The explosive growth of data flowing across networks had made bandwidth management more vital than ever before. Advancements in cloud computing and unified communications, as well as the proliferation of social media generated content, are driving the need for better bandwidth management across networks.
Bandwidth requirements are driving the demand for fiber, encouraging network managers to adopt fiber networks everywhere.
Clearfield (News - Alert), a company that specializes in fiber networks technologies, is offering an advanced solution that will allow various organizations to cope with the increasing bandwidth demand from different types of users. The company recently unveiled two high-density fiber management products: a multifiber push-on (MPO) equipped Clearview Cassette and a Half-Wide LGX Blade.
The new multifiber push-on (MPO) equipped Clearview Cassette, according to company officials, has the capability to deliver 12 times the fiber connectivity in each of its 12 connector ports. The bandwidth management solution also provides up to 144 fibers within its small footprint or 288 ports in a single 1RU panel at max configuration.
Service providers looking for traditional LGX implementation are often limited in the number of ports they can deploy. The Half-Wide LGX Blade addresses this issue as it is designed to double optical component density for those requiring an LGX footprint. With this solution, customers get the option to double the number of optical components deployed in the identical space without impairing access, according to a press release.
Both the multifiber push-on (MPO) equipped Clearview Cassette and Half-Wide LGX Blade are capable of reducing capital equipment costs by half when compared to standard connector options for the identical port count. Clearview Cassette, for example, can deliver 12 units of self-contained fiber management within the device and provide the scalability and modularity of incremental fiber connectivity whenever required.
"While today it may be difficult to imagine the application requirements that would require more than 20,000 ports of fiber connectivity on a single frame, that same thought was projected when the first high-count IFC cable was brought to market or the first 144-port fiber panel just ten years ago," commented Johnny Hill, chief operating officer for Clearfield, in a statement.
"Bandwidth requirements are driving the demand for fiber and forcing network managers to make room for more fiber everywhere in their networks," Hill added. Rajani Baburajan is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Rajani's articles, please visit her columnist page.
Both the multifiber push-on (MPO) equipped Clearview Cassette and the Half-Wide LGX Blade are currently available from Clearfield and its network of distribution partners.
Edited by Jamie Epstein