|Multi-fiber technology is the new standard for fiber optic networks. The MTP brand connector is capable of holding a much higher amount of fibers: Up to 72 fibers each! Most applications call for higher through-puts that standard fiber technology cannot handle.
MTP cassettes and cable assemblies take their name from the MTP brand MPO-style connector, designed and introduced as a high performance version of MPO connectors. MTP fiber systems are truly an innovative group of products. Each MTP connector contains 12 fibers or 6 duplex channels in a connector that is smaller than most duplex connections in use today. A 72-fiber trunk cable can be terminated with six MTP connectors and MTP connectors are manufactured specifically for multifiber loose tube or ribbon cable.
MTP connectors allow high-density connections between network equipment in telecommunication rooms. They use a simple push-pull latching mechanism for easy and intuitive insertion and removal. The ends of MTP connectors may be polished flat or at an 8° angle. An MTP connector about is the same size as a SC connector but since it can accommodate 12 fibers, it provides up to 12 times the density, thereby offering savings in card and rack space.