QuickTreX Pre-Terminated Fiber Optic Assembly Builder

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Jacket Types

Indoor

This is a plenum rated distribution type fiber with a durable jacket which provides added protection during installation. It is suitable for all indoor applications where fiber optic cabling is needed. It utilizes 900µm Tight Buffers, Aramid yarn strength members, and exclusive use of Corning® optical fibers. This cable is rated for all indoor installations, including plenum rated spaces. A cable rated for plenum installation will have low-smoke characteristics as defined by the NFPA (National Fire Protection Agency).

Indoor/Outdoor

Indoor/Outdoor cables are approved for use in underground conduits, even if the possibility of water infiltration exists due to its water blocking aramid strength members. Fiber construction is with 900µm Tight Buffers, and exclusive use of Corning® optical fibers. It can also be used for standard Outdoor applications since it is UV resistant, but it is not rated for direct burial (see Outdoor Fiber). The advantage of using Indoor/Outdoor over standard Outdoor cable is that it does not have the 50 foot restriction for indoor installation that standard outdoor cable has. It has a durable jacket that adds extra protection during installation and in rugged applications.

Indoor Interlocking Armor

Interlocking Armored cable eliminates the need for indoor innerduct or conduit. This cable consists of PVC overall jacket, with a PVC inner jacket with tight buffered fibers surrounded by yarn acting as a strength member, and exclusive use of Corning® optical fibers. The core is protected by a spirally-wrapped aluminum strip that offers easy installation and high crush resistance. Although this cable contains metal, it is still lightweight and flexible with about an 8-inch bend radius. This cable is rated for all indoor installations, including plenum rated spaces. A cable rated for plenum installation will have low-smoke characteristics as defined by the NFPA (National Fire Protection Agency).

Indoor/Outdoor Interlocking Armor

Interlocking Armored cable eliminates the need for indoor innerduct or conduit. This cable consists of PVC overall jacket, with a PVC inner jacket with tight buffered fibers surrounded by a water blocking aramid yarn, and exclusive use of Corning® optical fibers. The core is protected by a spirally-wrapped aluminum strip that offers easy installation and high crush resistance. Although this cable contains metal, it is still lightweight and flexible with about an 8-inch bend radius. Indoor/Outdoor cables are approved for use in underground conduits, even if the possibility of water infiltration exists. This cable also has a UV rated jacket for above ground exposure.

Indoor Ultra Thin Micro Armor

Micro Armor fiber utilizes a Stainless Steel Coiled Tubular Armor which has the smallest outer diameter of any armored fiber, making routing and installation faster and easier. These cables are up to 65% smaller, and 75% lighter than conventional Aluminum Interlocking Armor (AIA). It provides the strongest armor with maximum bend radius and is crush and rodent resistance for multiple usages. Kevlar Fiber Strands add tensile strength and flexibility, and this cable has exclusive use of Corning® optical fibers. This cable is rated for all indoor installations, including plenum rated spaces. A cable rated for plenum installation will have low-smoke characteristics as defined by the NFPA (National Fire Protection Agency).

Indoor/Outdoor Ultra Thin Micro Armor

Micro Armor fiber utilizes a Stainless Steel Coiled Tubular Armor which has the smallest outer diameter of any armored fiber, making routing and installation faster and easier. These cables are up to 65% smaller, and 75% lighter than conventional Aluminum Interlocking Armor (AIA). It provides the strongest armor with maximum bend radius and is crush and rodent resistance for multiple usages. Kevlar Fiber Strands add tensile strength and flexibility, and water blocking yarn adds protection from water infiltration. This cable has exclusive use of Corning® optical fibers. Indoor/Outdoor cables are approved for use in underground conduits, even if the possibility of water infiltration exists. This cable also has a UV rated jacket for above ground exposure.

