The HD8² Cassettes are easily adaptable to incorporate today's latest smaller footprint fiber connectors entering today demanding market.

One of the benefits of the HD8² square cassettes design, is that it can accommodate 33% more LC connectors than traditional wide, flat cassettes.

The HD8² takes advantage of both the Senko's dustproof LC adapter with internal shutter in its cassette design as well as the US Conec MT16 ferrule design.

The internal shutter is actuated when you plug the LC patch cable into the adapter. The shutter automatically opens as you insert the LC connector, and closes as you extract it. Due to the special design of the shutter, it will not touch the ferrule end face when you insert a connector, thus preventing end face damage. The internal shutter prevents eye exposure to lasers and provides protection from dust and other contaminants.

The US Conec MTP-16™ connector family encompasses the 16 fiber MT ferrule, connector hardware, and bulkhead adapters. Utilizing the same external footprint as the existing traditional 12 fiber MT ferrule, the 16 fiber MT Elite® is available in one or two rows of 16 fibers and leverages all the proven features and technology of US Conec’s traditional PPS MT ferrules. The connector hardware offers a unique keying feature as opposed to the centered keying feature on the traditional MPO hardware. This new keying design, currently being standardized by TIA 604-18 (FOCIS 18) and IEC (61754-7-3), ensures proper mating of the MTP-16™ connector without inadvertently mating the 16 fiber connector hardware with standard MPO compliant hardware.

For more information on the MTP-16 to LC cassettes, please contact your Cables Plus USA Sales Account Manager.