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Molex offers OptoConnect custom optical enclosures

Molex has launched its OptoConnect range of custom optical enclosures, which provide a complete end-to-end optical management system for high-density telecom and datacom equipment used in communication systems for aerospace and defence networks.

Designed to simplify complex fibre-optic mapping, the OptoConnect fibre routing system uses integrated FlexPlane optical circuitry to provide high-density optical routing on printed circuit boards or backplanes instead of with cables and patch cords.

“Advanced network architectures are driving complex fibre-optic interconnection topologies, which are nearly impossible to implement with patch-cord-based connections,” said Tom Marrapode, director of marketing, Molex.

Fully tested and NEBS compliant, OptoConnect custom fibre-optic enclosures handle the most complex routing schemes to greatly reduce intra-system cabling footprints and increase system reliability.

By integrating high-density fibre-optic circuits, interconnects and optional passive components, the sophisticated OptoConnect enclosure system can streamline complex ingress and egress fibre port mapping for interconnect intensive technologies, including mesh networks, wavelength selective switching, and software defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualisation (NFV) topologies.

Complementary products such as MPO and LC loopback connectors and MTP/MPO LC cable assemblies fill out the offering to provide a complete optical interconnect product set.  Customers also have the option to have Molex design an enclosure to meet their product specifications or use their own internal design that complements their equipment styles.

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