Custom optical enclosures from Molex aim to simplify complex fiber-optic mapping issues
“Advanced network architectures are driving complex fiber-optic interconnection topologies, which are nearly impossible to implement with patch cord-based connections,” asserts Tom Marrapode, director of marketing, Molex.
Molex has announced the launch of its OptoConnect Custom Optical Enclosures. Designed to simplify complex fiber-optic mapping issues, the company says its OptoConnect fiber routing system using its integrated FlexPlane optical circuitry provides for an end-to-end optical management system that interfaces with various manufacturers of high density telecom and datacom equipment used in communications systems.
“Advanced network architectures are driving complex fiber-optic interconnection topologies, which are nearly impossible to implement with patch cord based connections,” asserts Tom Marrapode, director of marketing, Molex.
Fully tested and NEBS-compliant, Molex says its OptoConnect custom fiber-optic enclosures handle the most complex routing schemes to greatly reduce intra-system cabling footprints and increase system reliability. By integrating high density fiber-optic circuits, interconnects and optional passive components, the sophisticated OptoConnect enclosure system can streamline complex ingress and egress fiber port mapping for interconnect intensive technologies, contends Molex, including mesh networks, wavelength selective switching, and software defined networking (SDN) / network function virtualization (NFV) topologies.
Complementary products such as MPO and LC loopback connectors and MTP/MPO LC cable assemblies fill out the offering to provide a complete optical interconnect solution set. Customers also have the option to have Molex design an enclosure to meet their product specifications or use their own internal design that complements their equipment styles.