OM4 Plus fiber system enables 300 meters of 40/100G

Total Cable Solutions’ OM4 Plus end-to-end system features panels, cassettes, and adapter plates with internal shutters.

Apr 20th, 2015
Total Cable Solutions' MTP OM4 Plus Cable is part of the company's end-to-end OM4 Plus system, which it says enables 300-meter transmission of 40/100G.
Total Cable Solutions' MTP OM4 Plus Cable is part of the company's end-to-end OM4 Plus system, which it says enables 300-meter transmission of 40/100G.

Total Cable Solutions (TCS) recently released an end-to-end OM4 Plus solution for data centers “designed to push 40/100G fiber signals up to 300 meters,” the company said. “One of the first premium OM4 Plus solutions in the industry, the TCS system offers premium trunk cables, harnesses, patch cords, MTP cassettes and adapter plates in violet (purple) to easily identify the new OM4 Plus infrastructure.”

Charles Hoskins, chief executive officer of Total Cable Solutions, commented, “TCS prides ourselves on being on the cutting edge. Few companies offer an OM4 Plus solution, and even fewer offer a violet option. We are using the same premium MTP Elite connectors as some of the other major brands, but at a fraction of the cost to our customers. If you’re adopting the OM4 Plus infrastructure, TCS offers an affordable, high-quality option.”

TCS added, “Similar to other major brands in the industry, TCS chose to adopt the violet color for the OM4 Plus Premium Fiber System in an effort to create standardization and avoid confusion in the data center. A standout difference is that the Total Cable Solutions OM4 Plus Fiber System features internal shuttered premium panels, cassettes, and adapter plates, cutting down risk of personal injury, degradation of components and cable wear.”

Marty Dziuk of data center integration firm Gillaspy, which uses TCS systems on projects, said, “More and more data centers are color coding their cabling infrastructure. With so many different fiber types and bandwidths being used it is imperative to be able to distinguish OM4 Plus from OM3, OM4 and others. The TCS OM4 Plus system allows you to identify each at a glance.”

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