Fiber Optic Systems
ICC offers a breadth of solutions for installing fiber optic cabling. These solutions are designed to provide high data rate capabilities and support data transmission over long distances. They support various network architectures, such as fiber-to-the-premise (FTTP), fiber-to-the-zone (FTTZ), and fiber-to-the-desktop (FTTD). ICC's solutions support singlemode, multimode, backbone, and desktop applications for businesses, corporations, and enterprises. They integrate seamlessly into entrance facilities, data centers, telecom rooms, and workstations.
ICC offers a wide selection of fiber optic patch cords that interconnect equipment in high-density environments. These fiber patch cords, also known as fiber jumpers, are factory terminated and tested to offer rapid deployment. Most importantly, they are made with Corning® ClearCurve® glass which allows the fiber to be bend-insensitive to reduce attenuation and improve performance in tight bends.
Patch cables are available in OM1, OM2, and OM3 multimode and OS1 singlemode. Choose from LC, SC, MTP®/MPO, and ST connector types in various lengths.
ClearCurve is a registered trademark of Corning.
MTP is a registered trademark of US Conec Ltd.
ICC believes in factory termination, not on-site, which is why all fiber optic products are built and tested to comply with the following industry standards:
- ANSI/TIA 568-C.3 standard for optical cabling components
- IEEE 802.3 10 Gigabit Ethernet standard
- IEC-60793-2-10 specification for modal bandwidth performance
- TIA-492AAAC standard for OM3 50/125 multimode cable
- TIA-455-171A standard for acceptable insertion loss
- UL rated for safety
Low Insertion Loss
Insertion loss is used as a basis for acceptance testing of installed links and channels. ICC individually tests optical fibers to ensure the lowest amount of loss. LC, SC, and ST cables are tested and have an average insertion loss of 0.2dB. 99% of cables have an insertion loss of 0.16dB or lower. These results beat the industry's average insertion loss of 0.75dB.
Overall performance depends on the mechanical components that control alignment and physical contact of the fiber cores. Among other tests, ICC inspects the optical fibers' end-face geometry to ensure high concentricity on both ends. The surface contour, surface detail, 3D-mesh, and live image are also examined.
Support 10 Gbps
Migrating to 40 Gbps
As the demand for higher speed increases, it is recommended to migrate to 40 Gbps [40GBASE-SR4, 10Gb/lane]. 40 Gbps requires eight fibers -- four to transmit and four to receive. Each fiber transmits at a rate of 10 Gbps.
Connect to 40G equipment with ICC's MTP/MPO patch cords. ICC’s MTP/MPO connectivity solutions comply with IEEE 802.3ae 40G Ethernet standard.
ICC offers passive-optical MPO cassettes for speeds exceeding 10 Gbps to support the changing standards for backbone speeds. These cassettes are available in ICC's three different footprints: Classic, HD, and Plug and Play.
Fiber Patching Platforms
ICC's solutions for fiber patching have no frills, just quick and easy patching with maximum compatibility. Both rack mount and wall mount solutions are available to provide a variety of installation options.
Classic vs. HD Footprint
The Classic footprint is LGX® compatible with many industry-standard platforms, allowing for easy upgrades of existing panels. With the Classic footprint, you can fit up to 72 fibers in one rack mount space.
The High-Density (HD) footprint is an exclusive design to ICC. With its staggered push-pin placement and vertical adapters, the HD footprint provides up to 33% more fiber within the same rack mount space than the Classic footprint. With the HD footprint, you can fit up to 96 fibers in one rack mount space.
LGX is a registered trademark of Lucent Technologies.
Plug and Play Footprint
Only available as a rack mount solution, the Plug and Play footprint is suitable for fiber backbone applications. The footprint works exclusively with a specialized panel and series of pre-terminated MPO cassettes. These cassettes are equipped with LC or SC connectors on the front and MPO connectors on the rear with no splicing, termination, or testing required. With the Plug and Play footprint, you can fit up to 96 fibers in one rack mount space.
This system uses a modular design perfect for moves, adds, and changes. These cassettes can be snapped into the panel without the use of tools. The cassettes can then be removed using a flat head screwdriver.
Rack Mount Panels
ICC's fiber optic patch panels, also known as fiber distribution panels, are rack-mountable to 19-inch cabinets and server racks. They provide an interface for patching multiple fiber optic cables in a central location and reduce wear and tear to the input ports of optical networking equipment.
Rack Mount Enclosures
ICC's fiber optic rack mount enclosures provide a safe and clean environment for protecting fiber optic installations in both data center and storage network closets. With their accessible design, including slide-out tray and transparent front windows, these enclosures are easy to service and can manage all fiber optic connections and patching.
Wall Mount Enclosures
ICC's fiber optic wall mount enclosures provide a distribution point to feed a high fiber optic cable capacity to telecommunication closets or zones. They are tamper-resistant, designed to save floor space, and fit in areas where floor racks cannot. Expanding fiber reach into zones can help expedite system maintenance and minimize network downtime.