Skip to content
#1 Source in low voltage wire and cable. Call us today to learn more about special offers.
#1 Source in low voltage wire and cable. Call us today to learn more about special offers.

MARS Deployable - Fiber Optic Cable Reels

by OCC
Call for Pricing
Various lead times may apply to this product. Please contact us for more details.


MARS Deployable - Fiber Optic Cable Reels (AFO/ACR)

OCC is pleased to introduce the Modular Advanced Reel System (MARS), the industry's first lightweight cable deployment reel system designed specifically for the demanding needs of harsh-environment fiber optic installations. Unlike traditional metal-style reels, MARS is a lightweight, modular system constructed of an impact modified polymer that is easily transported and is ideal for applications where cable needs to be deployed and reeled in quickly and stored efficiently. In addition, the MARS system offers a variety of deployment options including optional frames, backpacks, shipping cases, and cable acquisition platforms throughout.

This enables customers to meet the demands of diverse applications and uses with one modular reel and accessories platform. The OCC MARS reel can be used with simple deployable axials ("broom sticks") or with integrated A-Frames, cable acquisition cradles, transit case systems, tripods, bumper mounts, backpacks, backpacks with fiber optic slip rings, and cartridge systems.

The MARS reel itself incorporates options for fiber optic cleaning kits: flip-out handle, 30 ft. built-in divider, connector cradle design, and stackable features. All these features (with a lower weight than common reel systems) make MARS the most advanced fiber optic reeling system available in today's market!


  • Fabricated with impact modified polymer material which provides durability and strength while affording light weight benefits. Material also eliminates rust resulting from field operation.
  • Integrated cable payout and storage area enables operator to deploy small lengths of fiber cable without having to unspool the entire payload. *Payout area does not impact cable volume.
  • Inter-locking stacking system enables reels to be stacked and interlocked during transit.
  • Integrated connector storage allows multi-channel cylindrical connectors to be stored and locked in place for transit. Accommodates 0.50" to 2.1" diameter connectors.
  • Molded hand openings allows for easy hand transportation and deployment.
  • Built-in fiber optic connector cleaning kit allows operators to maintain connectors during deployable situations.
  • Lightweight retractable crank and handle system allows operators to easily rotate reel in deployment or take-up situations and store handle during transit.
  • AFO-style reel can be provisioned with either 1" diameter round hole or 1" square hole.
  • Mobile Emergency Telecommunications Stations
  • Mobile Tactical Shelters
  • United States Army, Navy, and Marine Corps Military Tactical Deployments
  • Broadcast
  • Emergency Restoration and Deployable Communications


Operating temperature MIL-STD-810C, method 501, 502 -0°C to +80°C>
Storage temperature MIL-STD-810C, method 501, 502 -45°C to +85°C
Temperature-humidity cycling DOD-STD-1678, method 4030 43°C, 98% humidity
Drop test MIL-R-3241E, 3.5ft. drop, 6 sides, 2 in. fir wood on concrete 1000m reel with cable, no degradation to operation
Vibration EIA-364-28 3 axis, 10 to 33Hz, Hor. 0.020A (in.), Ver., 0.030A (in.)

Additional Information

What's In The Box

  • Qty 1 - Fiber Optic Cable Reels