November 9, 2007 -- Belden has expanded its FiberExpress Secure/Keyed LC multimode product line to include six additional color-code options as well as higher density fiber modules, pre-terminated MPO-keyed LC fiber modules and keystone modules.
The Secure/Keyed LC system is billed a family of specially-keyed and color-coded optical fiber connectivity components that have been designed to meet stringent network security requirements. The use of the products has been propelled by Homeland Security concerns, maintains the company, as well as such business-related regulations as Sarbanes-Oxley and HIPPA in data center applications, according to the company.
The FiberExpress Secure/Keyed LC System is based on the LC technology Small Form Factor (SFF) format to ensure high performance and reliability for networking equipment running applications at 1 Gbit/sec and over. The system allows for the physical segregation of network segments in a high-performance optical fiber infrastructure -- meaning that different divisions/groups within a company or different tenants can be physically segregated within the infrastructure – or that different levels of security can be designed into the system for individual users.
The expanded line includes FiberExpress LC duplex adapter modules in MDVO and keystone styles, LC patch cords and pigtails, LC adapter strips, LC FiberExpress manager modules and LC Optimax connectors. The products are now available with twelve different color-coded keying options. The keying detail inside the components is tamper-resistant and the keying detail cannot be reproduced inside a standard LC adapter. All modules used in this product line are keyed both on the front and on the back to prevent installation errors and security breaches. All components exceed the industry standards for SFF connectors plus they comply with the FOCIS 10 standard.
Available configurations are KEYx-KEYx as well as KEYx-LC Duplex and KEYx-SC Duplex. New product configurations with current color-code options are available now (red, green, yellow, black, orange, blue); new color code options (violet, rose, aqua, brown, slate, white) will be available in December.