Four new fibre-optic connector rack panels speed assembly and save space
Subs & Systems
Cliff Electronics are now providing 1U x 19” rack patch panels pre-assembled with commonly used fibre-optic connectors. Panels are offered with an optional cable strain relief bracket.
Applications for the patch panels include audio, video, digital, optical and data feeds and professional equipment for post-production and editing suits. Other applications comprise TV camera feeds, broadcast, lighting, networking, instrumentation and industrial applications.
The four pre-loaded panels include one with the popular and widely used ST MM (multi-mode) fibre-optic connector whose straight tip connectors utilise a bayonet-style coupling providing a simple twist-on and twist-off installation. The ST connector is one of the most popular connectors for multi-mode networks in buildings and campuses.
The SC SIMPLEX rack panel meets the demands of single mode (SM) fibre-optic cables where each cable has one fibre, and the small form factor LC DUPLEX connector is available as SM and MM assembled panels used for duplex communication between devices where a separate transmit and receive signal are required.
John Hall, managing director of Cliff Electronics, comments; “Applications for fibre-optic communications continue to grow as data speed, quality and bandwidth are pushed ever further by system designers. Our pre-assembled connector rack panels, whether fibre-optic, audio, power or USB offer systems integrators fast and convenient system assembly.