Panduit offers tapped fiber-optic cassettes for passive network monitoring

Panduit Corp. has expanded its QuickNet Cassette line with tapped fiber-optic cassettes. The tapped cassettes pair with diagnostic and test equipment to provide visibility into network traffic, which aids in troubleshooting, monitoring, and maintenance operations.

Panduit Corp. has expanded its QuickNet Cassette line with tapped fiber-optic cassettes. The tapped cassettes pair with diagnostic and test equipment to provide visibility into network traffic, which aids in troubleshooting, monitoring, and maintenance operations.

The tapped fiber cassettes feature a passive fiber-optic splitter that diverts a copy of all link traffic to diagnostic and test equipment. Unlike some competitive offerings that use splitters based on fused bi-conical taper technology, Panduit uses thin-film-filter-based optical splitters.

“Filter-based optical splitters are the most accurate at optical monitoring,” explains Jack Tison, Panduit’s CTO. “Data center managers can install this technology with confidence that the tapped fiber cassette will provide both a monitoring link and live link with the performance they expect from Panduit, without disrupting network operations.”

Panduit offers tapped fiber cassettes in a variety of configurations, including designs for use with crash cart applications or with rack-mounted monitoring equipment. The cassettes are available with both LC and MTP connectivity, and with front and rear-mounted connectors.

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