Bittree Intros Fiber-Optic Feed-Through Patch Panel Enclosure

Bittree today announced the launch of the DSFB124NL Series, its next-generation patch panel enclosures. The feed-through, slide-out enclosure solution is designed for customers managing interconnections and cross-connections within IT closets and data centers, as well as in TV and radio facilities, recording studios, sports and live event venues and various commercial AV architectures.

The first product in the series, the DSFB124NL-ST, is now shipping and accommodates high-density, simplex ST-to-ST connections. A second version, the DSFB124NL-LC will follow later in 2018 to accommodate duplex LC-to-LC connections. Both products will accommodate single and multi-mode fiber applications, while its compact 1RU form factor enables high-density 24-position patching.

The new DSFB124NL series includes steel gliding rails for easier access to connections, instead of the friction-based trays of the past. The enclosure comes with grommets, cable strain reliefs and bend radius guides and along with knock-out positions available on all four sides, technicians can easily accommodate any demanding installation. They are built using a cold-rolled steel construction with a durable black powder-coat finish. The fold-down, clear-red acrylic front and rear doors additionally enables visual inspection of the patch interface to monitor connections and performance.

Once the second model becomes available, customers will be able to combine inserts and connections to optimize user-efficiency. It’s a modular platform with removable inserts, so the entire box wouldn’t need replacing if a change or update is required.

More information on the DSFB124NL-ST, which lists for $498, is here. More information and pricing on the DSFB124NL-LC won’t be available until it’s released later this year, but it will be here on the Bittree website when it’s released.