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28/1/2019 - 1/2/2019
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Central office

Central office
An ever increasing expansion in fiber capacity culminates in large central offices, where next generation optical distribution racks and fiber containment systems are used to manage the optical fibers. Typically, for Telecom and FTTH networks, an interconnect method is used. However, in order to maintain maximum flexibility in an open access network, a cross-connect method might be the alternative.

A more detailed central office overview can be found in the WAN/Access network applications overview. To learn more about our central office offering, click here

Related Products

Racks and cabinets

HUBER+SUHNER offers a wide range of Optical Distribution Frames (ODF) and 19" equipment cabinets to meet all requirements. HUBER+SUHNER’s comprehensive range of equipment cabinets is designed to fulfil the diverse needs of the typical data center operator. The cabinet range is based around a common construction of anodised aluminium extrusions which match the innovative CDR passive optical rack system.

CDR

CDR

The CDR (Cable Distribution Rack) is a purpose-built high density fiber management rack which serves as a central cross-connect in the main distribution area of data centers. With a footprint depth of only 300 mm, the CDR is fully modular and scalable up to 1620 ports (3240 fibers) using LC connectivity and 1080 ports (25 920 fibers) using MTP connectivity. Users can benefit from a C-shaped construction where all internal sub-elements are completely installable and accessible from the front side. This important feature means that CDRs can be placed back-to-back on a single floor tile or alternatively against an unused wall for minimal space consumption.

The CDR is 47U high, 300 mm deep and comes in two standard width dimensions of 900 mm and 1200 mm. The 900 mm version is designed for splicing and MTP-LC furcation trays and the 1200 mm version is intended for patching only, whether it be LC or MTP cable systems.

EDR - 19

EDR - 19" equipment cabinets

HUBER+SUHNER’s comprehensive range of equipment cabinets is designed to fulfil the diverse needs of the typical data center operator. The cabinet range is based around a common construction of anodised aluminium extrusions which match the innovative CDR passive optical rack system. Available as active, switch, network or cabling variants, all 19" cabinets meet the detailed technical requirements for these environments and focus on adjustability, ease of access, high capacity and mechanical strength.

Racks are equipped with adjustable equipment mounting rails with position indicators, fully bonded in compliance with the requirements of EN50310 and offer easy door and panel removal features that allow full access to the adjustable working areas without the need for tools.

 

NGR - next generation rack

NGR - next generation rack

Designed in collaboration with installers and operators, the NGR incorporates many features not possible when using conventional 19" cabinets and splicing panels. For example, the NGR is only 300 mm deep and its "c-shaped design" allows unrestricted access to all internal elements from the front side. This not only reduces installation and servicing time, but offers customers the opportunity to position NGRs back-to-back for double density within a 600 mm standard footprint. In addition, the c-shaped design also allows cables to be patched from the NGR directly to adjacent switch equipment without the need to enter the raised floor void or overhead containment system. This reduces CAPEX and OPEX especially in small POP stations in which only a few racks are located.

HUBER+SUHNER’s NGRs are configured using modular and scalable sub-racks. This "building block" approach offers maximum flexibility with the option of matching fiber upgrades with customer take-up rates. Termination modules support all connectivity types and offer a wide array of applications in a single generic footprint so that one product covers all existing and future customer requirements.

LISA - side access fiber management systems

LISA is a dedicated high-density fiber management system commonly used as a centralised cross connect in the main distribution area (MDA) of large data centers. With a 300 mm depth and full access from the front side; LISA cabinets can be positioned against unused walls, at the end of cold aisles or back-to-back on a single floor tile.

LISA racks have a density of 1500 LC ports per rack or 3000 LC ports per tile when placed back-to-back. For MTP applications the density is 1080 or 2160 MTP ports respectively.
The main difference between LISA and conventional 19" panels is the fact that LISA is fully accessible from the front side. This means that users can install, patch or remove fiber trays simply by sliding out the tray. This feature is much more attractive than 19" panels which generally require access to the rear side of the cabinet. Patching to the LISA rack is fast and easy and a dedicated slack storage area for jumpers allows users to make "any-to-any" patching with just two lengths of cord.

LISA - patching tray units

LISA - patching tray units

LISA patching trays are generally used to build a cross-connect (system-to-line) configuration either within the same optical distribution rack (ODR) or between adjacent ODRs and servers with highest flexibility when using pre-terminated and factory tested cable systems. Cable systems can be patched easily thanks to a sliding and pivoting design.
 

