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September saw the start of the pilot phase of a public gigabit Wi-Fi access point on the famous Fan Mile in Berlin, Germany. HUBER+SUHNER is providing Wi-Fi antennas and coaxial cables, thus playing its part in enabling users in the area to surf, chat and stream for free for 30 minutes.

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At the the premier conference for chip, board and systems design engineers in the high speed communications and semiconductor communities HUBER+SUHNER will present its newest additions to the well-know connectivity portfolio.

31/1/2018 - 1/2/2018
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Colocation

Colocation
The rise in the popularity of Colocation data centers over the past five years has been quite spectacular and is now one of the largest market segments in the IT world. Typically, a Colocation data center provides the premises, power, cooling, bandwidth and physical security while the customer installs its own switching, servers and storage. Space in the center is generally taken as required by the rack, cabinet, cage or room. In the past, Colocation data centers were almost exclusively used by companies for disaster recovery but the reality of low CAPEX and OPEX has attracted companies of all sizes who deem it more financially beneficial and easier to outsource their data center requirements. For most companies, outsourcing a non-core activity is also part of a risk-reduction strategy, and also alleviates the need to fund, operate, maintain and update an owned facility. This business model bring its own particular challenges - with multiple tenants requiring specific and varied space configurations and security demands. Colocation data centers therefore face some unique infrastructure challenges.

Security is a Colocation pre-requisite where private access to server and storage racks is essential. To offer 24/7/365 operation to its customers who demand this level of service, Colocation infrastructure companies rely on high-performing and high quality products that will ensure their services operate efficiently and reliably, around the clock.

Downtime and poor service are unacceptable and Colocation companies pay the price for downtime. In such a competitive market, there is no future for service providers with infrastructures based on anything but the most advanced technologies.

Recommended Products

CDR, NGR and 19" equipment 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.

 

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" (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 todays 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.

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.

KYPROS premium - pre-term copper solutions

HUBER+SUHNER pre-terminated KYPROS premium portfolio complements the standard KYPROS portfolio by offering a more high-end alternative. KYPROS premium is very easy to install and increases user-friendliness.

Pre-term premium cassette 1 x 24 pair cable

Pre-term premium cassette 1 x 24 pair cable

The system uses a single 24 pair cable and a multi-jack module is fitted at both ends of the assembly. Each module port is identified 1 to 6 for simple installation on the panel and is purpose-built to the user’s specific requirements. The very small module makes it simple and quick to install and guides through the pathways in the ducting and the racks. The LED indicator helps to quickly find the module on the other side saving precious installation and maintenance time.

KYPROS premium - non pre-term copper solutions

HUBER+SUHNER offers a non pre-term high-end copper portfolio for cost-effective high-performance balanced copper systems able to support applications up to and including 10GBase-T and remote powering (PoE+).

KYPROS - pre-term copper solutions

HUBER+SUHNER pre-terminated copper solutions provide an easily installed and cost effective alternative to individual field-terminated component-based cabling. Combining factory terminated modules with high-performance cable, pre-terminated trunk cables are designed to simplify the installation in data centres and other high-density environments.
Pre-terminated systems are available to suit panel-to-panel and switch-to-panel applications and customers can pre-configure length and connector types to match their specific needs.

KYPROS - pre-term copper cassettes

KYPROS - pre-term copper cassettes

HUBER+SUHNER pre-terminated copper solutions provide an easily installed and cost effective alternative to individual field-terminated component-based cabling. Combining factory terminated modules with high-performance cable, pre-terminated trunk cables are designed to simplify the installation in data centres and other high-density environments.
Pre-terminated systems are available to suit panel-to-panel and switch-to-panel applications and customers can pre-configure length and connector types to match their specific needs.

KYPROS - pre-term copper panels

KYPROS - pre-term copper panels

HUBER+SUHNER pre-terminated copper solutions provide an easily installed and cost effective alternative to individual field-terminated component-based cabling. Combining factory terminated cassettes with high-performance cable and panels, installation time in data centres and other high-density environments can be significantly reduced.

