Legrand unveils cassette-less fiber interconnect system

Aug. 25, 2021
Legrand has introduced its Infinium acclAIM Fiber Solution, featuring direct connectivity to replace MTP/MPO cassette-based technology. The company says the new fiber interconnect system delivers improvements in optical headroom, density and flexibility.

At the 2021 BICSI Fall Conference (Aug. 22 - 26) in Las Vegas, Legrand unveiled its latest fiber technology advancement, the Infinium acclAIM Fiber Solution platform.

As part of Legrand’s larger fiber offering, the company contends the Infinium accIAIM Fiber interconnect platform "redefines fiber connectivity by replacing pre-terminated cassette-based solutions with direct connections, to deliver the lowest insertion loss available on the market."

As reckoned by Legrand:

Hyperscale, cloud, and 5G network managers now require higher density and improved scalability that comes with the implementation of next-generation 2-fiber connectors. However, when upgrading fiber systems, they are also experiencing challenges such as polarity, optical loss, delivery, design/deployment headaches, and high costs associated with cassette use.

The company says its Infinium acclAIM Fiber Solution dramatically decreases or eliminates many of these challenges by leveraging unique innovations such as:

  • "Near infinite scalability" to promote unlimited migration paths.
  • Link configuration options such as standard, array, distribution, convergent, or mixed.
  • Multiple media interfaces such as 10GBASE, 25GBASE, 40GBASE, 100GBASE, 400GBASE, and beyond.
  • Application-defined polarity, enabling polarity to be adapted to any link configuration—pre-planned, on-site, or "on the fly."
  • Direct mating breakout, allowing acclAIM connectors to mate directly to an array of twin fiber patch cords.
  • No gender considerations—just direct connections.
  • Flexible density beyond ultra-high densities.

“The accIAIM Fiber Solution is ideal for any computer center experiencing challenges with increasing network speed, compressed optical budgets, or dealing with challenges associated with cassettes,” commented Kristen Poulos, General Manager, Legrand Data Infrastructure.

Poulos added, “This fiber solution was not built to only address this current data center upgrade cycle rather, to provide value much longer. Due to its vast migration capability, the acclAIM enables sustainability through drastically longer life cycles to provide a building asset for decades to come.”

Legrand says the Infinium accIAIM Fiber Solution will available in Q4 2021. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/2XQG9ek or contact Legrand sales support at 1-800-934-5432.

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