Sumitomo Electric Lightwave Unveils Industry’s First LGX-HD Patch Panel Product Line for Data Center Connectivity at BICSI

  Sumitomo Electric Lightwave Unveils Industry’s First LGX-HD Patch Panel
  Product Line for Data Center Connectivity at BICSI Winter 2014

2014 BICSI Winter Conference

Business Wire

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. -- January 30, 2014

Sumitomo Electric Lightwave (, a major leader in the
development and manufacturing of optical fiber and connectivity solutions
today announced the introduction of its new 4^th Level DataCenter Solutions
LGX and High Density (HD) patch panel product line, the industry’s first LGX
and HD panel in one. The new panels will be unveiled at the 2014 BICSI Winter
Conference & Exposition in Orlando, Fl from February 3-5, along with other new
4^th Level data center products.

The primary differentiating factor from preexisting patch panels in the
industry is that the 4^th Level 1, 2, 3, and 4RU patch panels can be
configured for various module footprints including LGX and HD, an option for
both in the same panel, and other customized configurations. The 2RU can be
configured with up to 288 LC connectors. By simply interchanging faceplates
and standard cassette products from different manufacturers, installers and
network technicians can now experience increased flexibility, versatility in
their network design, and hardware cost savings.

Prior to the 4^th Level innovation, network installers would have to purchase
a separate patch panel for LGX applications and another patch panel designed
for their HD connectivity projects.

“Dedicated to continuous innovation, we continue to strive to bring new,
better, and cost saving solutions for our data center and enterprise network
customers,” comments Bill Charuk, Sumitomo Electric Lightwave’s 4^th Level
DataCenter Solutions’ product manager. “Our goal is to listen to our
customers’ valuable input and to design the highest quality and most reliable
data center and enterprise network products that keep them ahead of the curve
of rapid technology change and the 40G/100G migration. The consistent
achievement of this goal has been the foundation of 4^th Level’s success."

Other features of the panels include a user friendly design with shelf tray
tilt or rear slide out for easy cable management access, innovative tray stop
design that prevents unplanned tray egress from the patch panel, rugged
construction of heavy gauge powder coated aluminum for extended product life,
and mounting brackets that allow forward and backward adjustments within a
standard 19” relay rack. The 4^th Level panels are an ideal solution for data
center, storage area network (SAN), and local area network (LAN) applications.

Sumitomo Electric Lightwave will also showcase at BICSI Winter, booth 1019,
other new 4^th Level products including MPO conversion cassettes and plenum
and riser ribbon cables with patented Easy Split and Peel design. 4^th Level
products are showcased along with Sumitomo Electric Lightwave’s FutureFLEX®
Air-Blown Fiber®.

About Sumitomo Electric Lightwave: Sumitomo Electric Lightwave (SEL), located
in Research Triangle Park, NC, is a leader in the design, innovation, and
manufacturing of optical fiber and connectivity solutions, including optical
fiber, fiber optic cable, fusion splicers & accessories, field installable
connectors, and its FutureFlex® Air-blown Network Solutions. SEL is a Sumitomo
Electric Group Company, a global leader in the information and communications
industry with over 20 billion in revenue and 200,000 employees worldwide. For
more information, please call 800-358-7378, email,
or visit


Technical Contact:
Sumitomo Electric Lightwave
Bill Charuk, 919-541-8100
Product Manager, 4^th Level Data Center& Network Solutions
Editorial Contact:
Sumitomo Electric Lightwave
Alexandra Manning, 919-541-8383
Marketing Communications Manager
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