We’re using Science to make life more enjoyable for more people in more places. By bringing broadband to a broader audience. We’re helping families realize the potential of fiber faster through more creative and less disruptive installations in their homes. Installations that are so small and well designed, they’re virtually invisible.
3M In-Home Fiber Solutions are ideal for installation of ultra high speed broadband in everything from Single Family Homes to high-rise Multi-Dwelling Units (MDUs) to Multi-Use Complexes.
The Scientists at 3M have created unique technologies to attach, adhere and blend gigabit fiber cabling to hallways and living units quickly and easily.
And because installation is so fast and unobtrusive, residents will hardly know it’s there.
The 3M full fiber solutions include fiber pathway options for both inside and outside the living unit. From pathways that can be painted to match environments to clear, virtually invisible ones, installations can be completed quickly and confidently, with minimal tenant disruption.
All 3M In-Home Fiber Solutions feature small, aesthetically-pleasing designs with unique 3M adhesive for fast installation with minimal intrusion and disruption. That can mean more units completed and happier customers. According to research, ultra-fast Internet is the top amenity desired by MDU residents*. Just offering this richer entertainment environment raises MDU rental values by 8%**.
*Based on 2015 NMHC Renter
**Based on June 2016 FTTH Council Americas market research study
Our full portfolio of fiber solutions enable crews to install fiber faster and more efficiently while keeping disruption to a minimum. That makes for happier installers and happier residents.
For buildings with indoor hallways, 3M offers an extensive portfolio of fiber solutions—from the hallway to the individual living units. And each one enables fast installation with minimal intrusion.
Ideal for single family units or garden style buildings, 3M™ Clear Fiber Drop Cable features a rugged, protective shield that can be mounted on the outside of the residence and then easily peeled back to reveal a clear, 900 µm fiber that is easily inserted into the 3M™ Clear Track Fiber Pathway inside the living unit.
The virtually invisible, 3M™ Clear Track Fiber Pathway for indoor residential or office applications, captures and routes a single 900 µm clear fiber. Thanks to its diffuse reflection technology and unique, clear 3M adhesive backing, it can quickly and easily be installed in minutes with a simple tool. There is no need for glue, heat guns or staples.
Now you can install the fiber and pathway at the same time, saving time and money. Because of its exclusive 3M adhesive, installation on practically any surface (including painted concrete) is fast and easy. There’s no need for crown molding, extra ductwork, saws, staples, hammers, or messy glues.
3M™ Fiber Network Interface Devices (NIDs) are an exterior-mounted, weather-resistant enclosure, which are ideal to attach to the side of a single-family home or small MDU building. 3M NIDs offer the flexibility to house varying degrees of connectivity including pre-term drop, field-terminated connectors and splices as well as fusion splicing.
This system is designed for intuitive installation from the fiber wall plate to the Optical Network Terminal (ONT). The low-profile and aesthetic nature of the 3M™ Low-profile Wall Plate makes it an ideal, clean look for any wall surface placement. The 3M™ Shuttered SC Patch Cords are carefully designed to provide a visual red indicator for proper connection. The shutter design provides protection from incidental contact and contamination of ferrule end face.
3M Connectors and Splices provide fast, easy, reliable field termination of 250 µm and 900 µm singlemode and multimode fiber and 1.6 to 3.0 mm jacketed cable. 3M Fiber Connectivity is designed to minimize the need for lengthy training, specialized skills or experience and no need for electrical power.
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