LISA - patching trays

LISA - patching trays

LISA patching trays are generally used to build a cross-connect (system-to-line) configuration either within the same optical distribution rack (ODR) or between adjacent ODRs and servers with highest flexibility when using pre-terminated and factory tested cable systems.
Cable systems can be patched easily thanks to a sliding and pivoting design. Cables enter the patching tray from the rear left and right hand side of the tray unit and are then horizontally managed before entering the patching tray.
 

LISA - tray units

LISA - tray units

The LISA standard tray unit is a high-density chassis which manages pigtail splicing or MTP-LC transition fiber trays inside the centralised cross-connect rack. Incoming backbone cables enter the tray unit from the left hand side and jumper cables are connected on the right hand side of the tray unit.
Due to 19 inch fixings at the rear of the tray unit, full access can be enjoyed to all incoming and outgoing fibers and the integrated service loops allows the fiber tray to be inserted and retracted quickly and easily.
Standard tray units are supplied in 7U units with a density of 15 x fiber trays in total. Fully loaded 47U high CDR racks will accommodate a maximum of 6 x 7U tray units or 90 x fiber trays.

LISA - fiber trays

LISA - fiber trays

LISA fiber trays are the side-facing connectivity blocks that are inserted into tray units within high density CDR and NGR racks. Designed for speed of installation and improved accessibility, the LISA fiber trays can be installed and removed in under 10 seconds. fiber trays are available to cover a wide range of applications including pigtail splicing and MTP-LC transitions.

 

ODU - optimised distribution unit

ODU - optimised distribution unit

Within the LISA side access portfolio, HUBER+SUHNER offers a sub-rack which allows the integration of any LISA fiber tray into a standard 19" equipment cabinet. Flexible mounting options at the rear of the optimised distribution unit (ODU) make cable fixation quick and easy and bend-limiting conduits give ultimate protection to the incoming fibers. Patch cords are routed to the front side of the ODU and can either be guided to the rear of the cabinet (around the vertical rail) or vertically (along the front of the rail if sufficient side space is available within the cabinet). The ODU has a lockable steel door which provides security to the internal connections. This feature is particularly beneficial in collocation areas where multiple subscribers occupy the same rack space.
 

LISA - front access fiber management systems

The LISA front access system is focused on speed of installation and network security during installation or maintenance. The LISA front access system represents a modular group of products that enables seamless connection of passive optical networks especially in central office environments. Reliability and performance are key to the success of our industry which is why we have ensured that the highest level of fiber protection and bend-radius limitation are standard across all front access system solutions. The center piece of the front access system is a unique and versatile compact module that can be used for pigtail, direct cable splicing or for the integration of pre-connectorised passive components such as splitters.

LISA compact modules for MultiCircuit (MCM) applications combine simple installation and maximum security within an optical network. An integrated loose tube storage facility in each module allows easy removal of the splicing machine without disturbing neighbouring modules. In telecommunication environments, the compact module is particularly suitable for simple physical connections between the equipment and the passive infrastructure by means of inter-connect or cross-connect.

fiberframe patch panel

fiberframe patch panel

The fiberframe is a 19" patch panel made from aluminium which allows the user to splice or patch various cables and cable systems in a standard 1U height 19" frame. It can accommodate up to 24 adapters such as LC, LX.5, SC and E-2000™. In addition, maximum flexibility is ensured thanks to exchangeable front plates for a wide range of supplementary adapter types. The panel has a density of up to 48 fibers using LC/LX.5/ E-2000™ connectivity and allows the user to bring various different cables and cable systems into the back of the panel, fixed with easy exchangeable back plates. A telescopic drawer ensures the access to the back of the connectors as well as to the splice cassettes and offers a storage area for loose tubes which is separated from the splicing and patching area inside the housing. For splice applications, the well-known ACS splice cassette accommodates up to 24 fibers per cassette using either heat shrink or sandwich splice protectors. The cassette allows the user to store fiber overlength neatly and securely within the cassette and the hinge mechanism ensures access to any cassette without tools. Each housing is delivered with a mounting kit (M5), designation strip, Velcro straps and cable ties.

fiberframe lite patch panel

fiberframe lite patch panel

The fiberframe lite is a 19" patch panel made from solid steel which allows the user to splice or patch various cables and cable systems in a standard 1U height 19" frame. It can accommodate up to 24 adapters such as SC simplex, LC/LX.5 duplex. With the latter, a density of up to 48 fibers per 1U can be achieved. The multifunctional back plate allows the user to bring different cables and cable systems into the back of the panel without having to exchange various back plates. A telescopic drawer ensures the access to the back of the connectors and to the splice cassettes. For splice applications, the well-known ACS splice cassette accommodates up to 24 fibers per cassette using either heat shrink or sandwich splice protectors. The cassette allows the user to store fiber overlength neatly and securely within the cassette and the hinge mechanism ensures the access to any cassette without tools.

