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TE Connectivity Unveils Thermal Adhesive Coated (TAC) Fiber System for Faster Indoor Fiber Installations and Improved Aesthetics

TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity, debuts a new fiber installation system that enables fast, flexible and discrete deployment of fiber optic cable in indoor environments. The thermal adhesive coated (TAC) fiber system will be unveiled at the optical fiber communication (OFC) conference on March 9-13, 2014, at San Francisco’s Moscone Center. The system uses a unique handheld tool and 900 micron fiber cable with integrated adhesive to enable a fast, consistent method for installing fiber throughout a building with minimal visibility. The portable fiber system can be used for any indoor installation – minimizing the installer’s equipment costs and speeding time on the premises.

Thermal Adhesive Coated (TAC) Fiber System (Photo: Business Wire)

Thermal Adhesive Coated (TAC) Fiber System (Photo: Business Wire)

“Indoor fiber installers are faced with many challenges as property owners and tenants grow less tolerant of unsightly broadband cable and equipment in their living space,” says Jaxon Lang, vice president of TE Broadband Networks. “The TAC fiber system provides installers with a fast and easy technique for deploying fiber seamlessly around baseboard, windows and trim work – holding firmly in place and nearly invisible to the casual observer.”

The TAC fiber system utilizes a cordless, handheld fiber dispenser tool. When turned on, the device triggers the heat-activated microcable, enabling the fiber to bond continuously to the surface area as it is being applied. Unlike traditional indoor fiber solutions, no messy caulking, staples or brackets are required – and the same equipment can be leveraged for any indoor fiber application. The TAC fiber system also employs reduced bend radius fiber technology that is less susceptible to attenuation loss resulting from tight bends and handling. The system’s cable also works with field installable connectors or can be fusion spliced for connecting to a wall plate or optical network terminal (ONT).

For more information on TE Connectivity’s thermal adhesive coated (TAC) fiber system, visit Booth #1521 at the OFC Conference 2014.

About TE Connectivity

TE Connectivity (NYSE: TEL) is a $13 billion world leader in connectivity. The company designs and manufactures products at the heart of electronic connections for the world’s leading industries including automotive, energy and industrial, broadband communications, consumer devices, healthcare, and aerospace and defense. TE Connectivity’s long-standing commitment to innovation and engineering excellence helps its customers solve the need for more energy efficiency, always-on communications and ever-increasing productivity. With nearly 90,000 employees in over 50 countries, TE Connectivity makes connections the world relies on to work flawlessly every day. To connect with the company, visit:

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