R&M offers Anaconda data center fiber distribution system

Reichle & De-Massari AG (R&M) has unveiled the Anaconda high-capacity data center fiber distribution system. The company says it has designed the Anaconda line with the flexibility necessary to support current major termination techniques and high fiber count cables.

Reichle & De-Massari AG (R&M) has unveiled the Anaconda high-capacity data center fiber distribution system. The company says it has designed the Anaconda line with the flexibility necessary to support current major termination techniques and high fiber count cables.

The Anaconda systems support high fiber cable density yet offers ease of use, R&M asserts. The systems' design therefore makes moves, adds, and changes (MACs), cable tracking, and fault-finding more manageable in a large data center.

The systems are available 19-inch and 23-inch rack mountable configurations. Both versions feature 2.5-inch (63 mm) cable entry and routing ports. Total system configurations are factory scalable to more than 3,456 fiber ports, in 288-port 3RU increments, according to R&M. The chassis features 0.090-inch aluminum or cold rolled steel construction, with a powder coat to improve indoor and outdoor protection. The rack module offers internal slack storage for incoming cable and trunks.

The Anaconda systems also leverage a modular design that enables technicians to remove the universal cassette while the panel is deployed. An external steel breakout box and cable clamp assist and protect cable entry into the panel. This design enables technicians to break out the fiber cable outside the panel rather than inside, which means users can work with much smaller cable diameters inside the panel.

The fact that the splice tray shelf resides in the rear of the panel enables fusion splicing in an 864 fiber shelf to take approximately four hours, according to the company.

The 3RU, 288-fiber design enables use of standard LC-duplex patch cables. Termination options include MTP cassettes, direct termination of field installable connectors, fusion splicing in a 0RU splice shelf in the rear of the cabinet, and splicing inside of the splice cassette.

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