Panduit Launches FlexCore™ Optical Distribution Frame
Front-access cabling solution offers the ultimate in flexibility, manageability, scalability, and security
TINLEY PARK, Ill. — (March 21, 2022) — Panduit Corp. announces the launch of its new FlexCore™ Optical Distribution Frame [ODF], a versatile front-access cabling system that provides necessary protection for critical connections. Utilizing innovative cable management and simple, intuitive cable routing, the FlexCore ODF simplifies and reduces time for moves, adds, and changes. With standard doors with locks and optional locks for each enclosure, the FlexCore ODF solution enables multi-tiered security that is important for multiple client access.
The FlexCore ODF system can manage up to 3,168 fibers per frame, making it easy to create multiple configurations using just three modular building blocks. This flexibility allows for design customization and scalability while optimizing both product availability and system density. Compared to typical data center cabinets, FlexCore ODF can reduce floor space in a data center by 50%*. In addition, with side panels and doors with locks, the FlexCore ODF solution allows the system to be completely enclosed and secure.
“As the value of each fiber circuit rises exponentially and networks continue to densify, data center managers who demonstrate greater scalability, agility, and resilience will gain a business advantage,” stated Stephen Morris, Panduit Senior Product Manager. “FlexCore delivers on all those fronts with its unrivaled manageability, scalability, fiber circuit protection, and security features.”
Panduit FlexCore Optical Distribution Frame offers multiple advantages over existing products:
Highly intuitive cable routing paths remove guesswork and prevents ‘rip and replace’ costs
Innovative cable management and lockable vertical cable manager doors eliminate circuit risk and downtime
Up to 3,168 fibers per frame when using standard 24 fiber cassettes
Data center floor space can be reduced by 50%*
Simplifies and reduces the time for moves, adds, and changes
Multiple form factor (width) cassettes optimize rack space across wider applications
Patch cords consolidated to a single length – freeing up capital locked in maintaining inventory
Multi-layer security with lock capability available at both 4RU enclosure and ODF doors
Since 1955, Panduit’s culture of curiosity and passion for problem solving have enabled more meaningful connections between companies’ business goals and their marketplace success. Panduit creates leading-edge physical, electrical, network infrastructure and AV solutions for enterprise-wide environments, from the data center to the telecom room, from the desktop to the plant floor. Headquartered in Tinley Park, Ill., USA and operating in 112 global locations, Panduit’s proven reputation for quality and technology leadership, coupled with a robust partner ecosystem, help support, sustain, and empower business growth in a connected world.