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Sumitomo Electric Lightwave launches ‘industry’s first’ LGX-HD patch panel

February 5, 2014  

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Sumitomo Electric Lightwave this week introduced its new 4th Level DataCenter Solutions LGX and High Density (HD) patch panel product line, which it said is the industry’s first LGX and HD panel in one.

The new panels were launched at the 2014 BICSI Winter Conference & Exposition in Orlando, Fla.

The primary differentiating factor from preexisting patch panels in the industry is that the 4th Level 1, 2, 3, and 4RU patch panels can be configured for various module footprints including LGX and HD, an option for both in the same panel, and other customized configurations, the company said in a release. 

“The 2RU can be configured with up to 288 LC connectors. By interchanging faceplates and standard cassette products from different manufacturers, installers and network technicians can now experience increased flexibility, versatility in their network design, and hardware cost savings.”

Prior to the 4th Level innovation, network installers would have to purchase a separate patch panel for LGX applications and another patch panel designed for their HD connectivity projects, the company added.

The 4th Level panels are designed for data centre, storage area network (SAN), and local area network (LAN) applications.


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