TE Connectivity’s Rapid Fiber panel product line targets data centers

Infotech Lead America: Aiming to boost data center business, TE Connectivity has launched its Rapid Fiber panel product line.

The Rapid Fiber panel — a cabling concept — will enable speed and flexibility to help data center operators and installers deliver superior service with a faster response time.

Jaxon Lang, vice president of TE Telecom Networks, said: “Time spent measuring the length of trunk cables, ordering the right length, storing slack, or splicing in a field-terminated solution adds cost and slows down the response to new customers and opportunities.”

The Rapid Fiber panel uses TE’s RapidReel fiber cable spool to deploy dual 12-fiber 3 mm diameter cable in order to ensure right length for intrafacility cable (IFC).

Available in 100-foot increments (up to 1000 feet), the multifiber cable terminates to a multifiber push-on connector (MPO), which enables a plug-and-play connection to the main distribution area.

Moreover, the MPO connector and multifiber cable ensure fast cable routing and easy handling by technicians, and offers maximum space savings for high-density fiber applications.

TE says the Rapid Fiber panel also features TE’s cable management system—providing bend radius protection, cable routing paths and physical protection for optimal network performance.

The Rapid Fiber panel speeds up process with its payout system which simplifies installation and eliminates the need to measure trunk cables to length.

Instead of measuring to length and then ordering cables, operators can keep a Rapid Fiber panel on hand or close by for when they need to add racks or colocation customers, eliminating the wait for a cable assembly.

Meanwhile, for the quarter ended December 28, TE Connectivity reported profit of $277 million against $260 million a year earlier.

Gross margin improved to 31.6 percent from 29.7 percent. Sales in the transportation solutions segment, TE Connectivity’s largest by revenue, climbed 2.7 percent to $1.26 billion.

Network solutions sales decreased 8.5 percent, while sales in the communications and industrial-solutions business were up 2.2 percent.

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