CommScope launches hardened connectors for simpler installations

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CommScope’s new hardened connector, Prodigy, is designed to accelerate and simplify field installation for FTTH networks.

The Prodigy system uses universal, small-form hardened connectors for interoperability across different fibre terminals and cable assemblies. The compact footprint enables smaller, higher-density terminal footprints, while the self-aligning connectors minimise the chance of connection errors. To facilitate cable changeouts and upgrades, the system allows converter attachments to be deployed without replacing or splicing the drop cable.

Prodigy is designed to address the key demands of modern FTTH installations: speed, density, reliability, flexibility, scalability, and ease of installation. It includes self-guided automatic alignment with self-locking mechanisms for eliminating connection errors and accidental release. The break-free design enables reuse of the Prodigy connector in the event of field connection issues. Cable assemblies are available with 5mm round and figure-8 cables in lengths up to 600m.

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