The short video shows how key features improve access, ease, time and reliability for fibre patching and polarity reversal in ultra high density environments, such as the data centre.
Security and network manager of Blue Chip Carl Southern is featured in the video and he explains the challenge with traditional fibre patching. ‘One of the problems we have with fibre patching in our data centre is when we’re patching in high density environments, it can be very difficult to insert the fibres and it can be even harder to remove them. It can be very frustrating and we can also suffer from damaged fibers. When we’re patching in blade servers, access can be very limited; it can be very difficult to reach the latch with your fingers.’
Siemon’s LC BladePatch claims to resolve all these issues. With its intuitive, ergonomic action, it eliminates the need to access a latch during installation and removal, avoiding any disruption or damage to adjacent fibre connectors in the tightest fitting fibre patching environments.
Beyond patching, the polarity reversal was also demonstrated using the LC BladePatch’s patent pending rotating latch. As is shown, only the latch rotates, not the entire connector, which eliminates potential connector and cable damage during polarity changes, whilst clearly indicating that a polarity change has been made.
Carl Southern confirmed, ‘I couldn’t believe how easy it was after I was shown; very, very simple, very quick and very safe. Traditional fibre reversal often involves a high risk of damaging the fibres or the connectors. With this connector that risk is minimised.’ Plus the new jumper has an overall smaller diameter uni-tube cable design that reduces cable pathway congestion for improved airflow, energy efficiency and easy cable management.
For more information on LC BladePatch and to order a free demonstration sample, visit: www.siemon.com/lcbp
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