Driven by high-speed data rates, the deployment of fiber has been growing. With the development of optical fiber installation, optical transmission network management has become more difficult. Many factors such as flexibility, future feasibility, deployment and management costs should be considered in fiber cabling. In order to handle a large amount of fiber at a lower cost and with higher flexibility, various light distribution frameworks (ODF patch panels) are being used extensively to connect and schedule fiber. Choosing the right fiber patch panel is the key to cable management success.
Optical distribution framework (ODF) is a framework for providing cable interconnection between communication devices that can be combined with fiber attachments, fiber optic terminals, fiber optic adapters and connectors, and cables. It can also be used as a protective device to protect the fiber optic connection from damage. The basic functionality of the ODF provided by today's suppliers is almost the same. However, they form different shapes and specifications. Choosing the right ODF is not an easy thing.
ODF patch panel should provide a simple management environment for the technician. The basic requirement is that ODF can easily access the front and rear connectors of these ports for plugging. This requires that the ODF should keep enough space. In addition, the color of the adapter installed on the ODF should be consistent with the color code of the fiber connector to avoid connection errors.
ODF patch panel is the most popular and comprehensive fiber distribution framework that can reduce costs during deployment and maintenance and improve the reliability and flexibility of fiber-optic networks. High density ODF is the development trend of the telecommunications industry. Choosing ODF is important and complex and needs to be fully considered, including application and management. Structure, the number of fibers and protection and other factors is only the basic elements. To meet the current requirements of the ODF, as well as the future growth and relaxation of the expansion of the challenges, without sacrificing cable management or density, can only be repeated through the full consideration and to consider.