Sumitomo Electric Lightwave has announced the introduction of its new 4th Level DataCenter Solutions LGX and High Density (HD) patch panel product line.

The primary differentiating factor from preexisting patch panels in the industry is that the 4th Level 1, 2, 3, and 4RU patch panels can be configured for various module footprints including LGX and HD, an option for both in the same panel, and other customized configurations. The 2RU can be configured with up to 288 LC connectors. By simply interchanging faceplates and standard cassette products from different manufacturers, installers and network technicians can now experience increased flexibility, versatility in their network design, and hardware cost savings.Patch Panels

Other features of the panels include a user friendly design with shelf tray tilt or rear slide out for easy cable management access, innovative tray stop design that prevents unplanned tray egress from the patch panel, rugged construction of heavy gauge powder coated aluminum for extended product life, and mounting brackets that allow forward and backward adjustments within a standard 19 in. relay rack. The 4th Level panels are a suitable solution for data center, storage area network (SAN), and local area network (LAN) applications.