TE Connectivity’s RAPID fiber panel eases central office, data center fiber deployment

TE Connectivity’s Telecom Networks business unit (formerly ADC) has introduced the RAPID fiber panel, which uses a spool-based approach to ease the deployment and management of fiber in central offices and data centers.

TE Connectivity’s Telecom Networks business unit (formerly ADC) has introduced the RAPID fiber panel, which uses a spool-based approach to ease the deployment and management of fiber in central offices and data centers.

The three RAPID fiber panel products leverage the RapidReel fiber spool, micro cable, and pre-connectorized multi-fiber push-on (MPO) connectors to provide both connectivity and slack storage within the same system. The approach obviates the need to pre-order custom lengths of cabling, simplifies installation, and reduces costs, TE Connectivity asserts.

Each fiber panel is an intermediate distribution panel with intra-facility cable (IFC) housed inside on the RapidReel. Installers can pull out as much cable as required to make their connections to the fiber distribution frame. Each fiber panel contains 100 feet of 12-fiber singlemode or multimode micro cable. The cable is 3 mm in diameter and supports a minimum bend radius of 15 mm.

The RAPID fiber panel currently comes in three configurations:

  1. a 1RU chassis with 24 SC or LC terminations
  2. a 3RU chassis with 72 SC or 144 LC terminations
  3. a 4RU chassis with 144 SC or LC terminations


The RAPID fiber panels are currently available.

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