Sumitomo Electric Lightwave’s 3RU Rack-Mounted Splice Enclosure Honored by 2023 Cabling Installation & Maintenance Innovators Awards

Sept. 11, 2023

[Raleigh, NC, Sep 11, 2023] – Sumitomo Electric Lightwave (SEL), a Sumitomo Electric Industries Group company, announced today that its 3RU Rack-Mounted Splice Enclosure – 144 spliced ribbon (1,728 fibers) capacity within a 3RU space – was recognized among the best by the 2023 Cabling Installation & Maintenance Innovators Awards. An esteemed and experienced panel of judges from the cabling community named SEL as a Gold honoree.

“On behalf of the Cabling Installation & Maintenance Innovators Awards, I would like to congratulate SEL on their Gold level honoree status,” said Cabling Installation & Maintenance Chief Editor Patrick McLaughlin. “This competitive program allows Cabling Installation & Maintenance to celebrate and recognize the most innovative products, projects, technologies, and programs impacting the industry.”

SEL has achieved ground-breaking capacity within a 3RU space by using splice tray and cable routing technology to better utilize space within small high-density cabinets such as the 3K Vertical Hyperscale eXchange (V-HSX). The newly developed splice trays and enhanced cable-routing brackets eliminate wasted space within the enclosure without sacrificing fiber slack storage, cable management, or usability.

“Our 3RU Rack-Mounted Splice Enclosure provides a secure, clean, and cost-efficient distribution point in which to transition between different cable formats and fiber counts, protect fiber terminations (bare fibers), and manage excess cable slack,” stated Josh Seawell, SEL’s Director of Product Management. “We are honored to have been selected for this prestigious award. It is the culture of SEL to find solutions that uniquely meet our customers’ needs. The 3RU is just one of our next generation solutions aimed at maximizing and simplifying networks.”

Sumitomo Electric Lightwave (SEL) is a subsidiary of Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. (SEI), a global corporate group founded in 1897, comprised of 395 subsidiaries, affiliates, and over 270,000 employees in 40 countries worldwide. Together, they are a leading-edge force advancing information and communications technology. They continue to shape optical fiber networks through decades of pioneering industry-changing and customer-focused innovations. We are the only optical fiber and cable manufacturer on the Fortune Global 500 list.

For 30 years, Cabling Installation & Maintenance has provided useful, practical information to professionals responsible for the specification, design, installation, and management of structured cabling systems serving enterprise, data centers, and other environments. These professionals are challenged to stay informed of constantly evolving standards, system design, and installation approaches, product and system capabilities, technologies, and applications that rely on high-performance structured cabling systems. Our editors synthesize these complex issues into multiple information products. This portfolio of information products provides concrete detail that improves the efficiency of day-to-day operations and equips cabling professionals with the perspective that enables strategic planning for networks’ optimum long-term performance.

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