Belden launches new solution to optimize fiber networks


With ever-increasing data center bandwidth requirements, IP migration in broadcast environments and new stadium technology deployments (such as 5G and IoT) all require more fiber connections. These fiber connections need to be supported effectively while also ensuring easy access to patch cords and trunk cables for quick maintenance, moves, additions and changes.

To support this, networking expert Belden, has unveiled a new DCX Optical Distribution Frame (ODF), a high-density cross-connect solution designed to optimize fiber infrastructure ROI.

The new product helps integrators, consultants, installers and end-users achieve successful cable management, handle high amounts of fiber connections and add density to the ODF.

Offering the highest per-square-foot fiber termination density available in the marketplace, the DCX Optical Distribution Frame can support 4,608 terminations (2,304 ports) per small-footprint cabinet.

“The migration to fiber is happening in many different environments to support higher density and the shift from 40G to 100G Ethernet and emerging 400G technologies and beyond,” says Benoit Chevarie, global product manager for connectivity at Belden. “The more fiber you bring in, the more vital it is to properly manage it. The new DCX Optical Distribution Frame makes it much faster and easier to manage nearly unlimited numbers of fiber connections while offering the lowest total cost of ownership per square foot for fiber cross connects.”

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