How do you know when you’ve found a superior solution? When a product – or family of products – helps you fulfill multiple needs.
How often do you consider versatility to be an important factor when you’re seeking cable and connectivity solutions?
Ask yourself these questions: How does the product work? What can it do? How can it be installed? Where can it be installed? A versatile product that fulfills a variety of needs can save you time and money.
REVConnect® Couplers are a great example of flexibility in action. They provide the best controlled electrical performance possible (with zero crosstalk, they’re nearly “invisible” in terms of impact on the channel) – as well as offering great reliability and flexibility.
Here are a few ways you can use REVConnect Couplers …
Application No. 1: Consolidation Points
Thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT) and growing numbers of network-connected devices, zone cabling is gaining in popularity.
Consolidation points make zone cabling more practical, acting as a point of connection between horizontal cables extending from building pathways and horizontal cables extending into furniture pathways. They also serve as interconnection points for equipment outlets.
The REVConnect Coupler fits into standard panels and simplifies logistics by using horizontal cable instead of pigtails or plug-to-jack assemblies. From the back of the panel, the REVConnect Core connects the telecommunications room to the consolidation point. From the front of the panel, you can connect an equipment outlet and use the REVConnect termination method.
The REVConnect Coupler also simplifies installations with pre-defined cable lengths: For example, if you know that one wireless access point will be installed every 20 feet down a hallway, you can create consolidation points using pigtails or pre-terminated assemblies. From there, you can use a REVConnect Coupler Patch Panel, connect the core and then connect your cable directly to your equipment. This approach is more cost effective than a jack-to-jack or jack-to-plug assembly. The REVConnect Coupler can be used in any panel within a consolidation point application.
Application No. 2: Wall-Mount Cross Connects
Because of where the switches are located, cross connects haven’t always been viewed as a data solution as much as they’ve been used voice applications. With the advent of IoT, rack space at a premium and wall space being used by many equipment vendors, however, cross connects should be viewed as a data solution.
With the decentralization of data transmission equipment, topologies changed. It’s now easier to bring equipment closer to the user port, which is terminated in the telecommunications room. With an increasing number of ports needed to support new services, it’s a good time to consider wall-mount cross connects to save valuable floor space in your telecommunications room. They can also be used as an interconnection point (if someone were to use the wall in a brownfield space to compensate for minimal rack space, for example).
REVConnect Couplers pair well with wall-mount cross-connect applications to achieve space savings. They streamline and speed up termination by using one method for all components: couplers, cross-connect cords, jacks and plugs. They also maintain tidy cross-connect fields after moves, adds and changes (MACs), as well as support higher termination density.
As a core-to-core connector, the REVConnect Coupler is surrounded by cable dressing and patch cable management accessories. When used in a cut-to-length fashion, the coupler – combined with Belden’s REVConnect 10GX Wall-Mount System – provides installed savings and reduces operating costs.