CABLExpress, a division of CXtec, manufactures high-performance cabling, data center infrastructure products, and structured cabling solutions. We help you implement a cabling infrastructure that provides the quality and performance to make all your technology investments worthwhile.
CABLExpress began more than 40 years ago working to solve problems for mainframes in the data center. Our cabling expertise is guided by our experience with enterprise accounts, schools, financial institutions, retail, and medical facilities. We understand that hardware investments need to be optimized to meet the business goals of your company. We want to become your true partner, providing insight for the future, knowledge of current best practices, and personal assistance in data center design in every interaction you have with us.
The award-winning CABLExpress Multi-Path™ System handles multiple cabling light path solutions resulting in little disruption or added cost. Our Skinny-Trunk® Solution is a high-density, fiber optic product line that helps you maximize business value and prepare for future generations of upgrades.
We serve on the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) Telecommunications Cabling Systems Engineering Committee (TR-42), which develops and maintains standards for optical fiber, balanced twisted-pair copper and other telecommunications and data cabling systems and components. We bring an in-depth understanding of current data center standards, such as ANSI/TIA-5683-D, ANSI/TIA-942-B, BICSI 002 and others.
Protect your critical assets with the highest-quality product, best service, optimum performance, and industry-leading innovation you can only get from CABLExpress.
Increasing data speeds have created challenges for data center managers designing fiber cabling topologies, such as polarity (light path).
This dilemma led us to design a new way to deliver a simple, effective system that handles multiple paths with very little disruption or added cost.
The CABLExpress Multi-Path™ system simplifies the cabling migration process and reduces the need for multiple transition components.
Designed to meet and exceed your loss budgets and have high repeatability, so your cables work the first and the 500th time you plug in.
High-density yet easy to work with, featuring organized cable management and modular designs for easy swap outs.
Overall cabling can decrease by 70%.
Port replication is a patching system that mirrors (duplicates) the active electronics in a passive environment.
This reduces cable management issues, decreases opportunities for patch errors and reduces wear and tear on the active ports. H-Series enclosures are designed specifically to replicate high-density director class switches.
This allows full replication in a Main Distribution Area (MDA) as recommended in the TIA-942 Data Center Standard. 48- and 32-port modules are also available to offer full replication for any density
Dell ED-DCX6-8B, ED-DCX6-4B
IBM SAN512B-6 and SAN256B-6
Brocade X6-8 and X6-4
HPE SN8600B 8-slot & SN8600B 4-slot
H-Series 10U and 12U enclosures have modules designed specifically to replicate 32-, 48- and 64-port director class switches.
Available in vertical and horizontal orientations. We can match your switch port numbering exactly.
Developed to eliminate unnecessary obstructions and allow data center managers to easily access patch cabling in the front and rear of the patch panels.
The EA Series allows you to easily access patch cabling in the front and the rear of the patch panel. There is no top, or sides, to get in your way when accessing the fiber ports.
This makes installation and any moves, adds, and changes much easier in congested racks or cabinets.
Up to 48 duplex LCs or 32 MPO ports per RMU
Faceplate options of (4) 12-port duplex LC modules per rack unit, or (2) 24-port duplex LC modules per rack unit
The complete system takes up 1U of space with a depth of 11”
Modular Cable Management
Ability to add front cable manager as needed
Ensure your cabling solution will meet current, and future optical loss budgets
Viewable and removable when you open the front door
Rear Cable Manager
Multiple tie-down slot positions make cable routing and cable management easy to accomplish
Our H-Series fiber enclosure solutions are available in both vertical (4U, 6U, 10U, 12U) and horizontal (1U, 10U) mounting configurations, allowing users to choose port orientation to mirror high-density switches.
48 ports (left) | 64 ports (right)
1U Rack Mount Modules
Our 1U rack mount modules allow you to deliver port replication on a smaller scale, such as replicating a 4U chassis.
This allows you to maximize your rack space usage and still receive the myriad of benefits that port replication provides!
*Full density shown. Also available half-density LC or with MTP® feed-through adapter panels.
CABLExpress® H+ enclosures provide maximum scalability, allowing you to customize your layer one cabling infrastructure to your unique business needs.
Each sliding tray houses four modules, and each module contains six LC duplex ports. H+ enclosures provide optimal usability and manageability to allow for a seamless transition as you continue to migrate to higher speeds.
Featuring the highest port density for fiber optic cabling currently offered in the marketplace, H+ enclosures accommodate up to 288 duplex LC ports in a 4U, 144 in a 2U, and 72 in a 1U configuration.
Their unique design allows easy access to all ports and comes with integrated cable management features for a clean installation, while their front door provides protection for your cabling
For best cable management results, we highly recommend using the H+ enclosure with CABLExpress® Skinny-Trunk® 2mm round fiber jumpers
Available in 1U, 2U and 4U
Our Skinny-Trunk® harnesses solve the problem of cable management in high-density fiber switches. Their revolutionary design eliminates cabling bulk, and staggers to fit your switch ports perfectly.
