February 4, 2003--Johanson Fiber Optics Group (Boonton, NJ) is releasing the MPAK multi-fiber two-piece connector system. MPAK comprises a female connector and a male jack with 6 MT style ferrules for a total of 48, 72, or 144 optical fibers depending on the ferrule configuration.
The connector system includes rugged nickel-plated cast zinc housings that shield and isolate EMI. Dual shutters, one each on the connector and on the jack, offer dust and eye safety protection. Singlemode and multimode versions with a combination thereof in the same connector/cable are available. An optional integrated device shutoff offers the ability to shut down active device when not in use, extending component life. Both card and chassis mount versions are available. The MPAK has been designed to Telcordia GR-1435-CORE requirements.