MDC (VSFF) connector supports all 3 IEEE 802.3db Use Cases

Current duplex connectors do not support 4 duplex connectors in a single QSFP-DD package and 2 duplex connectors in a single SFP-DD package. A smaller format duplex connector is needed to support QSFP-DD/OSFP 4:1 and SFP-DD 2:1 breakout applications.

MDC (Very Small Form Factor) connectors support these new breakout applications and allow four connectors to be fitted within QSFP-DD module, which LC duplex connector cannot accomplish.

The MDC connector is a Very Small Form Factor (VSFF) duplex optical connector designed for termination of single-mode and multimode fiber cables up to 2.0mm in diameter. It is a 2-fiber connector using proven 1.25mm LC ferrules, providing 3x density over LC. Adapters use the same port cut outs and sizes as LC, allowing current designs to transfer from LC to MDC. MDC solutions include uniboot style jumpers, harnesses, trunks, panels, and many pre-terminated MTP® options.

For high density data centers application, DMSI designed and engineered OMNIA® Next Generation MDC Solutions for guaranteed exceptional optical performance and optimal stability exceeding the requirements of Telcordia GR-326. (https://www.dmsimfg.com/mdc/)

MDC Connector Structure

The MDC connector is a Very Small Form Factor (VSFF) duplex optical connector designed for termination of single-mode and multimode fiber cables up to 2.0mm in diameter. It is a 2-fiber connector using proven 1.25mm LC ferrules, providing 3x density over LC. Adapters use the same port cut outs and sizes as LC, allowing current designs to transfer from LC to MDC. MDC solutions include uniboot style jumpers, harnesses, trunks, panels, and many pre-terminated MTP® options.

FEATURES:

  • Insertion and Removal via a push-pull strain relief boot
  • Reversible polarity without exposing fibers, and without the use of a tool
  • Meets IEC 61735-1 Grade B optical performance
  • Optional component for multiple jumper insertion and removal from ports
  • Uniboot design, terminates on 2.0mm micro cable
  • Multimode and Single-mode UPC & APC options
  • GR-326 and TIA-568 compliant

For high density data centers application, DMSI designed and engineered OMNIA® Next Generation MDC Solutions for guaranteed exceptional optical performance and optimal stability exceeding the requirements of Telcordia GR-326. (https://www.dmsimfg.com/mdc/)

Industry Tech Outlook – ITO Magazine: Top 10 Entrepreneurs to Watch Out For in 2020

“This company focuses on the quality of the product combined with award-winning customer service. This is achieved by creating a work environment tailored to help everyone as a team to all grow together to succeed.”
— Jeneth D’Alonzo, CEO (DMSI International), an excerpt from an article from Industry Tech Outlook Magazine Vol 02-03 June 2020, Top 10 Entrepreneurs to Watch Out For in 2020 (page 24-25)

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DMSI is WBENC and WOSB CERTIFIED

 
 

DIVERSIFIED MATERIAL SPECIALISTS, INC. DBA DMSI, an ISO approved manufacturer with a focus on world-class excellence in delivering fiber optic connectivity products, has successfully met WBENC’s standards as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE), and received National Women’s Business Enterprise Certification and Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB) Certification by Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

DMSI is an eligible WOSB for the WOSB Program, as set forth in 13 C.F.R. part 127 and has been certified as such by an SBA approved Third Party Certifier pursuant to the Third Party Agreement, dated July 30, 2011, and available at www.sba.gov/wosb.

About DMSI
Established in 1996, DMSI is a global manufacturer of high-quality fiber optic connectivity products. We build long-term relationships with our customers by providing exceptional customer service through the pursuit of innovation and advanced technology and world class customer service. We build the same high-performance product as the big brand names, but without the big brand price tag.

About WBENC
Founded in 1997, the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) is the largest third-party certifier of businesses owned, controlled, and operated by women in the United States. WBENC partners with 14 Regional Partner Organizations to provide its world class standard of certification to women-owned businesses throughout the country. WBENC is also the nation’s leading advocate of women-owned businesses as suppliers to America’s corporations.

