08.09.2009

Brand-Rex introduces new fibre solution

Comprising high density frames, cabinets, management panels with integrated fibre cassettes, cables and patch cord management, the High Density Fibre Cabinet (HDFC) Solution has been designed with features that benefit both the end user/operator and the installer/maintainer.

The new Brand-Rex HDFC accommodates up to 1,824 fibre ports in standard configuration and provides the space required for effective patch cord and cable management. Measuring 900mm x 500mm (45U), the cabinet can be deployed as a standalone unit, or bayed back-to-back, or side-to-side directly against walls, to save on valuable floor space. When bayed back-to-back, the cabinet’s footprint is the same as that of conventional server racks (1000mm deep).

The HDFC also features a number of removable panels and doors at the front, side and rear, which can be closed and locked to secure the equipment. With integrated front and rear vertical finger management, the cabinet can support up to 912 Duplex LC connector ports when used in conjunction with the new fibre management panel with dual fibre cassettes.

Measuring just ½ U in height, the new fibre cassettes are neatly contained within a 1U panel that is compatible with both 17” and 19″ frames and supports LC adaptors. They feature a unique and patent-pending mechanism allowing them to pivot, slide and hinge within the panel. This means that technicians can dress and work on spliced fibres without removing the cassette, and without compromising live lines on adjacent cassettes. What’s more, with all fibre and splice management features fully integrated into a robust, moulded single-piece base, the cassette not only offers the control and reliability of the fixed part, but also the modularity and accessibility of a conventional removable panel.