An Introduction to Fiber Optic Cables: Q-Series

eiodotcom —  August 29, 2012 — 1 Comment

Today’s Eio post is on fiber optic Q-Series distribution.

Fiber-optics, also called optical fiber, is a technology that allows light to travel along thin glass or plastic wires. These wires are typically bundled into fiber-optic cables. This type of cable is used most commonly in the communications industry, because digital information can be converted into light pulses that move along the length of the wires. The cables vary in length, from a few feet to long enough to cross continents or oceans.

Q-Series – Small form factor patching for fiber optic backbones

The Q-Series fiber distribution system was designed with legacy installations in mind. We offer a comprehensive line of adapter panels (26 pre-loaded configurations) that easily install into any of our rackmount or wallmount enclosures or panels. Constructed with steel, each adapter is pre-loaded with a feed-through mating sleeve that serves as the intermediate connection between the backbone and your patch cable. Simply select your connector type, then plug-and-play.

Cables To Go 39140 Q-Series™ 24-Strand MTP-LC Single Mode Module

Small form factor: 1.125in x 5.125in x 4.5in. This breakout module provides the mechanical distribution of the 12-strand MTP connector. Housed in a rugged steel enclosure guaranteed for life, this durable module arrives fully loaded with the preterminated and tested MTP breakout harness. It is shipped with a test report that can assist in calculating the optical budget.

Not only does that reduce your installation time, but it also ensures optimum quality, performance and consistency. For additional flexibility, you can this in one of our rack or wallmount enclosures which feature scalable designs that can grow with your network system.

Please Note: Custom module configurations supporting other fiber types are also available upon request, and can be quickly fulfilled.

Cables To Go 39106 Q-Series™ 2-Panel Wallmount Box

Featuring a guaranteed-for-life, 100% heavy duty steel construction, this wallmount enclosure secures 2 breakout modules in the horizontal or zone distribution areas. It features a low profile that requires little wall space, as well as a large routing space for accessible patch cabling entrance. Top and bottom grommet holes provide easy entrance for the horizontal trunk cables. Incorporated spool rings can secure and store excess cable lengths with a safe bend radius. An easy access front latching door with knockouts is provided for optional locks.

Cables To Go 39105 Q-Series™ 2u 6-Panel Rackmount Fiber Optic Panel

Made from rugged, heavy duty steel, this rugged rackmount enclosure securely houses 6 pre-terminated MTP modules or adapter panels in the 2u configuration. It features a smoked plastic front door, and a steel rear door for easy access; it also incorporates spool rings for securing and storing excess cable lengths with safe bend radius. The top panels can also be removed for additional access, and are equipped with additional rear knockouts for horizontal cabling entrances.

Rectangular cable holders are also provided for dressing the patch cables in the front of the unit behind the smoked plastic front door. The rackmount ears can also be adjusted to 3 different lengths from front to rear for even more flexibility. Each side has large grommet openings for safe horizontal cable routing. Guaranteed for life, each enclosure is designed to be installed in racks or cabinets supporting 19in or 23in rails. Each enclosure is shipped with an accessory pack that includes mounting screws, cable ties for cable management and a cable ID label for the installed cables.

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