R&M’s Anaconda is a high capacity fiber distribution system designed to meet the demands of modern data center environment. The system offers unparalleled flexibility to accommodate today’s major termination techniques and high fiber count cables.

Rapid growth in the volume of data being stored and managed in data centers in recent years has lead to a need to realize maximum port density in the smallest available space. However, increasing density often results in unmanageable cabling. This makes moves, adds and changes (MACs), cable tracking and fault-finding impossible. Anaconda has been designed with the challenges of a managing a future-proof data center in mind, targeting ease of use and flexibility in an increasingly high-density, complicated network environment.

Components are assembled in the U.S., preassembled, dressed and labeled for fast deployment and available in 19 in. and 23 in. rack mountable versions with large 2.5 in. (63 mm) cable entry and routing ports. Solutions are factory scalable to over 3,456 fiber ports, in 288 port 3RU increments. The heavy-duty chassis construction is forged from 0.090 in. aluminum or cold rolled steel, with a powder coat that offers maximum protection indoors and outdoors. The rack module offers internal slack storage for incoming cable and trunks.

Another benefit of the Anaconda and the universal cassette is that it can be removed while the panel is deployed. An external steel breakout box and cable clamp assist and protect cable entry into the panel. This is especially important when incoming cables have a large diameter and high fibre count. It allows the user to breakout the cable outside the panel rather than inside. Taking advantage of this unique feature, the user can work with much smaller cable diameters inside the panel. Loading is assisted by a unique removable cassette handling cradle. Medium density 3RU, 288 fiber designs allow for the use of standard LC-duplex patch cables. Termination options include MTP® cassettes, direct termination of field installable connectors, fusion splicing in a 0RU splice shelf in the rear of the cabinet and splicing inside of the splice cassette.