Base 8 fiber-optic cabling system for 40/100G

May 16, 2016
Opticonx’s Xtreme8 system includes trunks, cassettes, harnesses and other fiber-optic cabling components to support 40- and 100-Gbit/sec data rates.

Opticonx recently introduced the data center fiber-optic cabling system Xtreme8. “Xtreme8 is a base 8 plug-and-play system designed around 8-fiber MTP/MPO terminated trunks, cassette modules, harnesses, patch cables and patch panels,” Opticonx said. “Xtreme8 cassette modules are engineered specifically for 8-fiber systems and present an even smaller footprint than base 12 systems, and provide a simpler, more-effective migration for 10/40/100G fiber networks.”

The Xtreme8 MTP-to-Duplex LC Cassette Module (pictured) serves as the interface between 8-fiber MTP trunks and duplex LC patch cables. The module accommodates up to 144 fibers in a 1U patch panel, and includes shuttered LC adapters. The cassette module is available in OM3, OM4 and OS2 versions, with port counts of 4 or 8.

Another component in the Xtreme8 system is the MTP Trunk Cable. The trunk cable is factory-terminated with 8-fiber MTP connectors. The trunk cable is available with fiber counts of 8, 16, 24, 32 or 48, and in OM3, OM4 and OS2 fibers.

Xtreme8 Patch Panels are rack-mountable and house up to 18 Xtreme8 cassette modules, for a total of 72 duplex ports in a 1U space. Xtreme8 panels come in two designs—a slide-out tray version and a static-panel version.

“The slide-out version completely houses the incoming trunk cable, modules and outgoing patch cords,” Opticonx explained. “The slide-out shelf provides for complete access to both front and rear compartments from the front of the rack or cabinet.”

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