CABLExpress launches 10U, 8-slot fiber-optic enclosure; expands port replication to simplify cable management

CABLExpress asserts that its H-Series enclosures are "ideal for port replication solutions, which facilitate a direct, one-to-one relationship between the active fiber-optic hardware and the passive structured cabling environment."

Jun 3rd, 2015
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CABLExpress, a division of CXtec, announced at the recent NY Tech Summit that it has expanded its H-Series high-density fiber-optic enclosure line to include a 10U 8-slot enclosure, providing additional port replication options for data center professionals. The company says the enclosure features increased space between ports, decreasing cabling congestion and simplifying cable management.

“Each data center has specific needs and challenges based on the organization it’s designed to support, and a one-size-fits all approach isn’t always the most beneficial,” says Josh Taylor, senior product manager at CABLExpress. “It’s important to provide options that allow data center professionals to choose what will work best for their environments, while simplifying cable management, minimizing the risk of downtime, and reducing installation time.”

CABLExpress asserts that its H-Series enclosures are "ideal for port replication solutions, which facilitate a direct, one-to-one relationship between the active fiber-optic hardware and the passive structured cabling environment." The enclosures are part of the CABLExpress Skinny-Trunk Solution, a comprehensive fiber-optic cabling system. Specifically, the H-Series 10U 8-slot enclosure feature: vertical and horizontal mounting configurations, allowing full port replication of Brocade, Cisco and Arista enterprise-class switches; capacity for up to 384 ports; and ultra low-loss components, for flexibility in fiber network design.

CABLExpress has released a white paper on port replication to address challenges data center professionals are facing with the management of their fiber-optic cabling infrastructures, as higher bandwidth demands spur an increase in fiber-optic ports, which can lead to cable management issues and potential downtime. Download the free white paper, “Passive Optical Port Replication in the Data Center.”


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