May 03, 2011
3M Debuts One Pass Mini Fiber Pathway Solution
By Sujata Garud
3M (News - Alert) launched the 3M One Pass Mini Fiber Pathway, a single-fiber, adhesive-backed, surface-mount cable pathway and drop cable solution at the 2011 Broadband Properties Summit last week. The solution is designed to enable telecom service providers and property owners to take fiber deep into a living unit discreetly with minimal subscriber disruption.
“We chose the One Pass solution from 3M because it was the only solution that offered fast installation with minimal disruption to our residents and an unobtrusive design,” said Jack Mazaraki, Pacific Park's consulting architect, in a release. “One Pass was a great solution for this property. The fiber to the unit network is delivering an excellent TV service with minimal aesthetic impact. The platform also provides a solid platform for the future delivery of additional services to residents, such as IP-based access control and security options.”
The One Pass Fiber Pathway solution is a new addition to the One Pass family of products from 3M. Two years ago, the release of the One Pass Fiber Pathway hallway solution revolutionized FTTP network installation for MDUs with a horizontal cable pathway and drop cable solution installed in just one pass around a hallway perimeter with an estimated installation savings of 35% per floor. The One Pass Fiber Pathway has been installed by operators in more than a dozen countries.
The solution installed in just one pass has several benefits including quiet installation, maintaining signal integrity and delivering a high-performance broadband solution in a low-profile package. Both the 3M One Pass Fiber Pathway hallway solution and 3M One Pass Mini Fiber Pathway together offer a total package for complete, cost-effective, and aesthetically pleasing MDU fiber solution inside and outside the living unit.
The One Pass Mini enables quiet installation, maintains signal integrity, and delivers a high-performance broadband solution in a low-profile package, all installed in just one pass.
3M was recently in the news when it sued a New York retailer over '”Post-It” notes web searches. The suit, filed in federal court in Minnesota, accuses Ellison Systems Inc., and its website, Shoplet.com, with trademark infringement, unfair competition, and deceitful trade practices.
Mini Swamy is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by John Lahtinen
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