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High-density environments face significant challenges, particularly with the new belly-to-belly transceivers requiring dual MPO and dual LC connectivity. Traditional connectors often exceed the transceiver footprint, causing interference and accessibility issues. SENKO’s EZ-Way connectors resolve this with an optimized footprint and enhanced push-pull boots, fitting within the QSFP-DD and OSFP transceiver footprint. This design ensures fast, easy access and maximizes space efficiency, making the EZ-Way range ideal for densely packed switches and high-density applications.

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  1. Belly-to-Belly Transceivers with Dual LC or Dual MPO ConnectivityThe EZ-Way connectors are specifically designed to support 800G belly-to-belly transceiver configurations with dual LC or dual MPO connectivity. Their compact design and pullable boot ensure efficient and straightforward connections in high-density setups, optimizing performance and minimizing installation time.
  2. High-Density Patch Panels with Limited Finger AccessIn environments where space is at a premium and access is restricted, such as high-density patch panels, the EZ-Way connectors provide a practical solution. Their ergonomic design facilitates easy handling and connection, even in tight spaces with limited finger access, enhancing overall operational efficiency.
  3. Intra-DC Trunk CablesFor intra-data center trunk cables, the EZ-Way connectors offer a compact and user-friendly MPO connection. Their optimized footprint and pullable boot make them ideal for scenarios requiring quick and easy access, ensuring reliable connectivity and streamlined cable management within the data center.
  4. Data Center Inter-ConnectsThe EZ-Way connectors are also perfect for data center inter-connects, particularly in mesh topologies where data centers are interconnected. Their robust design and high-density compatibility ensure seamless and efficient connections between data centers, supporting high-speed data transmission and enhancing overall network performance.

What is the SN-MT16 Uniboot 2CH Connector?

The SN-MT16 Uniboot 2CH Connector is a high-density fiber optic connector designed for data center interconnects, featuring a compact and efficient design.

How does the SN-MT16 Uniboot 2CH Connector compare in size to the MPO connector?

The SN-MT16 Uniboot 2CH Connector is 2.7 times smaller than the MPO connector, making it more space-efficient.

What is the structure of the SN-MT16 Uniboot 2CH Connector?

It consists of two SN-MT connectors ganged together with a single push-pull boot.

How many fibers does the standard SN-MT connector ferrule have?

The standard SN-MT connector ferrule has 16 fibers in a single row.


What is the fiber size used inside the SN-MT16 connector ferrule?

The fibers used inside the ferrule are 200 microns, similar to those in high-density rollable ribbon cables.


What color is the SN-MT16 Uniboot 2CH Connector and why?

The connector is green, indicating it is an APC (Angled Physical Contact) connector.


Are there different versions of the SN-MT16 Uniboot 2CH Connector?

Yes, there are male versions with pins and female versions without pins.


What is the maximum insertion loss (IL) performance of the SN-MT16 Uniboot 2CH Connector?

The maximum insertion loss is 0.35dB.


Are there different channel options available for the SN-MT Uniboot connectors?

Yes, there are 2 Channel and 4 Channel SN-MT Uniboot connectors available.


What is the primary application for the SN-MT16 Uniboot 2CH Connector?

It is used for Data Center Interconnects, where data centers are connected with thousands of fibers in a mesh topology.


How does the SN-MT16 Uniboot 2CH Connector reduce cable clutter?

It features a single cable at the rear, reducing the number of cables by 50%.


How is correct alignment ensured with the SN-MT16 Uniboot 2CH Connector? The connector has a wide key on the top and a narrow key on the bottom for correct alignment to the adapter.


Why is the SN-MT16 suitable for 400G and 800G data rates?

Its 16-fiber configuration supports 8 or 16 fibers at the transceiver, making it ideal for these high data rates.


Can the SN-MT16 Uniboot 2CH Connector fit through standard data center ducts?

Yes, its compact size allows it to fit easily through 4-inch ducts between data center buildings.


How does the SN-MT16 design affect trunk cable tails and patching time?

The design reduces the number of tails on the trunk cable and patching time by 50%.


What is the maximum density achieved at the patch panel with the SN-MT16 Uniboot 2CH Connector?

It offers a maximum density of 3456 fibers per 1RU, accommodating 108 SN-MT Uniboot 2CH connectors.


Why do Hyperscale Data Center Operators prefer the SN-MT16 Uniboot 2CH Connector?

It is factory-assembled and tested, reducing the need for skilled fusion splice teams and their equipment and time requirements.


Is the SN-MT16 Uniboot 2CH Connector easy to deploy?

Yes, its design simplifies deployment and minimizes the need for extensive training and specialized tools.


What are the key benefits of using the SN-MT16 Uniboot 2CH Connector in data centers?

It provides high density, reduced deployment time, ease of installation, and compatibility with high data rates.


How does the SN-MT16 Uniboot 2CH Connector enhance data center efficiency?

By reducing cable clutter, simplifying alignment, and supporting high data rates, it enhances overall data center efficiency and performance.

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