CommScope and the many legacy brands they have acquired (ADC, AMP, Krone, NetConnect, Systimax and Uniprise), have offered many iterations of fiber termination shelves. Most followed the LGX panel format that became the industry standard (push pin panels, 118mm). Since CommScope acquired the Broadband Network Systems (BNS) group from TE Connectivity, they’ve combined the best features into one new shelving line call the SD series. SD stands for Standard Density, meaning a 1RU shelf holds 3 LGX panels, a 2RU shelf holds 6 LGC panels, and a 4RU shelf holds 12 panels.

This solution has some really nice features, such as mounting pins that securely hold the shelf in the rack until you install the screws, and a new front door hinge to completely move the door out of the way so the internal rail can slide out out to service or test. This same rail has a nifty safety lock to minimize accidents. Plus, the rear of the shelf provides more access ports than you’ll ever need.

This is CommScope’s go-to fiber shelf, and they’ve done a nice job making it feature rich and economically priced. The strategy is to discontinue the legacy shelves, and make this SD series the primary way to mount fiber terminations.

If you attend our Lunch and Learn on September 21, the CommScope team will gladly show it off. Or, feel free to stop in any time and we’ll be happy to give you a hands-on look.

– Mike

For complete info, click here to download CommScope’s SD Fiber Optic Panels brochure.

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