Molex Incorporated recently launched its OptoConnect Custom Optical Enclosures. Designed to simplify complex fibre optic mapping issues, OptoConnect fibre routing system using integrated FlexPlane optical circuitry provides a complete end-to-end optical management system that interfaces with various manufacturers of high density telecom and datacom equipment used in communications systems.
‘Advanced network architectures are driving complex fibre optic interconnection topologies, which are nearly impossible to implement with patch cord based connections,’ stated 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 / network function virtualisation 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 solution 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.