KYPROS - non pre-term copper portfolio

HUBER+SUHNER designs and manufactures cost-effective high-performance balanced copper systems to support applications up to and including 10GBase-T and remote powering (PoE+). Our tailored system solutions offer proven and reliable performance characteristics which exceed all of the relevant cabling standards found on the international market.
HUBER+SUHNER copper systems allow operators to utilise the full capacity and transmission distance of their balanced copper infrastructure without compromising flexibility and handling. Built from high quality, proven components, the Category 6/Class E and Category 6A/Class EA system solutions operate to 250 and 500 MHz respectively, with overcapacity built into selected components for enhanced longevity and upgradability.
Each component is compliant to the relevant IEC or TIA component standard, and when installed in combination, provide link and channel performance which exceeds the ISO/IEC, EN and TIA standards. For optimum performance and full system warranty, the HUBER+SUHNER copper system must be installed by a trained and qualified HUBER+SUHNER installation partner.

KYPROS - cables, jacks and patch cords

KYPROS - cables, jacks and patch cords

HUBER+SUHNER's extensive KYPROS copper portfolio contains cost-effective high-performance balanced copper components which support applications up to and including 10GBase-T and remote powering (PoE+). Our tailored cables, jacks and patch cord range, offers proven and reliable performance characteristics which exceed all of the relevant cabling standards found on the international market.
HUBER+SUHNER copper systems allow operators to utilise the full capacity and transmission distance of their balanced copper infrastructure without compromising flexibility and handling. Built from high quality, proven components, the Category 6/Class E and Category 6A/Class EA system solutions operate to 250 and 500 MHz respectively, with overcapacity built into selected components for enhanced longevity and upgradability. Each component complies with the relevant IEC or TIA component standard, and when installed in combination, provide link and channel performance which exceeds the ISO/IEC, EN and TIA standards.

KYPROS - non pre-term copper panels and guides

KYPROS - non pre-term copper panels and guides

HUBER+SUHNER's KYPROS portfolio contains a wide range of  panels which support all copper applications including 10GBase-T and remote powering (PoE+). HUBER+SUHNER copper systems allow operators to utilise the full capacity and transmission distance of their balanced copper infrastructure without compromising flexibility and handling. Cable guides enable an easy and straightforward cable management.

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.

Optical switch series 3000

Optical switch series 3000

The Polatis Series 3000 family of multimode optical switch trays utilises the DirectLight beam-steering technology, delivering high performance in a compact, fully non-blocking, multimode product. The Series 3000 multimode switch can form the integral part of a resilient network, for connection management in a business continuity setting or as part of a shipboard communication system. Since there is no regeneration or signal monitoring and no signal modulation is introduced, the Series 3000 is a secure node for carrying sensitive communications. With its low loss, very high repeatability and low crosstalk, the Series 3000 multimode is a perfect fit for testing of fiber Channel and GigE interfaces as part of an automation strategy. Available in both symmetric (NxN) and asymmetric (MxN) port configurations.

Optical switch series 6000

Optical switch series 6000

The Polatis Series 6000 Optical Switch is a high-performance, fully non-blocking all-optical matrix switch available in sizes from 4x4 up to 192x192. It is designed to meet the highest performance and reliability needs of the most demanding applications with exceptionally low optical loss, compact size, low power requirements and fast switching speeds. With support of Software-Defined Networks (SDNs) via an embedded OpenFlow and NETCONF control interfaces, the Series 6000 enables extremely low latency for time-critical traffic required for new virtual cloud services in hybrid packet-optical data centers. The Series 6000 is based on Polatis’ patented DirectLight® optical switching technology that has been proven in the most challenging data center, telecom and defence applications and is also used by major network equipment manufacturers to automate testing of optical components and subsystems.

