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Main Distribution Area to Horizontal Distribution Area to Equipment Areas

High density patching fields, end-of-row distribution and top-of-rack networking

Complete Connect can provide a number of solutions to connect your Main, Horizontal and Equipment Distribution Areas. The solutions shown below use a combination of our 24 fibre MTP/LC cassettes mounted in both our 3U and 1U housing panels and also uses our MTP coupler plates mounted in the same 1U panels. In the topology shown on this webpage, the Main Distribution Area (MDA) is always connected to Equipment Areas (EAs) via a Horizontal Distribution Areas (HDAs).

Typical Requirements by Zone

Main Distribution Area

High density Patching fields
Dual channel connectivity
Mixture of 10G, 40G and 100G applications

Horizontal Distribution Areas

End of Row

Zonal distribution
Trunk extensions
Patching field

Equipment Cabinets

Top-of-rack

Connections to equipment
Top-of-rack patching

Why use an MTP Modular Cassette Solution?

Maximum use of rackspace

Each 1U panel can also hold M310 24 fibre cassettes and so other options include have a 72 LC fibre presentation with LC cross connects or a mix of LC and MTP connectivity in the HDA.

Easy roll out

Each HDA can support any number of equipment racks and is usually located at end of aisle or center aisle and allows for diverse routing of primary and secondary cabling.

The cross connects within the HDA enable inter-aisle connectivity, ease of access and can reduce overall cabling distances. In the figure above the two HDAs are M310 1U MTP through coupler housing panels. Each one of these 1U panels offers up to 288 fibres (144 pairs).

Maximum use of rackspace

Each 1U panel can also hold M310 24 fibre cassettes and so other options include have a 72 LC fibre presentation with LC cross connects or a mix of LC and MTP connectivity in the HDA.

Easy roll out

Each HDA can support any number of equipment racks and is usually located at end of aisle or center aisle and allows for diverse routing of primary and secondary cabling.

The cross connects within the HDA enable inter-aisle connectivity, ease of access and can reduce overall cabling distances. In the figure above the two HDAs are M310 1U MTP through coupler housing panels. Each one of these 1U panels offers up to 288 fibres (144 pairs).

Maximum use of rackspace

Each 1U panel can also hold M310 24 fibre cassettes and so other options include have a 72 LC fibre presentation with LC cross connects or a mix of LC and MTP connectivity in the HDA.

Features and Benefits of using this Topology

data centre fibre networking
Operational
  • Provides a high level of flexibility at all points for future MAC’s
  • Expanding the network to include additional cabinets becomes modular and straightforward
  • Easy upgrade path to 40GbE
  • Incorporate 40GbE along side the existing cabling, utilising the same housing panels
mtp lc modular cassette 3U housing panel
Capacity
  • MDA connects to a HDA with up to 288 fibres (144 channels)
  • HDA feeds 24 fibres into up to 12 Equipment Areas (EAs)
  • The HDA can be housed in one of the 12 EAs or in a separate cabinet
  • MDA to HDA and EA fibre cabling can have a primary and a secondary route
1U MTP coupler housing panel
Port Presentation
  • LC connections in all equipment cabinets
  • LC connections within the MDA gives maximum flexibility at the point of cross connection
  • HDA can connect directly to SAN directors via MTP hydra cables (MTP – LC harnesses)

Connecting the Main Distribution Area to the Horizontal Distribution Area

1U and 3U modular cassette housing panels

M Series Universal 3U and 1U Housing Panels

    • Loaded with M310 Series multimode (OM3 or OM4) LC – MTP cassettes
    • Connected by M310 multimode (OM3 or OM4) MTP trunk cables
    • M310 Low Loss Patch Cords

Accessories

1U fibre management bars, blanking plates

Installation Accessories

MTP and LC cleaning tools, velcro cable tie, labelling tool

M310 Series Modular Cassettes
MTP LC cassette modules

OM3 or OM4 24 fibre (12 port)
LC presentation

M310 Series MTP Trunk Cables
MTP trunk cable multimode 12 fibre

OM3 or OM4 12 fibre or 24 fibre
With optional pulling socks

M310 Series 48 to 144 MTP Trunk Cables
MTP 144 fibre trunk cable

OM3 or OM4 12 fibre to 144 fibre
With pulling socks

Top-of-Rack Equipment Cabinet Cabling

1U MTP modular cassette housing panel

M Series Universal 1U Housing Panels

  • Loaded with M310 Series multimode (OM3 or OM4) LC – MTP cassettes
  • Connected by M310 multimode (OM3 or OM4) MTP trunk cables
  • M310 Low Loss Patch Cords

Accessories

1U fibre management bars, blanking plates

Installation Accessories

MTP and LC cleaning tools, velcro cable tie, labelling tool

M310 Series Modular Cassettes
MTP LC cassette modules

OM3 or OM4 24 fibre (12 port)
LC presentation

M310 Series MTP Trunk Cables
MTP trunk cable multimode 12 fibre

OM3 or OM4 12 fibre or 24 fibre
With optional pulling socks

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