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Belden Announces Optical Distribution Frame for High-Density Networks

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Belden Inc., the global specialty networking solution provider has announced its new DCX Optical Distribution Frame (ODF), a termination and connectivity distribution frame to handle high-density optical fiber connections.

The deployment of next-generation technologies like 5G and IoT has increased data center bandwidth requirements which in turn needs more fiber connections. The increased fiber connections need to be supported effectively by optical distribution frames. They also need to offer easy access to patch cords and trunk cables for quick maintenance, moves, additions and changes.

Belden’s new DCX Optical Distribution Frame

Belden claims to offer 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 product family includes the DCX cabinet, 4U housings and adapter frames, pre-terminated cassettes and splice cassettes.

Benefits of Deploying Belden’s DCX ODF

“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,” said Benoit Chevarie, Global Product Manager for connectivity at Belden. He further stated “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.”

Optical Distribution Frame

Belden’s new DCX Optical Distribution Frame helps integrators, consultants, installers and end-users achieve successful cable management, handle high amounts of fiber connections and add density to the ODF through innovations such as:

  • Easy patch cord access via pull-out trays and clearance around each connector
  • Cable and patch cord protection through articulated cable management trays and slack management to prevent cable damage or pinch points
  • Front-access design that allows for multiple configurations and facilitates scalability while optimizing square footage use
  • Flippable modular cassettes which offer easy fiber polarity management that maintains port numbering sequences

About The Company

Belden Inc. is a manufacturer of networking, connectivity, and cable products. The company designs, manufactures, and markets signal transmission products for demanding applications. These products serve the industrial automation, enterprise, security, transportation, infrastructure, and residential markets. In India, it operates as Belden India Pvt. Ltd. with its headquarters in Pune with sales offices in various cities.