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Solution Summary

Complete Connect can provide a number of solutions to connect your Main, Horizontal and Equipment Distribution Areas. The solutions shown on these webpages 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 this topology, the Main Distribution Area (MDA) is always connected to Equipment Areas (EAs) via Horizontal Distribution Areas (HDAs). 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 in the MDA are 12 fibre MTP patch cords and greatly reduce the time patching compared to an LC patch cord field.
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).

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.

Benefits of using this Topology

♦ Flexibility at all points
♦ Fast MDA patching using 12 fibre MTP patch cords
♦ Expanding the network is modular
♦ Permanent Core Switch links can be isolated
♦ Complete primary and a secondary routing possible.
♦ Easy upgrade path to 40GbE or 100GbE
♦ HDA can be housed in one of the EAs.
♦ 40GbE connectivity can be added into existing panels
♦ Connect SAN directors via hydra cables (MTP harnesses)
♦ Each HDA 1U panel can connect up to 144 servers
♦ Use direct terminated cassettes for long runs to reduce channel losses

Connecting Main Distribution Area to each HDA

MDA
M310 MTP Coupler Plates (x14)
M310 3U Housing Panel
Capacity: 112 MTP-MTP connections presenting 672 fibre pairs per 3U
HDA
M310 MTP coupler plates (x3)

M310 1U MTP housing pPanel

Capacity: 24 MTP – MTP connections presenting 144 fibre pairs per 1U

Cabling
M310 24 Fibre MTP Trunk cable
Alternative
M310 MTP-LC 24 Fibre Cassettes
Capacity: 36 LC duplex connections presenting
36 fibre pairs
Alternative
M310 12 fibre MTP trunk cable enabling more diverse routing
3U MTP Housing

Connecting each Horizontal Distribution Area to each Equipment Area

HDA
M310 MTP Coupler Plates (x3)

M310 1U MTP Housing Panel

Capacity: 24 MTP – MTP connections presenting 144 fibre pairs per 1U
HDA
M310 24 fibre MTP-LC Cassettes (x3)
M310 1U Housing Panel
Capacity: 36 LC duplex connections presenting 36 fibre pairs
Cabling
M310 24 Fibre MTP Trunk cable
Complete Connect low loss premium LC duplex patch cords

Alternative
M310 MTP cassettes: 36 pairs per 1U

MTP Coupler Presentation

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