TE Connectivity Introduces Rapid Fiber Panel Product Portfolio for Data Centers

Fri Mar 8, 2013 9:30am EST

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Solutions Enable Faster Cable Installation, Better Flexibility and Improved
Service
MINNEAPOLIS--(Business Wire)--
TE Connectivity has announced its Rapid Fiber panel product line for data
centers. The Rapid Fiber panel is a cabling concept designed to enable speed and
flexibility in construction and expansion of data centers, including the many
moves, adds and changes they experience. The Rapid Fiber panel helps data center
operators and installers deliver superior service with a faster response time,
and is ideal for ever-changing network communications infrastructure
environments. 

"Response time is always an issue for data centers of all types," comments Jaxon
Lang, vice president of TE Telecom Networks. "Whether you are adding new
equipment to provide cloud or hosted servers, or adding a new colocation
customer, `time is money` still applies. Time spent measuring the length of
trunk cables, ordering the right length, storing slack, or splicing in a
field-terminated solution adds cost and slows down the response to new customers
and opportunities. The Rapid Fiber panel alleviates all this by providing a
faster and simpler means to connect new equipment racks and colocation cages." 

The Rapid Fiber panel uses TE's unique RapidReel fiber cable spool to deploy
dual 12-fiber 3 mm diameter cable-which means the intrafacility cable (IFC) is
always the right length. Available in 100-foot increments (up to 1000 feet), the
multifiber cable terminates to a multifiber push-on connector (MPO), which
enables a plug-and-play connection to the main distribution area. The MPO
connector and multifiber cable ensure fast cable routing and easy handling by
technicians, and offers maximum space savings for high-density fiber
applications. 

The combination of microcable, the RapidReel cable spool and MPO connector
technology in a single Rapid Fiber panel relieves cable congestion and
simplifies the ordering and inventory of equipment. The Rapid Fiber panel also
features TE's industry-leading cable management system-providing bend radius
protection, cable routing paths and physical protection for optimal network
performance. 

"The Rapid Fiber panel is an example of TE`s commitment to addressing the needs
of our data center customers," TE`s Lang adds. "Physical layer infrastructure
often is among the last things planned when building a data center or adding to
an existing one. The Rapid Fiber panel speeds up that process with its payout
system which simplifies installation and eliminates the need to measure trunk
cables to length. Instead of measuring to length and then ordering cables,
operators can keep a Rapid Fiber panel on hand or close by for when they need to
add racks or colocation customers, eliminating the wait for a cable assembly.
Thus, not only does the Rapid Fiber panel save cost on installations, but it can
pay for itself by enabling a faster turn up of new customers or services."
Additional information about the Rapid Fiber panel is available at
www.te.com/rapid. 

About TE Connectivity
TE Connectivity (NYSE: TEL) is a $13 billion world leader in connectivity. The
company designs and manufactures products at the heart of electronic connections
for the world`s leading industries including automotive, energy and industrial,
broadband communications, consumer devices, healthcare, and aerospace and
defense. TE Connectivity`s long-standing commitment to innovation and
engineering excellence helps its customers solve the need for more energy
efficiency, always-on communications and ever-increasing productivity. With
nearly 90,000 employees in over 50 countries, TE Connectivity makes connections
the world relies on to work flawlessly every day. To connect with the company,
visit: www.TE.com. 

Rapid Fiber, RapidReel, TE Connectivity and TE Connectivity (logo) are
trademarks. All other logos, products and/ or company names referred to herein
might be trademarks of their respective owners.
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reserved.

TE Connectivity
Product Communications:
Chad Engel, 952-403-8122
Marketing Analyst
chad.engel@te.com

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