Hi, I'm Josh Taylor, product manager with CABLExpress. Today, we're going to answer one of the most popular questions that we get asked, and that is how do I manage all the fiber cabling in my high-density switches? The answer is, you don't. You reduce it. Is it magic? No, it's not magic; it's the Skinny-Trunk harness.
Here's the Skinny-Trunk harness. It starts with your LC duplex connectors. We're using a uniboot style right here, it's got the round cordage. It transitions right here to what we call a furcation point, then it turns into one piece of cable, which is where the magic happens. You're going from 6 legs to 1 leg. That's a major reduction in bulk cabling. It ends with the MTP® connector. For more information, see episode 12 where we go in depth into the Skinny-Trunk harness.
Here's a great example of how it works. Here's 48 ports cabled up the traditional way with fiber jumpers. Here we have 96 ports, double the density, with the Skinny-Trunk harness. Look at this. On one hand, you have a cable management nightmare with the jumpers. Over here, cables significantly reduced. That's easily manageable. Look at this, with the Skinny-Trunk harness, you use very little space in your patch panel, vs over here, 48 ports using a lot of your condition space. 96 ports using very little of your space.
Thanks for watching. Hope you learned something. For more information, visit us on www.CABLExpress.com.