Outdoor Direct Burial Ultra Thin Micro Armor

Micro Armor fiber utilizes a Stainless Steel Coiled Tubular Armor which has the smallest outer diameter of any armored fiber, making routing and installation faster and easier. These cables are up to 65% smaller, and 75% lighter than conventional Aluminum Interlocking Armor (AIA). It provides the strongest armor with maximum bend radius and is crush and rodent resistance for multiple usages. Kevlar Fiber Strands add tensile strength and flexibility, and water blocking yarn adds protection from water infiltration. This cable has exclusive use of Corning® optical fibers. The jacket of this cable is made of heavy duty polyethylene which provides superior protection from moisture and UV radiation. Directly under the jacket is a Kevlar & water block and stainless-steel spiraling armor. The combination of these three layers makes the fibers inside ultra-protected. This cable can be direct buried, then ran up the side of a building and then strung in an aerial application all in one run. The diverse application range of this cable makes it a superior choice for OSP installations.

Outdoor Armored Direct Burial

This Outdoor Armored Direct Burial (OSP-DB) Cable is designed for campus backbones in direct-burial installations. It’s heavy duty polyethylene (PE) jacket, and corrugated steel armor construction provide crush and rodent protection. Its inner construction consists of a ripcord, dielectric central element, fiber, buffer tube, water swellable tape, corrugated steel armor, and filling elements. The UV rated jackets allows this fiber to be exposed above ground as well, and the armor provides superior protection from rodents. It is rated for direct burial applications, so you can save time and money by eliminated the need for conduit. We offer this fiber in a Genuine Corning® Altos® Direct Burial cable and a CommScope fiber option.

Outdoor Gel Filled

This is an Outdoor gel filled cable which provides extra protection against water penetration. Its dry absorbent polymers eliminate water migration in cable interstices. This fiber is designed for harsh environments that are subject to wide temperature variations. It has a rugged UV resistant jacket, and has exclusive use of Corning® optical fibers Outdoor cables are filled with a water blocking jell and are rated for almost all outdoor applications. Loose tube cables are especially recommended if the interbuilding conduit system is likely to fill with water. This has an all dielectric design which eliminates system grounding problems. This cable is suitable for underground installation, overhead lashed to a guy wire, or secured to a building or other permanent outdoor structure. The drawback of the jell-filled cable is that it is mandated at a maximum of 50 feet run indoors due to fire-code regulations.

Outdoor Aerial with Messenger

This fiber is ideal for new installations, due to the figure-eight messenger cable reducing installation time and cost by approximately 50% compared to separate installation of a messenger wire and the lashing of the cable to the messenger. The messenger is standard ¼ inch galvanized. The polyethylene outer cable jacket provides excellent UV and weather resistance, and the fiber has a wide operating temperature range of -40C to +85C. Exclusive use of Corning® optical fibers. Complies with NESC standards for light, medium, and heavy storm loads. Compliant with standards: ICEA-S-87-640, TIA-568, TIA-598.

Rugged Tactical

Our rugged tactical assemblies provide high impact and crush resistant - they can withstand a heavy vehicle and high foot traffic. A Tactical Epoxy Breakout Kit included in every assembly, as well as one metal pull hook for fast deployment in the field. A protective mesh basket is included on both ends, and the connectors are commercial grade and water resistant. This fiber has superior performance in wide temperature ranges, and the assemblies are tested to meet MIL-PRF-85045. Exclusive use of Corning® optical fibers. This fiber is suitable for indoor or outdoor applications, and for temporary or permanent installations. This tactical fiber is commonly used for deployment situations where the fiber needs to be deployed fast and reeled back up when done, therefore it is offered with Schill Tactical Deployment reels as an additional option.

Tactical OpticalCON

This is a ruggedized and dirt protected fiber optic connection system. The connectors are waterproof and dust proof- IP65 safety standard in mated condition. The cable connector features rugged all metal housing and heavy-duty cable retention. There is excellent dust and dirt protection due to automatic sealing shutter with silicone gasket. The tactical fiber is high impact and crush resistant - it can withstand a heavy vehicle and high foot traffic and has a Polyurethane outer jacket. Tested to meet MIL-PRF-85045 and has exclusive use of Corning® optical fibers. The opticalCON connector houses a standard optical LC-Duplex connector, or MTP connector, in a ruggedized and durable all-metal housing. A spring-loaded push-pull locking mechanism provides superior protection for the connectors, and the fiber provides excellent cable retention utilizing aramid yarn. An automatically operated sealing cover protects the connectors from all contaminants like dirt and dust.


