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 3M Telecommunications Product Catalogue for Europe



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The installation and extension of public telecommunications networks require customer-specific solutions, allowing them to fully operate as cost-effective, secure and future-oriented networks.


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German Catalog Chapter headings 1. Solutions for Central Office
Modern connection technologies are expected to be more feature rich than traditional connection techniques. Speed and simplicity are of the essence. These requirements go beyond central office - connection technologies must be flexible enough for use in the whole network from main distribution frame to local distribution box.

German Catalog Chapter headings 2. Solutions for Outside Plant
3M Telecommunications offers an extensive range of housings and closures for outside plant. They are available in a variety of sizes, made from either plastic or metal. For housings, the preferred connection technologies are SID or QSA/LSA plus. For closures the proven splice methods Scotchlok or MS2 are more appropriate. These give the maximum number of splices in the smallest possible space.

German Catalog Chapter headings 3. Solutions for Customer Premise
Products ranging from wall distribution to system distribution boxes. The product range of distribution boxes offers small distribution boxes made of thermoplastic synthetic material (ABS) as well as distribution boxes for surface and flush-mounting. VKA distribution boxes for surface mounting feature a rotating baseplate FlexiBase which allows for flexible mounting of SID-CD or SID-C strips.

German Catalog Chapter headings 4. Specific Connectors
3M Telecommunications also offers a range of products dedicated to specific applications.

German Catalog Chapter headings 5. FTTx - Central Office
Cost-effectiveness, shorter installation periods, higher packing density and increasing digitization are drivers for the expansion or new construction of main distribution frame systems. These are the drivers for 3M's central office solutions.

German Catalog Chapter headings 6. FTTx - Outside Plant
3M offers a wide range of protection products, cable cleaning and network marking products suitable for use in FTTx network. With 3M proven mechanical sealing technology, all 3M fibre optic closures are suitable for applications within FTTx networks such as track (backbone), spur (branch) or distribution points. Outdoor fibre optic distribution boxes are available for the "last mile" applications.

German Catalog Chapter headings 7. FTTx - Customer Premise
For residential cabling, 3M Telecommunications offers a portfolio, that incorporates passive fibre optic interconnect system based on international cabling standards: traditional interconnect products like FC, SC, ST and LC connectors; mechanical optical splices; wall mount indoor / outdoor distribution boxes.

German Catalog Chapter headings 8. FTTx - Fibre Optics Connectivity
3M™ offers a complete line of single-mode & multimode ferruled fibre optic connectors including Hot Melt and Crimplok™ connectors in ST, SC, FC and LC style. To complement this, connectors are also available terminated as pigtails or patch cords in a variety of lengths. There is also an extensive range of mounting hardware & accessories.

German Catalog Chapter headings 9. Diagnostics and Locating
Welcome to the Dynatel family of rugged and reliable diagnostic test equipment and locating and marking products. Dynatel products in their familiar yellow cases are recognized worldwide for versatility, ease of use and global support from 3M.

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