Optical switch series 7000

Optical switch series 7000

The Polatis Series 7000n Network Optical Switch is the largest-capacity, highest-density, highest-performance and most reliable non-blocking all-optical matrix switch available in the industry. The Series 7000n 384x384 all-optical circuit switch is designed to meet the most demanding applications with exceptionally low optical loss, compact size, and fast switching speeds. With support for Software-Defined Networks (SDNs) via embedded OpenFlow and NETCONF control interfaces, the Series 7000n can route time-critical traffic with very low-latency to enable new virtual cloud services in hybrid packet-optical data centers. The Series 7000n is the latest addition to the Polatis product line of optical switches and modules, creating the broadest portfolio available of dynamic fiber cross-connect solutions (from 4x4 to 384x384), all built on the Polatis' patented DirectLight® optical switching platform that has been proven in the most challenging data center, telecom and defense and test applications for over a decade.

Series 6000 PSS

Series 6000 PSS

The Polatis Series 6000 Protection Services Switch (PSS) is a versatile solution for a wide range of protection switching applications. The PSS can protect up to 16 transmission RX/TX line pairs in a compact 1RU space and uses less than 25 Watts. It can operate as a standalone protection switch or it can be controlled and monitored by a higher level network management system to expand its capabilities.

Optipack cable systems

HUBER+SUHNER designs and manufactures every component within its high performance cable systems. This allows us to increase performance by as much as 50 % so that our customers can achieve the optical budgets required for 40 GbE and 100 GbE applications without losing any of the flexibility required for evolving data centers.
 

LC-LC trunk harnesses

LC-LC trunk harnesses

LC Optipack trunk harnesses are used as pre-connectorised backbone links between cabinets in the data center. Generally, trunk harnesses will be connected to the rear side of patching modules and LC jumpers will be used as equipment cords to servers and switches. Backbones are generally deployed with singlemode fiber because only this fiber offers a future-proofed infrastructure for higher data rates. Multimode LC trunk harnesses are not recommended because LC multimode connectors do not offer an upgrade to 40G or 100G over parallel optics.

MTP-LC transition harnesses

MTP-LC transition harnesses

Optipack transition harnesses provide a transition from MTP connectivity in the backbone to LC duplex connectivity on switches and servers. Instead of using LC patch panels and cords, the harness provides a fast and compact alternative that plugs directly into equipment transceivers. Many of the data centers today are designed with multimode MTP backbones because this is the most flexible and future-proofed
way of adapting from one type of connector to another.
 

MTP-MTP conversion harnesses

MTP-MTP conversion harnesses

Conversion harnesses allow users to convert their existing MTP backbone cables to an MTP type which matches their active equipment. Conversion harnesses are a low-loss alternative to conversion modules
because they eliminate one mated MTP pair across the link. Many of today’s legacy infrastructures are built using a Base-12 MTP backbone design, however experience shows us that this connector is rarely used on higher data rate switches or servers. Currently Base-8 is the preferred connector for 40G (SR4) transceivers and Base-24 is the preferred connector for 100G transceivers (SR10).
The wide variation of MTP connector types in the modern data center has led to some confusion concerning the identification of different Base-types. HUBER+SUHNER conversion harnesses are supplied with colour coded boots so that users can quickly identify the required connectivity type. This is particularly important with conversion harnesses that have different connectors at each end of the assembly.
 

MTP-MTP trunk cables

MTP-MTP trunk cables

Optipack trunk cables are high density multi-stranded cables which form the backbone of the data center. Available in different fiber-counts up to 144 fibers, the Optipack trunks reduce the installation time by consolidating multiple sub-units into a single cable. This approach significantly reduces the overall diameter of the cable and provides much better space utilization of cable routing channels.

Optipack trunk cables are available with 8, 12 and 24 fiber sub-units so that users can deploy Base-8, Base-12 or Base-24 infrastructures to suit their MTP connectivity requirements.

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