Designation Core/Cladding
Diameter (µm)
Type  Fast Ethernet 
100BASEFX
1Gigabit Ethernet 
1000BASE-SX
1 Gigabit Ethernet 
1000BASE-LX   
10 Gigabit Ethernet 
10GBASE
40 Gigabet Ethernet 
40GBASE
100 Gigabet Ethernet 
100GBASE
 40G-SWDM4     100G-SWDM4
OM1* 62.5/125 Multimode   2000 M 275 Meters 550 Meters
(mode conditioning
patch cable required)   
33 Meters N/A N/A N/A   N/A
OM2* 50/125 Multimode


 550 Meters


82 Meters N/A N/A N/A   N/A
OM3 (Laser Optimized)  50/125 Multimode   550 Meters  300 Meters 100 Meters 100 Meters N/A   N/A
OM4 (Laser Optimized) 50/125 Multimode 400 Meters 150 Meters  150 Meters   400 Meters  100 Meters
OM5 (Laser Optimized) 50/125 Multimode  550 Meters  550 Meters  400 Meters 150 Meters   150 Meters   500 Meters  150 Meters 
Singlemode 9/125 Singlemode 5 km at 1310 nm 5 km at 1310 nm  10 km at 1310 nm        
N/A = Not Supported/Not Applicable

Strand Counts

When working with fiber, an important thing to keep in mind is that with standard equipment, you will need two fiber strands to make a connection: one transmit signal (Tx), and one receive signal (Rx). So, when you purchase a 2 Strand Assembly, you will have one fiber pair, and will be able to complete one connection. When you purchase a 4 Strand Assembly, you will have two fiber pairs, and two connections, and with a 6 strand assembly, three fiber pairs, and three connections, and so on. We offer some assemblies in strand counts up to 144, which would provide 72 fiber connections. For higher strand counts we also offer MTP Assemblies

Tech Tip: Don’t forget – when working with fiber, you will need to flip the polarity at one point of your run. The transmit signal (Tx) at one end of the channel, needs to match the corresponding receiver (Rx) at the other end. When working with a 2 strand assembly going directly into your equipment, this is easy – just flip one side. But, when working with larger strand count assemblies, best practice is to do this with your jumper patch cords at your termination box.


Connector Polish Options

In Singlemode fiber, our ST and MTRJ connectors are available in an upgraded UPC polish option, and our LC, SC, and FC are available in both UPC and APC polish. APC connectors feature a fiber end face that is polished at an 8-degree angle, while UPC connectors have a slight curvature for better core alignment. The different polish options help with improving return loss, which is a measurement of reflected light.

Tech Tip: Because the APC polish makes the connectors end face angled, you must continue to use APC components throughout the link for better alignment. So, an APC connector should work with equipment that specifies APC, and any adapter panels and patch cords should also be APC.


Pulling Eyes

A pulling eye is designed to be attached to a pull string that runs the full length of your conduit. Your assembly is then pulled through the conduit via the pull string. It can also be used to pull your assembly through duct work, in wall cavities, or other areas where routing needs to take place. Our pulling eyes include a heavy-duty swivel hook to prevent the cable from twisting during the pull. The metal pull hook is attached to a designated pull string inside of your assembly usually consisting of Kevlar so that you are not pulling on the fiber strands themselves. The pulling eye includes heat shrink tubing that covers the back side of the pull hook, and the pull basket that contains your fiber optic connectors. The pull basket is constructed with super strong polyethylene mesh that tightens itself around the strands and connectors keeping them securely in place during install. The connectors are also staggered inside of the pull basket for less bulk, and each connector is individually plastic wrapped to prevent contamination by pulling lubricants and other debris. Our pulling eyes are always recommended as they make your pull much easier while providing further protection of your connectors.

Tech Tip: We always recommend pulling eyes on both ends, even if you’re only pulling one end of the assembly. This helps protect the back side of your assembly’s connectors and prevent damage. The pull hook can be secured on the back end to prevent twisting and flapping of your connectors during install.