Wiring - Cabling - Devices
Optical Cable introduces QuadBox pre-terminated solution
By Anthony Capkun
February 05, 2011
Optical Cable Corp. (OCC) introduced QuadBox, a 4-channel pre-terminated copper solution designed to offer multiple category and construction options, offering a range of transmission rates for data centre applications. The QuadBox uses bundled 4-pair cable and four Keystone outlet jacks that can accommodate Cat 5e, 6 and 6a cable, allowing multiple protocol options from 10Mbps-10Gbps. It is compatible with all OCC KMJ series jacks, and is available in both unshielded and shielded options, offering optional grounded shield for network isolation or Alien Crosstalk as needed for security and/or protocol requirements. Each cable option is available in both CMR and CMP ratings. The QuadBox housing can be secured into the rear of a patch panel, using mounted clips that can be released by â€˜pinching’ the clips. While the housing is designed to be accessed from the rear of the panel, a carrier module also permits access from the front of the panel for ease of maintenance by the network user.