8 Fiber Harness
12 Fiber Harness
Breakout Harnesses for speeds:
The Skinny-Trunk® ladder rack enclosure is the first copper and fiber enclosure specifically designed to mount directly to overhead conveyance.
Can hold up to 192 LC duplex ports or 96 copper ports (or a combination of the two)
When you just don’t have rack space, the Z-Mount® bracket and the ladder rack enclosure are the solution. The Z-Mount® bracket fits all racks and cabinets, regardless of manufacturer, with industry-standard spacing.
Our RSD Series 1U, 2U and 4U fiber enclosures provide highdensity, low dB loss connections. They’re ideal for structured cabling environments, open racks in telecom closets or any areas where the front protection might be needed.
They support up to 96 fibers in 1U and 384 fibers in 4U, saving valuable space. Their modular design allows for multiple connector types within each enclosure, and their LC and SC couplers utilize state-of-the-art spring stabilizing for minimal coupler movement.
Their slide out, tilt-down drawer provides easy access to modules.
Plus, they come standard with a lifetime warranty.
- Enclosures also accept modules
CABLExpress® angled patch panels feature a slanted design to route patch cords directly into vertical cable managers on either side of the panel. This enables faster installation and eliminates the need for horizontal cable management. The 1U accepts four modules and/or adapter panels and holds up to 96 fibers. The 2U accepts eight modules and/or adapter panels and holds up to 192 fibers.
Fiber trunks are a convenient and economic alternative to running multiple jumpers through your data center. Trunks offer easy cable management as well as significantly reduced field installation times. They’re easy to unplug, recoil, and reuse in the event of any moves, additions or changes.
The key to achieving maximum performance in a high-quality structured data center cabling system is through fiber jumpers.
Our Skinny-Trunk® fiber jumpers meet and exceed the industry’s most stringent requirements for data center solutions, designed specifically for the mainframe and high-end SAN switching environments.
Check out our Fiber Optic Cabling Installation Best Practices Guide.
Create a standards-based, flexible, and reliable copper platform in your data center.
CABLExpress® copper trunk cables are the highly customizable solution for your connectivity needs.
This assembly allows for easy moves, adds and changes.
The simplicity of its design allows existing staff to install the trunking system, thereby avoiding any potential security risks involved with bringing in outside personnel.
For the critical install, there’s simply no better choice than the CABLExpress copper trunk assembly.
You can minimize downtime, maximize productivity, and save money by deploying a reliable, easy-to-use copper trunking system.
When it comes to housing your hardware, you need options that make your job easy and can accommodate any configuration you design
We offer a wide variety of cabinets designed for high-density applications and side-to-side airflow equipment. Our cabinets are available in multiple sizes and configurations, with numerous options for cable management. The cabinets are shipped fully
assembled and capable of handling high-density switch, server and cable management requirements. These cabinets can be used separately or ganged together to create a Main Distribution Area (MDA), the central point of the data center structured cabling system.
You can save floor space and some money with our wide variety of easy-access rack options. Our CABLExpress® racks provide ample room for large cable bundles and come available with a number of cable management features. Our racks are perfect for use in the Equipment Distribution Areas (EDA) of the data center.
Limitless possibilities for cabinet and rack configurations
All the cabling you need, when you need it, at the price you want
CABLExpress EXP Series® fiber jumpers are 100% optically-tested and factory-terminated for superior performance. We stock a variety of multi-mode and single-mode lengths and connector styles ready to ship today, and custom assemblies are also available. We can build jumpers to your exact needs and requirements. Save money and get your cabling right away!
100% optically-tested and factory-terminated for superior performance
Our copper patch cables are the trustworthy, reliable way to carry all your data, voice and video signals. They’re available with snagless boots for easy installation. Plus, with stock lengths and colors available for same-day shipping, there’s simply no better way to future-proof your wiring infrastructure. Get competitively-priced cables ready to ship today!
With a diameter of just 0.148 inches, CABLExpress® mini Cat6 patch cables are smaller than standard Cat6 cables – using less critical space in your cabling infrastructure.
We have patch panels, jacks, faceplates and cable managers to help you with all of your structured cabling projects. On top of that, we also carry the cable management products to keep your cabling infrastructure organized and your structured cabling system performing at its peak.
1U Duct Style
2U Duct Style
A majority of “defective” cables actually just have dirty end-faces! We recommend inspecting the end-faces of cables before installation, and then cleaning them if necessary.
End-face contamination can cause catastrophic failure. Particulates, skin oils, clothing fibers and other contaminants can decrease performance and cause channel errors – even causing DOWNTIME! These easy-to-use, one-click cleaners allow you to follow best practices without investing a lot of time. Remember to always inspect, clean, inspect and repeat if necessary.