Siemon has expanded its existing line of Lighthouse advanced fiber cabling solutions with the LightStack 8 ultra high-density plug-and-play system for efficient, cost-effective support of current and future 8-fiber applications.
Current 40 and 100 gigabit multimode fiber applications, as well as future 200 and 400 gigabit fiber applications, are based on 8 optical fibers with 4 fibers transmitting and 4 receiving at either 10, 25, 50 or 100 Gb/s. Consisting of 1U and 4U fiber enclosures, modules, adapters, assemblies and jumpers, Siemon’s LightStack 8 provides a complete end-to-end Base 8 fiber system for the most efficient support of 8-fiber applications with 100% fiber utilization.
LightStack 8 offers ultra high density with 144 LC fibers or 864 MTP fibers in 1U or 576 LC fibers and 3456 MTP fibers in 4U. With sliding bottom rear divider, swing-open cable management clips, integrated strain relief and an easy-open magnetic door that eliminates potential pinch points, LightStack 8 offers excellent port access, cable management and fiber protection in sleek, modern enclosures.
The system includes low-loss LightStack 8 modules that transition 1 Base 8 MTP to 4 duplex LC connectors, as well as LightStack 8 MTP pass-through adapter plates to support day one 40 Gb/s or 100 Gb/s applications. LightStack 8 LC pass-through adapter plates for duplex applications are also available. These modules and adapter plates can be quickly and easily inserted or removed from either the front or rear of the enclosure. The system also includes Base 8 plug-and-play MTP trunk assemblies, MTP jumpers and hybrid equipment cords for backbone and equipment connections.
“LightStack has long been our premium ultra high-density plug-and-play fiber system,” says Charlie Maynard, product manager for Siemon. “With current and future fiber applications all dominated by fiber counts that are divisible by 2 or 8 fibers, LightStack 8 offers the simplest, most efficient migration to 40 or 100 Gb/s and beyond while maximizing fiber utilization and maintaining all of the LightStack features and benefits our customers have come to appreciate.”
Available in low loss OM4 multimode and OS1/OS2 singlemode, Siemon’s new LightStack 8 Ultra High-Density Plug-and-Play System features smaller diameter RazorCore fiber to significantly reduce cable diameter of assemblies and provide a 2-mm diameter MTP jumper. The system also includes Base 8 MTP to LC hybrid assemblies as an alternative to modules for support of 10 Gb/s and 4 X 10G Base 8 MTP to LC BladePatch assemblies that feature the innovative push-pull latch activation of the BladePatch plug for easy access in tight fitting areas.