Modular Advanced Reel System (MARS®) Reel

Installation zone RECOMMENDATION

OCC’s Modular Advanced Reel System (MARS®), the industry’s first lightweight cable deployment reel system, is 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. It is ideal for applications where cable needs to be deployed and reeled in quickly and stored efficiently. MARS also offers a variety of deployment options, including optional frames, backpacks, shipping cases, and cable acquisition platforms. 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 axles, or with integrated A-frames, cable acquisition cradles, transit case systems, tripods, bumper mounts, various backpacks, backpacks with fiber optic slip rings, or 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 of these attributes (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


  • Fabricated with an impact absorbing polymer material that provides durability and strength, while remaining lightweight
  • Material also eliminates rust resulting from field operations
  • Integrated cable payout and storage area enable operator to deploy small lengths of fiber cable without having to unspool the entire payload — payout area does not impact cable volume
  • Interlocking 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, and accommodates 0.50" to 2.1" diameter connectors
  • Molded hand openings allow for easy hand transportation and deployment
  • Built-in fiber optic connector cleaning kit option allows operator to maintain connectors during deployable situations
  • Lightweight retractable crank-and-handle system allows operator to easily reel in deployment or take-up situations and store handle during transit
  • AFO-style reels can be provisioned with either 1" diameter round hole or 1" square axle hole
    To view the features of the MARS Reels in action, visit OCC’s YouTube channel at


Performance Specifications:

 Parameter  Specification
Operating Temperature  A336463  -30°C to +71°C
 Storage Temperature  A336463  -57°C to +85°C
 Temperature-humidity cycling  A336463  +25°C to +65°C, RH 90-98%
 Cold Drop Test  A336463  3.5 feet drop at -30°C
 Flammability  UL-94 HB  Pass (HB rating)
 Vibration  A336463  3 axis, 10-33-10Hz, Horizontal 0.020", Vertical 0.030"

Mechanical Specifications:

 Part No. Flange Diameter Hub Diameter  Width  Weight Capacity
5.5mm OD Cable
7.2mm OD Cable
 ***-0100-X-Y-Z  17"  10"  5"  7 lbs.  100m  75m
 ***-0300-X-Y-Z  17"  8"  7.75"  8.5 lbs.  300m  200m
 ***-0500-X-Y-Z  17"  8"  10.75"  9.5 lbs.  500m  325m
 ***-0750-X-Y-Z  17"  8"  14.75"  11 lbs.  750m  500m
 ***-1000-X-Y-Z  17"  8"  18.75"  12.5 lbs  1000m  675m


Please contact OCC - Dallas facility for additional information:  Toll Free: 877-509-1500, Direct: +1-972-509-1500 or Email:

Part No.

Flange Diameter

Hub Diameter




5.5 MM OD Cable


7.2 MM OD Cable





 9.5 Lbs.

100 M

75 M





11 Lbs.

300 M

200 M





 11.5 Lbs.

500 M

350 M





12 Lbs.

750 M

500 M





13 Lbs.

1000 M

700 M

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