With the new LC ceramic ferrule design, insertion loss on Skinny-Trunk LC assemblies is reduced from the maximum 0.5 dB to 0.15 dB. On average, typical loss for Skinny-Trunk LC assemblies is 0.08 dB. In addition, CABLExpress recently upgraded its Skinny-Trunk 12 fiber-optic MTP connector. With its new thermoplastic ferrule design, typical insertion loss on Skinny-Trunk MTP assemblies was reduced to a maximum of 0.35 dB. The MTP enhancement allows for maximum connections, stretches loss budgets and helps “future proof” data centers. The ultra-low-loss MTP connectors can be used for modular pre-terminated fiber-optic cabling systems.