With the highly developed information society, the amount of data is growing at an exponential rate, and people's demand for communication bandwidth is also increasing. In order to meet the high-density and high-efficiency optical cable connection requirements of high-speed and large-capacity optical communication systems, MTP/MPO fiber optic patch cord has emerged. It is widely used in high-density cabling in data centers due to its ability to improve space utilization and simplify network deployment. Here, we introduce the advantages, types, application programs, and solutions of MTP/MPO fiber optic patch cord.
An MTP/MPO fiber optic patch cord has connectors on both ends. MTP is a high-performance MPO connector that only has better mechanical and optical performance than ordinary MPO connectors. MTP/MPO fiber optic patch cords differ in connector type, latch, floating ferrule, guide pin, detachable housing, and performance.
The MTP fiber system is truly an innovative product that has brought fiber networks into a new millennium. The compact design of the MTP connector allows for more cores and smaller size for MTP patch cord, with the most common being 12 and 24 cores. It is the same size as an SC connector and can provide up to 12 or 24 fibers, saving space in circuit cards and racks.
Using MTP backbone jumpers, no on-site termination is required to install an entire fiber backbone network. In addition, the MTP connector fully complies with all professional MPO connector standards and is compatible with VZ TPR.9431, IEC-61754-7, and EIA/TIA-604-5, and can be used to replace MPO connectors for better performance. It uses a simple push-pull locking structure for easy and intuitive insertion and removal.
The MTP patch cord uses the industry-leading high-performance polishing machine, combined with the MT series sleeve design, which has a spring installed at the end of the ferrule to apply an axial pressure to the ferrule until the outer frame of the connector is locked with the adapter. There is a protruding key on the side of the ferrule, which is used to limit the relative position between the connector heads during connection, to determine the correct fiber docking order and provide excellent performance. They are easy to install and save time and cost. They can optimize network performance and maximize service life.
MTP multi-core jumpers can meet the high-speed broadband and data network performance and reliability required by today's demanding networks. Their design meets growing demands and future technological developments.
According to different standards, MTP fiber optic patch cords are classified into different types. Based on the number of fiber cores, MTP fiber optic patch cords are divided into MTP single-mode fiber (including polarization-maintaining fiber) patch cords and MTP multimode fiber optic patch cords.
According to the connectors on both ends, MTP fiber optic patch cords are mainly configured in two ways. One is MTP connecting to MTP, usually referred to as MTP backbone fiber optic patch cords. The other is MTP connecting to standard LC/FC/SC/ST/MTRJ connectors (usually referred to as MTP-LC/MTP-FC, etc.), which is commonly known as MTP branch fiber optic patch cords or MTP fan-out fiber optic patch cords.