertightness and dust protection.
The main function of BRIGHTBOX™ is as a junction box for up to 288 fibres, or as a distribution box for up 32 drop cables, or a mix or drop & distribution cables. Using the combs located on each side, the loose tubes or microbundles can be routed directly in the organiser, but it is also possible to route each individual fibre to a splice cassette thanks to a dedicated path allowing single fibre management. The clamping system is able to support up to 4 drop or distribution cables. Two versions are available depending on the type of cable, offering a direct strain relief of the reinforcement elements like aramid yarns or strength members of the cable, and the closure is designed to allow preparation outside the box in order to simplify the installation on site.
Network security is another big concern for operators, and as an option, the BRIGHTBOX™ can be equipped with a keyless locking system which can control access to the closure using a digital solution called Nexans INFRABIRD™ to avoid any uncontrolled or accidental opening.