More fibre density in less space. From 5G Telecoms providers to data centres, the picture is clear. Everyone uses more bandwidth than ever before. Whilst bandwidth demand may seem endless, the space to install fibre optic cable links is not. That’s why being able to install more optical fibre in the same or less 'U' space in data racks can be a game changer for today’s network operators. And it’s why “High Density” is also a critical word for many service providers today.
Working with clients throughout the UK, across Europe and beyond, we offer the HUBER+SUHNER high-density fibre management systems to connect fibre optic cabling networks. The HUBER+SUHNER systems provide excellent cost per port and leading packing density establishes them as the first choice for many sectors including Telecoms providers and Global Data Centres.
HUBER+SUHNER offers a wide range of Optical Distribution Frames (ODF) to meet its customer's requirements. The comprehensive range of Cable Distribution Racks (CDR) is designed to fulfil the diverse needs of the typical data centre operator. The modern cabinet range is based on anodised aluminium profiles (C-frame) with tool-free, quick-release doors and side panels.
The ODF (Optical Distribution Frame) is a purpose-built high-density fibre management rack which serves as a central cross-connect in the main distribution area of data centres. With a footprint depth of only 300 mm, the ODF is fully modular and scalable up to 1620 ports (3240 fibres) using LC connectivity and 1080 ports (25920 fibres) using MTP connectivity. Users benefit from a C-shaped construction that allows all internal sub-elements to be installed and accessed from the front side. This important feature means that ODFs can be placed back to back on a single floor tile or, alternatively, against an unused wall for minimal space consumption.
The ODF is the most flexible and scalable fibre management system on the market. Different fibre performances, connectivity types and applications can be mixed and matched in the same cabinet, which enables the overall solution to evolve at the same pace as the data centre.The ODF rack adapts to any environment and can be configured to meet any requirements. Its large range of accessories facilitates fibre management and improves cabling.
LISA (Leading Interconnect System Approach) is a dedicated, high-density fiber management system commonly used as a centralised cross-connect in the Main Distribution Area (MDA) of large data centers. With a depth of 300 mm and full access from the front side, LISA racks can be positioned against unused walls at the end of cold aisles or back to back on a single floor tile. LISA racks have a maximum density of 3600 LCD ports per rack (100 cassettes with 36 ports each) or 7200 LCD ports per floor tile when placed back to back.
LISA differs from conventional 19" panels in that it is fully accessible from the front. This means that users can install, patch or remove LISA fiber cassettes simply by sliding them out, without having to access the rear of the cabinet. Patching to the LISA rack is fast and easy and a dedicated slack storage area for patch cords allows users to make "any-to-any" patching with only two lengths of patch cords.
The IANOS system from HUBER+SUHNER is a state of the art fibre optic management system which facilitates fast, flexible and future-proofed connectivity in the data centre. As its name suggests "IANOS" (inspired by the Roman god Janus) looks to the past as well as to the future. This means that "IANOS" is a combination of previous experience and valuable insight into the future
Data centres are constantly adapting to reflect the demands placed on them, and today's fibre management systems need to accommodate these changes with the minimum amount of cost, time and disruption. As data centres evolve, we see a broad mixture of applications and data rates depending on the location, the business model and of course the data demand. IANOS accommodates these changes by offering the widest range of connectivity scenarios in a single generic platform.