Corning's Centrix cable management platform provides high density

Corning Inc. (NYSE:GLW) has introduced its newly designed Centrix platform, an optical connectivity platform that combines what the company claims is industry-leading termination density with an intuitive jumper routing system and superior fiber-optic cable management.

Oct 1st, 2013

Corning Inc. (NYSE:GLW) has introduced its newly designed Centrix platform, an optical connectivity platform that combines what the company claims is industry-leading termination density with an intuitive jumper routing system and superior fiber-optic cable management.

The Centrix platform meets the requirements of multiple application spaces — central office, headend, FTTx, fiber-to-the-cell-site and data centers — allowing customers to use one platform across multiple optical network applications. The single-cassette modular design is ideal for efficient on-frame splicing and optical device integration (i.e., WDM, splitters, test ports, etc.), the vendor says.

With the increased density, the Centrix platform provides an efficient use of both jumper and cable routing space. The customer can deploy more ports per square foot and increase frame real estate use. The Centrix platform supports up to 4320 LC or 2880 SC fiber-optic connector ports per standard 7-foot frame. The “multiple path” jumper routing system helps prevent jumpers from piling up and entangling, thus managing moves, adds and changes more simply.

The Centrix platform is available in a rear cable-access frame, which is compliant to GR-449. It is also available in a front cable-access frame, which enables back-to-back frame configurations. Both options enable deployment of more ports per square foot.

The building block for the Centrix platform is the modular cassette, which contains 24 SC or 36 LC connector adapters. The cassettes can be ordered blank or pigtailed for in-cassette splicing. A standard 4RU housing will hold 12 cassettes. Housings can be ordered preloaded with cassettes and stubbed, which can reduce installation time and risk.

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