March 11, 2008
FCI Announces Customized Solutions for E1/T1 and VDSL Applications
ETTERS, PA. (March 11, 2008) -- FCI has developed several customized I-O connector solutions for E1/T1 and xDSL applications, including a cable connector and a board connector solution. These solutions are ideal in the telecom industry.
The E1/T1 transmission protocol is used to transmit voice and data between devices and runs at a speed of 2Mbit/s. ADSL and VDSL (-2) solutions run at higher speeds, up to 100 Mbit/s and are capable of supporting new high bandwidth applications such as general internet access, HDTV and Voice over IP services.
Although in both cases the data transmission takes place over a single twisted pair of copper cable, most of FCI's cable connector solutions are customized to accommodate a customers specific needs. Requests vary based on the connector system, cable, cable management and cabinet requirements including meeting over-voltage specifications like ITU-T K20.
FCI's range consists of solutions from 8 up to 72 pairs per connector and are designed to connect to cost-effective shielded cable options.
Based on the proven Metral® IDC (insulation displacement contact) technology, FCI is capable of using standard building blocks, to market these customized solutions at limited development cost and in a relatively short development time addressing our customer's need for short time-to-market.
In addition, FCI serves its customers with cable assemblies that compliment the custom connector systems developed for E1/T1 and xDSL solutions.