Keyed LC fiber optic system ensures network physical layer security
July 21, 2008 -- Panduit says its Keyed LC Fiber Optic System provides end-to-end keyed connectivity for all LC cabling and interconnect elements in the enterprise, from the main equipment room to the desk.
July 21, 2008 -- Panduit says its Keyed LC Fiber Optic System is designed to facilitate secure, modular, end-to-end keyed connectivity for all LC cabling and interconnect elements in the enterprise, from the main equipment room to the desk.
The system incorporates keyed LC versions of the company's OPTI-CORE Patch Cords and Pigtails, OPTICAM Pre-Polished Cam Connectors, OPTICOM Fiber Adapter Panels (FAPs), and MINI-COM Adapter Modules. These components use color-specific keys with positive and negative keying features that mechanically and visually distinguish connectivity to prevent unauthorized mating with unlike keyed or non-keyed adapters.
The company says the system's key design provides the strict keying integrity to help comply with physical layer security practices, and also addresses identification and authorization aspects of the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIG).
Additionally, the keyed LC connectors use the same rear pivot latch design as all Panduit LC connectors to provide superior latch cycle life and snagless installation to improve reliability and speed installation. The wide "positive grip" finger latch provides easier access and better control during matings and unmatings for faster moves, adds, and changes, the company maintains.
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