Sub-unitized Premise MicroCore 3.0

AFL is launching its newest addition to the Premise MicroCore product line, Sub-unitized Premise MicroCore 3.0. Designed for data centres, central offices and other high performance applications, MicroCore 3.0 provides high fibre density in a compact and easy to manage 3.0 mm frame. By utilising a 24-fibre loose tube design, MicroCore 3.0 can house up to 288 fibres while maintaining a flexible form, thereby optimising space in a new or existing routing infrastructure.

MicroCore 3.0 provides end users with a 400 per cent increase in pathway capacity as compared to a 900 µm tight-buffered solution, and the loose tube design allows for greater fibre management than stacked ribbon cables. Through its use, the cable’s smaller diameter optimises data centre airflow and provides greater cooling efficiency.

Each loose tube sub-unit is independently qualified as a standalone interconnectivity cable suitable for direct termination with a round boot MTP or used in complex routings of top-of-rack or side-rack installations.


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