L-com expands range of MPO-terminated cables

May 6, 2013
Connectivity products manufacturer L-com, Inc. has expanded its range of MPO-terminated fiber-optic cables. Previously, L-com offered only 62.5/125 OM1 assemblies in female-to-female and fan-out styles, but now L-com offers 50/125 OM2, OM3, OM4 and 9/125 singlemode cables. The new styles include female-to-female, male-to-male, and fan-out options.

Connectivity products manufacturer L-com, Inc. has expanded its range of MPO-terminated fiber-optic cables. Previously, L-com offered only 62.5/125 OM1 multimode fiber assemblies in female-to-female and fan-out styles, but now L-com offers 50/125 OM2, OM3, OM4 and 9/125 singlemode fiber cables. The new styles include female-to-female, male-to-male, and fan-out options.

Multi-fiber push-on/pull-off (MPO) connectors allow a single fiber-optic connector to terminate 6- or 12-count ribbon fiber cables, making installation simpler, easier, cheaper, and smaller compared to using six or more separate cables or more expensive breakout or distribution styles. MPO connectors can be plugged into MPO cassettes to separate the different fiber lines into individual SC, ST, or LC connectors. L-com's MPO cables are fully compatible with US Conec's MTP brand of connectors.

"We've offered a large variety of fiber-optic solutions for decades, supporting one of the fastest growing cabling standards available," said David Gallagher, product manager at L-com. "We intend to continue to innovate in this field, offering solutions to contribute to miniaturization and space saving needs of our customers."

Each new stock cable assembly comes with a test report showing that every channel passes loss inspection. Though all of the off-the-shelf versions are Riser (OFNR) rated, L-com offers custom plenum (OFNP) and LSZH versions through its online cabling configurator, as well as custom lengths, connector mixes, and polishes.

For more information on fiber cable and suppliers, visit the Lightwave Buyer’s Guide.

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