Powered Fiber Cable Systems

The Powered Fiber Cable System improves speed and simplifies installation, powering, and communication of network devices – at 30x the distance of traditional CAT cable systems!

Deployment of HD cameras, Wi-Fi access points, optical network terminals, small cells, and other network-access devices can be challenging, especially in outdoor environments. Many of these devices accept a PoE input for power and communications, but distance limitations, power availability, and device placement throw a wrench in network planning.

In these scenarios, the power must be run to the desired location before installing, but who pays for that power and how will it be monitored? The answer involves back and forth with utility companies and building owners, adding time, hassle, cost and headaches to the process. With CommScope’s Powered Fiber Cable System there’s a better way - a complete “rack to device” solution for powering and communicating with network devices.


CommScope has developed a solution that combines power and optical fiber communications into one system, eliminating the hassles and extra expense associated with powering typical low power network devices.

The CommScope Powered Fiber Cable System is comprised of the following system elements:

  • Hybrid Cable.
  • PoE Extender.
  • SELV and NEC Class 2 compliant power supply.
  • Connection accessories (fiber patch/splice panels,jumpers, etc.).

The Powered Fiber Cable System:

  • Reduces the need for landlord and utility negotiations.
  • Eliminates local power sources.
  • Greatly speeds up planning by eliminating DC electrical calculations for voltage/power drop over varying distances.
  • Handles up to 64 devices simultaneously from one power supply.
  • Contains carrier grade electrical protection.
  • Is NEC Class II and SELV compliant.
  • Allows for placing devices exactly where they are needed to maximize coverage.

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