MARS® Backpack

Installation zone RECOMMENDATION

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 a high-impact glass enforced 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, back packs, shipping cases, and cable acquisition platforms throughout. This enables customers to meet the demands of diverse markets 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 and backpacks with fiber optic slip rings. The MARS reel itself incorporates options for fiber optic cleaning kits; flip out handle, 30ft 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!


  • Mobile Emergency Telecommunications Stations
  • Mobile Tactical Shelters
  • United States Army, Navy, and Marine Corps Military Tactical Deployments
  • Broadcast
  • Emergency Restoration and Deployable Communications


  • Lightweight frame allows mobile cable deployment by one person
  • Ideal for quick deployment in less than ideal terrain
  • Accommodates standard MARS reels without modification
  • A second reel can be installed for longer deployments
  • Straps are adjustable for comfortable fit
  • Cable can be deployed/retrieved with backpack on ground
  • Optional versions are available with slip rings


Download Drawing(s)
Part Number Description PDF DWG/ZIP  
ARB-0500-Y Backpack for 500M reel n/a n/a
ARR-0500-Y Backpack for 500M reel, with fiber optic/electrical slip ring n/a n/a

Replace "Y" with color code: B = black, G = green, T = desert tan.

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OCC’s Modular Advanced (MARS) Reel System

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