Each housing is delivered with a mounting kit (M5), Velcro straps and cable ties.

IANOS® high-density inter-connects

The IANOS system from HUBER+SUHNER is a state of the art fiber optic management system which facilitates fast, flexible and future-proofed connectivity in the data center. As its name suggests "IANOS" (inspired by the Roman god Janus) looks to the past as well as to the future. This means that "IANOS" is a combination of previous experience and valuable insight into the future.

Data centers are constantly adapting to reflect the demands placed on them, and today's fiber management systems need to accommodate these changes with the minimum amount of cost, time and disruption. As data centers evolve, we see a broad mixture of applications and data rates depending on the location, the business model and of course the data demand. IANOS accommodates these changes by offering the widest range of connectivity scenarios in a single generic platform.

IANOS® chassis

IANOS® chassis

The IANOS system from HUBER+SUHNER is a state of the art fiber optic management system which facilitates fast, flexible and future-proofed connectivity in the data center. As its name suggests "IANOS" (as in Roman mythology) looks to the past as well as to the future. This means that "IANOS" is a combination of previous experience and valuable insight into the future.

Data centers are constantly adapting to reflect the demands placed on them, and today's fiber management systems need to accommodate these changes with the minimum amount of cost, time and disruption. As data centers evolve, we see a broad mixture of applications and data rates depending on the location, the business model and of course the data demand. IANOS accommodates these changes by offering the widest range of connectivity scenarios in a single generic platform.

IANOS® modules

IANOS® modules

IANOS modules are interchangeable connectivity blocks that can be inserted into the IANOS chassis from the rear or front side. A wide range of different modules are available to cover many different applications such as patching, splicing, transition and conversion. Single and twin modules are available to give users a higher degree of flexibility and choice as to how they want to build their fiber optic infrastructure.

IANOS modules are extremely compact and lightweight and they can easily be inserted and removed as the infrastructure evolves. Operators who upgrade their infrastructure to higher data rates can remove their legacy 10G modules and then replace them with modules more suitable for 40G and 100G for example. This building block approach is what makes the IANOS system so scalable and adaptive.

Optical switches

Polatis' highly reliable piezoelectric Directlight® beam-steering technology sets the industry standard for lowest optical loss and highest performance. With more than a billion port-hours accumulated on deployed units, the Polatis technology platform delivers a broad range of class-leading all-optical matrix switch products into demanding applications. At the core of Polatis optical switches is our patented DirectLight beam-steering technology that makes connections using compact piezoelectric actuators to align collimated beams of light from opposing arrays of input and output fibers with minimal loss, distortion or interference between paths. Alignment is maintained using feedback from integrated position sensors to ensure connection stability over time, temperature and external disturbances. Switching occurs completely independently of the power level, colour or direction of light on the path, enabling pre-provisioning of dark fiber and avoiding concatenation of switching delays across mesh or multi-stage switched optical networks. Polatis optical switches are fully non-blocking and available in sizes from 4x4 to 384x384.

FO Jumpers

MTP-MTP jumpers

MTP-MTP jumpers

Jumper cables are used to make the final connection from patch panels to transceivers, or they are used in the centralised cross connect as a means of connecting two independent backbone links. Jumper cables are available with LC connectors or MTP connectors depending on whether the infrastructure is serial or parallel. Generally, jumper cables are short length assemblies because they only connect two devices within the same rack, however in some cases jumper cables can be longer, such as "middle of row" or "end of row" distribution architectures.

HUBER+SUHNER manufactures jumper cables which are optimised for the "in-rack" environment. Jumper cables are smaller and more flexible than conventional assemblies and connectivity is designed to allow highest packing density and easy, fast access. All of our jumper cables contain bend optimised fiber for enhanced performance under tight bending conditions, and our connectors are colour coded and identified based on base type and fiber type.

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