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For Immediate Release - April 2014

Siemon launches LightStack ultra high density fibre enclosure

High Density Fiber LightStack

Siemon, a leading global fibre optic network infrastructure specialist, has launched LightStack™, an ultra high density plug and play fibre system. This end-to-end fibre system is claimed to combine superior performance and density with unmatched accessibility in a sleek, modern enclosure. It has been designed to support advanced data centre and storage area network environments and to provide a fast, seamless migration to advanced 40 and 100 Gigabit applications.

LightStack features a unique patent-pending enclosure that has the capacity to house 144 LC fibres or 864 MTP fibres in a single rack unit. Its revolutionary horizontal cable management accommodates both traditional and uni-tube jumpers and features easy-unlatch, swing-open management clips for full access. Innovative swivel cable tie-down points on the rear of the enclosure maintain proper bend radius.

With a rear bottom tray that slides inward for easy access to the connectivity while the enclosures are stacked on top of each other, LightStack offers best-in-class accessibility. In the out position, the rear tray acts as a cable partition between stacked enclosures. Low-loss plug and play modules are also easily inserted or removed from either the front or rear of the enclosure and the aesthetically appealing easy-open magnetic door eliminates harmful pinch points and offers high-visibility drop-down labeling.

Available in OM4 multimode and singlemode, the ultra-slim LightStack LC-to-MTP low-loss plug and play modules offer the industry's lowest loss performance of 0.35dB for flexible fibre channels. Fully ready to support 40 and 100 Gigabit applications, LightStack low-loss 0.2dB MTP pass-through adapters are available in two, four and six port designs and they are offered in both aligned and opposed key orientation to accommodate all polarity methods. Unlike other fibre solutions on the market, LightStack also supports 12-fibre LC pass-through adapter plates for current 10 Gigabit Ethernet or Fibre Channel SAN applications.

"As today's high-density data centres migrate from 10 to 40 and 100 Gigabit speeds, they require low-loss fibre connectivity to support multiple mated connections for flexible patching options over a wide range of distances and configurations, whilst remaining within link loss budgets. At the same time, these connections need to be easily accessed and managed to quickly and effectively make changes," explains Charlie Maynard, fibre optic product manager at Siemon's global headquarters. "With superior best-in-class features, our new LightStack ultra high density fibre system is uniquely positioned to overcome current and future fibre connectivity challenges."

For backbone links, the LightStack fibre system includes next generation and traditional MTP trunk cables, available in OM3 and OM4 bend insensitive multimode and singlemode fibre. Siemon's LC BladePatch, featuring its revolutionary push-pull boot design, perfectly complements the ultra high density of the new LightStack system, improving accessibility even further. Ideal for connecting to active equipment from interconnects or cross connects such as in SAN applications, LightStack also offers LC BladePatch®-to-MTP hybrid trunks for precise control and easy insertion and removal. LC BladePatch jumpers and trunks utilize a smaller diameter uni-tube cable design which reduces cable pathway congestion, improving airflow and increasing energy efficiency, whilst simplifying overall cable management. The low loss 12-fibre LC BladePatch®-to-MTP hybrid trunks are available in both multimode and singlemode, as well as in a variety of staggered lengths to support a multitude of active equipment including Cisco Nexus, Cisco MDS and Brocade.

For more information on the revolutionary LightStack ultra high density fibre system, visit: www.siemon.com/LightStack.

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About Siemon
Established in 1903, Siemon is an industry leader specialising in the design and manufacture of high quality, high performance low voltage infrastructure solutions and services for data centres, LANs and intelligent buildings. Headquartered in Connecticut, USA, with global sales, technical and logistics expertise spanning 100 countries, Siemon offers a comprehensive suite of copper and optical fibre cabling systems, cabinets, racks, cable management, data centre power and cooling systems and intelligent infrastructure management solutions.

With more than 400 patents specific to structured cabling, Siemon Labs invests heavily in R&D and the development of industry standards, underlining the company’s long-standing commitment to its customers and the industry. Siemon Interconnect Solutions (SIS) is a Siemon business unit comprised of a team of dedicated technical sales professionals supported by Siemon Labs, mechanical, electrical and signal integrity engineers committed to solving industry and customer driven interconnect challenges. Siemon provides custom network infrastructure solutions to OEMs, leading manufacturers, value-added resellers and system integrators.
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