The ODF is a purpose-made rack designed to accommodate high density Feeder Panels or Splitter Panels used in FTTH PON networks. The rack can be made as a stand-alone solution, or it can be made as a ‘side-by-side’ system with integrated cable management in the middle. Adjustable 19” mounting rails at the rear of the rack provide excellent front access to all cables and the optional PMF rack provides fast and easy cable overlength management.
The 19” rails and the cable routing mandrels are numbered, lettered and colour-coded for clear placement of hardware and accessories. The cable connections of four height units can be guided over two numbered, lettered and colour-coded cable routing mandrels of the same colour and number.
In many cases, the ODF racks will be deployed in small POP buildings alongside EQF frames where transmission equipment is mounted. These ODF’s then provide the necessary connection from the transmission equipment, through the splitter panel and then to the outside-plant network via Feeder cables. Splitters with 1:4 or 1:8 ratio are often fitted to the splitter panel to provide the first level of network aggregation.