TE Connectivity unveils Osmium high-density chassis

TE Connectivity (TE) has introduced the new Osmium high-density fibre-optic chassis specifically designed to decrease the required number of racks deployed in data centres, resulting in reduced floor space usage and associated cost savings. The Osmium high-density fibre-optic chassis offers up to 45 per cent improvement in density for LC ports per rack unit compared to the nearest market equivalent, offering 210 LC ports compared to 144 LC ports.

“Data centres are very expensive facilities. Their cost per square metre can reach up to €15 000,” said Alastair Waite, head of TE’s EMEA data centre business group. “In parallel, due to the development of cloud services, mobile web usage and digital services, there is an increasing need for more data management and storage capacities, which puts existing data centres under pressure. Consequently, making the best use of every square metre becomes a priority.”

TE’s Osmium high-density fibre-optic chassis is based on a modular cable system and includes a 19-inch unloaded chassis, blades and micro-cassettes. The product’s modular design offers generous scalability, as its capacity can be easily configured to meet changing demands.

The design enables easy moves, additions and changes as the integrated cable management system offers smooth access to LC ports. The chassis can be installed quickly and effortlessly by a single technician, which optimises installation and configuration times, the company says.

Osmium LC/MPO micro-cassettes are compatible with TE’s MPOptimate pre-terminated fibre-optic system. As with every MPOptimate connectivity component, the micro-cassettes offer superior transmission performances combined with simple snap-in installation allowing greater flexibility for the cabling infrastructure design for a more agile data centre.

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