WBENC’s Mission
Dedicated to advancing the success of Corporate Members, certified women’s business enterprises (WBEs), and government entities in partnership with its Regional Partner Organizations (RPOs).

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DMSI’s New OMNIA® Next Generation Solutions with US Conec’s MDC Connector: 3x More Density

HICKORY, N.C. – US Conec, a global a leader in providing passive components for high density optical interconnects, has unveiled its new duplex optical connector solution: the MDC connector. Leading in a new era in two fiber connectivity, this trailblazing connector design brings superior density, field configurability, straightforward insertion/extraction, and optimal carrier grade performance to the ELiMENT® brand single fiber connector portfolio.

The MDC connector is a Very Small Form Factor (VSFF) duplex optical connector designed for termination of single-mode and multimode fiber cables up to 2.0mm in diameter. It is a 2-fiber connector using proven 1.25mm LC ferrules, providing 3x density over LC. Adapters use the same port cut outs and sizes as LC, allowing current designs to transfer from LC to MDC. MDC solutions include uniboot style jumpers, harnesses, trunks, panels, and many pre-terminated MTP® options.

“Supporting port breakout architectures for emerging transceiver MSAs, the smaller size will allow a single array transceiver to accept multiple MDC patch cables which are individually accessible directly at the transceiver interface. The new format will support four individual MDC cables in a QSFP footprint and two individual MDC cables in an SFP footprint.” – US Conec

For high density data centers application, DMSI designed and engineered OMNIA® Next Generation MDC Solutions for guaranteed exceptional optical performance and optimal stability exceeding the requirements of Telcordia GR-326. (https://www.dmsimfg.com/mdc/)

MDC connectors are installed and removed using a push-pull strain relief boot. The boot assists in very dense applications providing easy extraction from adapters and ports. Polarity is easily changed without the need of a tool, or exposing fibers, by simply pulling back the strain relief and rotating around the connector body. Jumpers are exclusively micro size cable, and available with alternate connectors on the other end, such as LC, for connecting to existing infrastructure.

Using the existing families of Classic, PRM, and LGX compatible panels or modules allow end users to upgrade in fiber density without the added cost of buying a new hardware enclosure or system. Simply swap out the existing panel or module to an MDC and plug in the additional fibers required.

Panels use an MDC adapter to accept a jumper or pre-terminated trunk on each side of the panel, up to 48 fiber per Classic panel.

Modules use a denser MDC adapter to achieve higher fiber counts over panels. A standard Classic MDC module provides 72 fibers, using 12 MDC adapter ports at 6 fibers each, with 6 MTP® ports on the back. Standard modules use pinned (male) MTP connectors, and should be mated with non-pinned (female) trunk cables.

OMNIA-RA 1U Classic Enclosure

Fiber Count: 2 cassettes, up to 144 fibers
3x fiber density of LC duplex adapters
Lightweight
Easily slide in and out

OMNIA-RA 1U PRM Enclosure

Fiber Count: 4 cassettes, up to 288 fibers
3x fiber density of LC duplex adapters
Lightweight
Easily slide in and out

OFNR vs. OFNP

Cable jackets are comprised of different materials based on different applications. Plastics used in the structure of plenum cable in the United States are regulated under the National Fire Protection Association standard NFPA 90A: Standard for the Installation of Air Conditioning and Ventilating Systems. All materials planned for use on wire and cables to be placed in plenum spaces are intended to meet rigorous fire safety test standards in accordance with NFPA 262 and outlined in NFPA 90A.

OFNR (Optical Fiber Non-conductive Riser)

Used in riser applications or spaces inside a building in pathways that pass between floors, such as a vertical zone or space. They are engineered to prevent a fire from spreading from floor to floor within buildings. OFNR cable is resistant to oxidation and degradation. It gives off heavy black smoke, hydrochloric acid, and other toxic gases when it burns. It is fine to use as a patch cord or for single in-wall runs. If you want to use it in a building, the building must feature a contained ventilation system and have good fire exits.

