Belden DCX System rethinks ODF terminations in fiber-dense data center environments

Dec. 13, 2022
New DCX System is billed as a high-density, end-to-end fiber infrastructure solution that maximizes signal integrity as it handles large numbers of fiber connections without compromising on ease-of-use.
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Network infrastructure technology specialist Belden today announced the launch of its DCX System, billed as a high-density, end-to-end fiber infrastructure platform with built-in, innovative futureproof functionality for any data center.

The manufacturer says the system provides extremely high fiber termination density in a small footprint, with 3,840 terminations per DCX cabinet, at 1,280 terminated fibers per square foot.

The DCX System is designed to maximize signal integrity through bend radius control for incoming and outgoing cables. Patch cord access is made simple with pull-out trays and plenty of clearance around each connector.

The DCX System also supports many fiber termination methods and migration from any combination of 8- or 12-fiber pre-terminated adapter frames without infrastructure changes.

Value proposition

As an end-to-end fiber infrastructure solution, the DCX System includes a space-saving optical distribution frame front-access cabinets that are completely configurable and scalable by assembling side by side and/or back-to-back.

Cabinet components, including additional cable entry brackets and patch cord telescopic spools, are simple to install to dress incoming cables and patch cords. The system's optical distribution frame housings are available in left-to-right and right-to-left configurations, with a front-access design that pulls out for easy access to cables.

According to Belden, the DCX System's adapter frames and cassettes maximize ROI by migrating networking technologies in the same housing such as the assembly of two (Base-24), four (Base-12) or six (Base-8) cassettes per housing tray.

Rack-mount patch panel housings are available in 1U, 2U and 4U configurations that are compatible with all DCX cassettes and adapter frames.

Benoit Chevarie, global product manager for connectivity at Belden, remarked:

“Fiber usage is increasing in many environments, including data centers, broadcast environments and large venues and stadiums, to support higher density and emerging technologies. The DCX System provides a way to effectively manage growing numbers of fiber connections to ensure uptime and efficient operation and maintenance.”

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