As the need for ever greater bandwidths such as 10Gb, 40Gb and 100Gb increases in data centres parallel optics technology has seen rapid growth. Data centres now require reliable, ultra-high fibre count interconnections between server racks without miles of cabling and wasted rackspace to accommodate numerous patch panels. The best high density fibre optic solution is the multi-fibre push-on (MPO) technology and especially the MTP connectors offering 12 or 24 fibers in a single interface connector smaller than an RJ45 connector.
The plug and play nature of MTP & MPO cabling systems was originally designed so that 12 or 24 fibre trunk cables could be purchased off the shelf, installed and plugged into fan-out cassettes easily without the need for skilled labour. In reality this is not the case especially in data centres where performance is crucial and down-time is not an option.
With the attenuation of each fibre within an MTP and MPO trunk cable crucial to the link performance, every connector face needs to be cleaned, inspected and tested after installation. To ensure optimum performance, we utilise MPO/MTP fibre cleaning tools and connector face micoscope inspection cameras.
Phoenix Optics utilise the latest Fluke MultiFiber™ Pro Optical Power Metre and Fibre Test Kits. MultiFiber Pro is the only fibre tester that can test MPO fibre trunks without the use of a fan-out cords, it eliminates the complexity of polarity issues, and it makes cassettes easier to test in the field. Whether it is using 10 Gbps preterminated fibre trunks or planning for next-generation 40/100 Gbps performance, data centres are standardizing on an MPO connector solution. Typical data centre fibre installation means time-consuming, manual and imprecise MPO validation. MultiFiber Pro is 90 percent faster than the single fibre testing method because it measures power loss and validates polarity on 12 fibers in a single connector.
Phoenix Optics offer a field installation of MTP Compatible splice on connectors from all manufacturers, to enable fast and reliable installation of MTP connectors to bare fibre or 3mm jacket cable for data centre cabling systems or other applications where MTP (also known as MPO) connectivity is required. Ideal for emergency MTP cable repair, for high-density data centre connectivity without pre-engineered trunk lengths or applications with containment limitations and where cable slack management is a concern.
The FuseLite® MTP®-Compatible Splice-on Connector enables fast, reliable fusion splicing repair, restoration or connectivity for data centre cabling systems or other applications where MTP (also known as MPO) connectivity is required.
As part of Pretium EDGE® SE Solutions for data centres, the FuseLite MTP-Compatible Connector pairs with Pretium EDGE modules and hardware for high-density data centre connectivity without preengineered trunk lengths – ideal for applications with conduit limitations or where cable slack management is a concern. The FuseLite MTP-Compatible Connector is also ideal for emergency repair and restoration of data centre cable trunks and other MTP-based connectivity.
Available in single-mode and multimode, the FuseLite Connector eliminates the need for splice trays and is compatible with leading fusion splicers in the market.
Sumitomo’s Lynx2-MPO is the industry’s first MPO fusion splice-on field installable connector for customized, on-site, terminations. The breakthrough technology of the Lynx2-MPO meets the needs of the network for greater optical fibre density and addresses the connectivity demands for faster and easier terminations, upgrades, repairs and restorations, and significant cost savings required for today’s data centre, enterprise network, outside plant, OEM, central office, and virtually any FTTx network application.
MTP® compatible, the Lynx2-MPO is the perfect solution for optical fiber ribbon and loose tube round cord and patch cord terminations.