SOURCE: Charles Industries, Ltd.

Charles Industries, Ltd.

September 10, 2009 16:03 ET

Charles Multi-Purpose Housings Product Line Expanded to Meet Growing Demands of Outside Plant Copper and Fiber Networks

ROLLING MEADOWS, IL--(Marketwire - September 10, 2009) - Charles Industries, Ltd., a leading provider of outside plant innovations for communications service providers, has introduced three new sizes to its popular Charles Multi-Purpose Housing (CMPH) line of non-metallic outside plant enclosures for copper and fiber networks. The new CMPH models give service providers increased flexibility in placing low-cost, environmentally-protected splice and storage enclosures in a variety of outdoor locations.

The CMPH series of expanded-capacity outside plant housings was first introduced in 2004. CMPH were originally designed to offer service providers a cost-efficient housing for rehabilitation of metallic cabinets. The two-piece design of CMPH makes them an ideal solution to rehabilitating existing splice points without disturbing cable bundles. The CMPH was originally offered in the 7500 Series size of 48" x 27" x 14.5".

After five years of reliable performance in the field, the CMPH line has been expanded to offer service providers a wider range of housings for their large-capacity copper and fiber splicing needs. The three new sizes of CMPH include the 4500 series (43.5" x 19" x 16.5"), the 5500 series (30" x 35" x 18") and the 9500 series (42" x 40" x 28").

Mitch Gaudyn, OSP product manager for Charles Industries, sees the expansion of the CMPH line as an opportunity for service providers to save money in their copper and fiber networks. "With an assortment of sizes to choose from, providers now have 'right-sized' options for large-capacity, non-metallic OSP housings capable of storing just about any splice configuration, cable slack length, or other remotely deployed equipment. 'Multi-purpose' is an accurate description of CMPH housings. They are both cost-effective and structurally well suited for hundreds of everyday OSP storage applications."

The CMPH line has evolved to include multiple internal bracket options for both copper and fiber rehabilitation and new provisioning applications. For copper splicing, brackets featuring rigid ladder bars are available. Environmentally-sealed fiber splice cases may be securely mounted to a CMPH with optional offset metal mounting brackets. CMPH are also ideally suited for cable slack storage.

CMPH are designed to provide superior environmental protection. They are constructed of lightweight polyethylene that offers dent resistance, corrosion protection, and electric shock safety. A one-piece dome locks securely onto the base with side self-latches and bolt locks, creating a "bell-jar" effect that protects internal components in flood-prone areas. The lift-off dome provides technicians with convenient 360-degree access to internal working areas. CMPH lower installation costs, as their direct-buried design does not require a concrete pad for installation.

More information about CMPH solutions may be found on Charles Industries' website at http://www.charlesindustries.com/main/te_CMPH.html.

About Charles Industries, Ltd.

2009 marks Charles Industries' 41st year as a privately held, diversified manufacturing and technology company serving telecommunications, CATV, marine and industrial markets. Founded in 1968, the company is ISO 9001:2000 and TL 9000 registered and headquartered in Rolling Meadows, Illinois, with four additional U.S.-based manufacturing centers. For further information, please visit www.charlesindustries.com or call (847) 806-6300.

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