TE Connectivity unveils QRapid fiber panel

TE Connectivity has announced a new version of its Rapid Fiber panel, QRapid fiber panel, to incorporate Quareo physical layer management technology.

The new panel improves speed and efficiency in central office fiber deployments while reducing deployment costs.

The QRapid fiber panel incorporates TE’s RapidReel fiber cable spool and is a 1RU 48-port or 3RU 144-port rack-mountable fiber distribution panel.

The company said QRapid fiber panel contains electronics that enable it to function as part of TE’s Quareo physical layer management system.

Additionally, user has the ability to know in real time whether each front port of the panel is connected and to what other equipment and port it is connected.

The physical layer management delivered by QRapid fiber panel expands options for central office and data center network architects who want to gain an accurate, real-time view of the physical network.

In addition, by simplifying site survey inspections, reducing labor hours and streamlining cable deployment, RapidReel can reduce upfront deployment costs.

QRapid Fiber Panel

The pre-connectorized, plug-and-play solution eliminates splice labor requirements and speeds network construction.

The user can have easy access with front-facing interface which ensures trouble-free maintenance and fast service turn-ups.

“The Rapid Fiber panel technology incorporated in the QRapid fiber panel eliminates the need for site visits to measure exact lengths, removing the costly time it takes for custom ordering of fiber distribution cables,” explained Pat Thompson, director of global product management at TE.

Last month, TE Connectivity focused on distributed antenna systems (DAS) for enterprises and exhibits its Fusion for Business solution featuring InterReach Fusion DAS.

In March, TE Connectivity expanded Quareo family of physical layer management (PLM) solutions with new products featuring connection point identification (CPID) technology.

Shilpa Khatri

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