Optical Distribution Frame — Belden Inc.
Belden’s new DCX Optical Distribution Frame helps integrators, consultants, installers, and end-users achieve successful cable management, handle high amounts of fiber connections, and add density to the ODF through innovations, such as:
- Easy patch cord access via pull-out trays and clearance around each connector.
- Cable and patch cord protection through articulated cable management trays and slack management to prevent cable damage or pinch points.
- Front-access design that allows for multiple configurations and facilitates scalability while optimizing square footage use.
- Flippable modular cassettes, which offer easy fiber polarity management that maintains port numbering sequences.
The DCX can support 4,608 terminations (2,304 ports) per cabinet. The product family includes the DCX cabinet; 4U housings; and adapter frames, pre-terminated cassettes, and splice cassettes.
To provide lower total cost of ownership and simplify design, the system’s compact termination cassettes fit many different applications. Compatibility with many fiber termination methods contributes to reduced capital expenses. The system’s ability to use one patch cord length to connect from one port to any other port contributes to lower operating expenses. The DCX ODF also allows for migration from Base-12 to Base-8, Base-16, and even Base-24 connectivity in the future without requiring infrastructure changes, further reducing capital expenses without losing density.