Molex intros FlexiBend MPO MTP flexible-boot cable assemblies

Molex Inc. (NASDAQ:MOLX) has introduced its FlexiBend MPO/MTP flexible-boot fiber cable assemblies, which are designed to optimize fiber-optic cable routing and support low-profile installations where cabinet doors or front panels might interfere with traditional straight-style bend-limiting boots.

Molex Inc. (NASDAQ:MOLX) has introduced its FlexiBend MPO/MTP flexible-boot fiber cable assemblies, which are designed to optimize fiber-optic cable routing and support low-profile installations where cabinet doors or front panels might interfere with traditional straight-style bend-limiting boots.

These optical cables can be used in datacom, telecommunications, medical, and industrial equipment cabinets and rack-to-rack applications. The assemblies feature flexible bend-limiting boots that support cable exits in varying positions from straight to a 90-degree angle.

“Optical cable routing grows increasingly challenging when installing hundreds of fibers in dense optical patch panels,” said Eve Leal, product manager, Molex. “FlexiBend MPO/MTP flexible-boot cable assemblies help solve cable routing issues by giving installers the ability to bend and direct the exiting fiber in any direction within tight configurations like equipment cabinets and high-density racks.”

Molex FlexiBend assemblies are designed with strain-relief boots that use a flexible and durable steel internal wire which allows an installer to position the boot in place. The “stay-in-place” boot provides strain-relief, but can easily be repositioned without disconnection to modify routing requirements while the cable is in service, Molex says.

Available in 12- and 24-fiber round cable options, FlexiBend is compatible with any MPO receptacle or active QSFP, CXP, and CFP optical modules, Molex adds. Singlemode fiber and multimode fiber cables provide options for transmission link distances using OM3, OM4, OS1, and OS2 fibers. MPO/MTP FlexiBend boot cables have been mechanically tested to GR-1435, ISSUE 2 specification to ensure product performance over 25 bends in various positions.

“Manufacturers and installers of high density hubs, router and server equipment need the right tools to effectively manage cable routing in compact spaces. Designed to be bent by hand, the round cable MPO/MTP FlexiBend boots can be positioned as needed – 0, 45, 90 degrees – for easier installation and maintenance of cable plant,” added Leal.

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