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03. February 2019 | Telegärtner Karl Gärtner GmbH


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Telegärtner showcases FTB for FTTH

Steinenbronn – Telegärtner, the system and solution provider for IT cabling, will be presenting the Fiber Termination Box (FTB) at this year's Eltefa trade fair. The modular fiber optic patch panel system facilitates customised cabling in locations where large numbers of apartments or buildings have fiber optic outlets installed. Each apartment or building unit is connected to its own module. This allows extensions and modifications to be carried out to the up and running network without disturbing the links already in operation.

There are diverse applications where customised construction and extension of the fiber optic network have a clear economic benefit over wide-area cabling for the user. Thanks to Telegärtner's Fiber Termination Box, the owners and tenants of apartments are not required to invest in fiber optic cabling until they are really sure they want Fiber-To-The-Home.

The robust metal housing of the FTB with just one height unit holds ten slim, space-saving modules, the four height unit version sixty. The tool-free mountable plug-in modules are shipped with adaptors, a splice cassette, a splice holder for crimp and micro heatshrink splice protectors, as well as pre-installed pigtails that are ready to be spliced. Each module slots into its own compartment in the housing which means the fiber optic links do not interfere with each other, even during extensive installation work. Dummy modules modules cover up unused compartments. The optional FTB Divided Storage Panel safely takes up cable slack and can also be used for cable management.

Thanks to the modular packs of four fibers, the FTB is particularly suitable for Fiber-To-The-Home (FTTH) cabling in apartment blocks where it is common practice to run micro cables with four singlemode fibers to each apartment. For this purpose, the shipped modules also contain, as a standard feature, the common LC/APC pigtails that are polished at an angle, as well as the appropriate adaptors. Other fiber types are available on request.

“The FTB is not limited to FTTH applications," says Sarah Fischer, junior product manager at Telegärtner. “It can also benefit users and investors when cabling a company site, university campus, hotel complex or holiday resort that comprises many smaller buildings scattered over a large area.”

Telegärtner’s assortment includes a wide range of fiber optic outlets for fiber terminations in apartments and building units. The pre-terminated fiber optic cable variants allow the installer to pull the cable directly to the FTB and mount the outlet.


Telegärtner, founded in 1945, is a globally operating end-to-end provider for professional solutions in connection and transmission technology and is one of the largest manufacturers. The traditional company is already in the third generation of family management. The group achieved world-wide sales of more than 100 million Euro with a staff of about 650 people.

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Telegärtner Karl Gärtner GmbH
Katrin Hommers
Lerchenstraße 35
71144 Steinenbronn
Tel.: +49 7157 125-5249

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