UAE: Swiss cabling specialist R&M today unveiled the modular HD MPO Systems, its next generation fiber optic system for data centers.
The decisive factor for modern data centers is that the upgrade to 10 Gigabit Ethernet networks and subsequent migration to 40/100 Gigabit Ethernet must be handled as seamlessly as possible and at a manageable cost. With the new system, R&M has calculated that the installation effort and expense per port will be reduced by 66 percent compared to previous systems.
The core product is the HD MPO Module, a tray for coupling multi-fiber connections. The system facilitates the setup of high-density cabling systems for top-performance data networks with parallel-optical connection technology. Consequently, data centers can introduce 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) or even 40 and 100 GbE as a bandwidth to connect the fastest servers and switches to each other. The components, particularly the HD MPO Module, are installed using rapid assembly techniques. No tools are required to insert them into the subracks.
With MPO Modules, as many as 96 fibers can be connected in a single height unit in a 19" rack and as many as 288 fibers in three height units. In addition, R&M carries adapter plates that serve as compact patch panels to accommodate as many as 1152 fiber connections in one 19" height unit. In extreme cases, the new solution from R&M needs up to 96 percent less space than conventional cabling systems. That means data centers can make more intensive use of their valuable operating space.