Opticonx offers MTP Conversion Modules for improved fiber-optic network efficiency

Opticonx has unveiled its Xtreme12 MTP Conversion Modules. The modules help to avoid stranded fiber resources.

Opticonx has unveiled its Xtreme12 MTP Conversion Modules. The modules help to avoid stranded fiber resources.

When faced with eight-fiber parallel applications (with four transmit and four receive lanes) such as 40GBASE-SR4 40 Gigabit Ethernet and 100GBASE-SR4 100 Gigabit Ethernet, technicians who use conventional 12-fiber MTP/MPO cables waste a third of the fibers in the cable plant, Opticonx points out. To overcome this inefficiency, the Xtreme12 2x3 Conversion Module converts the signal from three four-channel transceivers to two 12-fiber trunks, which means 100% utilization of a 12-fiber network.

A denser solution for 12-fiber networks, the 4x6 Conversion Module converts the signal from six four-channel transceivers to four 12-fiber trunks. And conversion modules for 24-fiber networks convert a 24-fiber MTP to three 8-fiber MTPs.

Overall, Opticonx asserts its family of conversion modules offer or enable:

  • full fiber utilization
  • conversion of Base-8, Base-12, and Base-24 backbones
  • fast, easy installation
  • availability in OM3, OM4, and OM5 multimode fiber and single-mode fiber OS/2 variants.

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