With the popularization of 40G and 100G networks, more and more data centers, telecommunication centers, enterprises and campuses are beginning to use MTP/MPO cabling systems. This cabling system is constructed using MTP/MPO fiber patch cords, MTP/MPO cassettes, MTP/MPO adapters and MTP/MPO adapter panels. It can greatly save network deployment time while providing unlimited possibilities for high-density cabling. Bonelinks will introduce some practical MTP/MPO cabling system equipment and application cases in this article.
Required Equipment for MTP/MPO Cabling System
In order to meet the needs of high-speed networks, the MTP/MPO cabling system needs to use a variety of different types of equipment to meet various wiring needs. The following is the introduction of the 4 types of equipment that the MTP/MPO wiring system needs to use.
- MTP/MPO Fiber Optic Patch Cord
MTP/MPO fiber optic patch cord is composed of MTP/MPO connector and fiber optic cable, which can be used in single-mode and multi-mode applications, and the fiber type is usually OM3 multimode fiber or OM4 multimode fiber. There are many types of MTP/MPO fiber jumpers to choose from. According to the fiber core count, MTP/MPO fiber jumpers can be divided into 7 types: 8-core, 12-core, 24-core, 36-core, 48-core, 72-core and 144-core MTP/MPO fiber optic patch cord. According to whether there are branches, MTP/MPO fiber optic patch cord can be divided into MTP/MPO trunk fiber optic patch cord and MTP/MPO branch fiber optic patch cord.
- MTP/MPO Fiber Cassette
MTP/MPO fiber optic cassette has the characteristics of modular design, low insertion loss and flexible deployment. It is usually deployed in the ODF (Optical Distribution Frame) of the high-density MDA (Main Distribution Area) and EDA (Equipment Distribution Area) of the data center, or it can be installed in a rack-mounted or wall-mounted enclosure for capacity expansion.
- MTP/MPO Adapter
MTP/MPO adapters can accurately connect two connectors, and are widely used in optical fiber communication systems, local area networks, wide area networks, optical fiber access networks and video transmission, and have the advantages of low insertion loss, good interchangeability and high-temperature resistance.
- MTP/MPO Adapter Panel
The MTP/MPO adapter panel adopts a registered jack (RJ) latch structure, which can realize the interconnection of various pre-terminated products, complete the fiber access and port output, help you increase port density and provide an affordable and compact solution for your network. In addition, MTP/MPO adapter panels are available in
4-port, 6-port, 8-port and 12-port types.
Application Cases of MTP/MPO Cabling System
- Data Center SAN (Storage Area Network)
MTP/MPO plug-and-play modules have been widely used in data centers, such as backbone products supporting hundreds of optical ports. Since SANs require high-density and modular cabling for easy reconfiguration, MTP/MPO plug-and-play modules are ideally suited to meet these infrastructure requirements.
- Co-location Data Center
Co-location data centers have relatively high requirements for network scalability and flexibility, and ultra-high-density MTP/MPO cabling systems are favored by hosting data centers because of their high flexibility and easy expansion.
- Enterprise Network/Campus Network
Ultra-high-density MTP/MPO optical fiber cassettes are also widely used in enterprise networks or campus networks, and one of its highlights is plug and play. The installation is quick and convenient, no professional fiber optic knowledge is required, and traditional splicing installation technology can also be applied.
- Telecom Center Office
The MTP/MPO cabling system has the characteristics of large capacity and high performance, so it is very suitable for use in high-density racks to improve space utilization. Modular fiber enclosures are pre-terminated or have MTP/MPO ports for improved reconfiguration. In addition, they can be fitted with joint management of conventional installation techniques.
The MTP/MPO cabling system can not only greatly save wiring space, but also simplify the wiring process and facilitate cable management. Therefore, the MTP/MPO cabling system is a perfect solution for high-density applications. Although building an MTP/MPO cabling system will cost a lot in the initial stage, it is definitely a wise and cost-effective decision for network deployment in the long run.