OFNP (Optical Fiber Non-conductive Plenum)

Used in plenum applications or inside buildings in plenum areas, the areas between a ceiling and the floor above it, where space is reserved for the circulation of air. They have the highest rated fire retardant where it emits little smoke during combustion. The non-conductive element within OFNP means they contain no electrically conductive components. OFNP cable has fire-resistance and gives low smoke when it burns. It can be used as a substitute for PVC (OFNR) cable since its fire-resistance is the highest. It’s designed for the movement of environmental air and commonly used for vertical runs between floors.

DMSI utilizes UL listed cables in all our products. UL listed cables are fully traceable and guarantee a high quality and safe product. To combat counterfeit offshore cables, we recommend asking your suppliers for a certificate of compliance, or proof of where your product is coming from.

Consult DMSI For Your Fiber Optic Needs

We focus on custom product manufacturing for fiber optic connectivity. We will engineer solutions to any customer’s specs and needs, and we create end-to-end solutions so you won’t be left in the dark. DMSI strives to provide our customers with the highest quality product above industry standards at a lower cost.

Do you need a custom fiber optic connectivity solution?

DMSI specializes in custom design solutions. We work all over the world to provide solutions from our headquarters in Venice, Florida. Our goal is to provide you with the perfect solutions, designs, and cabling.

Detailing Fiber Optic Cables


Fiber optic cables represent the technology of the future, and it’s a revolution that you do not want to miss out on.

Fiber optic cables have specific functions, but the main feature is that they bring incredible efficiency. At their core, fiber optic cables perform at a higher level than wired cables, and it’s mostly because of the design and capability. They’re made for long distance transmissions, while also allowing for greater amounts of data to be transmitted over these distances. Fiber optic cables represent the technology of the future, and it’s a revolution that you do not want to miss out on.

How Does It Work?

Fiber optic cables are innovative because of the way they’re made and how they work. They transmit data using small pulses of light. The cables themselves, however, are made up of tiny pieces of glass. The lighting itself is reflected off of the glass material, allowing it to pass and contort through the cable. This process is much more reliable than copper, and it’s also more effective.

What’s The Benefit?

The primary benefit of fiber optics is that they have the ability to hold more information at a single time, and then communicate that information. This is because of the bandwidth that comes with a fiber cable. You also won’t need to invest in signal boosters when using fiber materials. The light can travel a length distance, all while maintaining the strength of the signal. It’s not susceptible to any outside interference. You have a reliable product that quickly transmits your information, and it also has an inherently strong system of defense. Finally, fiber optic cables take away the worry that you’ll have a consistently spotty connection. A traditional network can suffer because of its unique shielding, while a fiber optic network with glass has no issues.

Consult DMSI For Your Fiber Optic Needs

We focus on custom product manufacturing for fiber optic connectivity. We will engineer solutions to any customer’s specs and needs, and we create end-to-end solutions so you won’t be left in the dark. DMSI strives to provide our customers with the highest quality product above industry standards at a lower cost.

Do you need a custom fiber optic connectivity solution? DMSI specializes in custom design solutions. We work all over the world to provide solutions from our headquarters in Venice, Florida. Our goal is to provide you with the perfect solutions, designs, and cabling.

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New OMNIA® Enclosures are at the Forefront of Innovation

Our New OMNIA® enclosures are at the forefront of innovation!

The new enclosures are user-friendly with customizable features and the solution to all your connectivity needs! OMNIA® pre-terminated trunk cable breakout kits and compliant cable holders simply slide and lock in place, expediting installation time. Enclosures are fully compatible with the IllumiCore® Classic panels and modules.

The OMNIA® enclosure solution features a rear mounting plate with keyhole style cuts, which mate with multiple corresponding cable management pieces to give each user total individual preference on installation. Included management pieces are a compliant cable holder, compliant cable router, and the plate will also mate with a pre-terminated trunk cable breakout kit. Each piece slides and locks into place using a compliant mechanism, and is easily removable without the use of a tool.

The plate has multiple key rows and positions for cable management pieces to be installed. Fiber can be routed on solely one side of the enclosure, or both sides.

Learn More About Fiber Optics When You Follow DMSI

DMSI specializes in custom design solutions. We work all over the world to provide solutions from our headquarters in Venice, Florida. Our goal is to provide you with the perfect solutions, designs, and cabling.

To find out more, please contact our sales department: sales@dmsimfg.com