The N48K-15M8L60-B 50/125 Breakout Fiber Patch Panel not only integrates equipment with 10G and 40G speeds, but also provides a simple, flexible path from 25Gb to 100Gb, as well as upcoming 50Gb to 200Gb speeds and beyond. The 1U chassis features five breakout cassettes. Each cassette contains 12 LC duplex ports and three built-in two-meter MTP multimode cables for a total of 15 QSFP fiber switch ports breaking out to 60 LC ports.
Base8 wiring with built-in MTP trunks maximizes rack space and link performance, while enabling simple cable deployment and optimized harness mapping. The N48K-15M8L60-B uses all 60 LC ports, meaning no dead ports as in Base12 wiring, with streamlined 1-to-1 port mapping. Eliminating the need for 12-fiber conversion modules results in a reduction of up to 50 percent in link attenuation.
Hardwired cassettes offer a 30-percent improvement in insertion loss with no separate MTP connection in the rear, resulting in longer duplex link distances. Color-coded magenta OM4 cables are easily distinguished from traditional aqua OM3 multimode fiber. Base-8 Fiber compatible with both QSFP+ 40GBASE-SR4 to SFP+ 10GBASE-SR and QSFP28 100GBASE-SR4 to SFP28 25GBASE-SR connections.
The front panel folds down to protect the LC patch cords, as well as provide wire mapping by matching each cassette’s labeled MTP cables to the LC clusters. Writing space on the inside panel lets you custom-label each port. Each panel is serialized and insertion loss data is available upon request via the unit’s serial number.
Integrates Equipment with 10Gb and 40Gb Speeds, or 25Gb and 100Gb, to Meet Current Connectivity Needs
Also future-proofs your network for eventual 50Gb and 200Gb speeds and beyond
Base-8 Fiber compatible with both QSFP+ 40GBASE-SR4 to SFP+ 10GBASE-SR and QSFP28 100GBASE-SR4 to SFP28 25GBASE-SR connections.
OM4 fiber for highest throughput
5 Breakout Cassettes
12 LC duplex ports and 3 built-in 2-meter MTP multimode cables per cassette
Total of 15 QSFP fiber switch ports and 60 LC ports
100% fiber utilization
Streamlined 1:1 port mapping
Up to 50% reduction in link attenuation
Color-coded magenta cables easily distinguishable in crowded switch
No unused LC ports as in Base12 wiring
Simple patch cable deployment
Optimized harness mapping
Hardwired cassette modules offer 30% improvement in insertion loss
Fold-Down Front Panel
LC patch cables protected
Provides wire mapping by matching each cassette’s labeled MTP cables to LC clusters
Writing space on inside panel for custom-labeling of ports
Insertion loss data available via unit’s serial number
Mounts in 1U of EIA-Standard 19 in. Rack
Maximizes rack space and link performance * Total of 15 12-fiber MTP/MPO switch ports and 60 LC ports
* Base8 wiring uses all LC ports—no dead ports as in Base12
* Base-8 Fiber compatible with both QSFP+ 40GBASE-SR4 to SFP+ 10GBASE-SR and QSFP28 100GBASE-SR4 to SFP28 25GBASE-SR connections
* Hardwired cassettes for 30% improvement in insertion loss
* Easily identifiable color-coded magenta OM4 cables