Optical fiber distribution frames are designed to hold fiber connections and connect them to the fiber terminations. They have a solid structure and a pleasing appearance. They are available in various sizes and capacities.
Optical fiber distribution frames can be installed in various locations, including floor mount, rack mount, wall mount, or a combination of these. The most common optical distribution boxes are 19'', which can be installed on a standard transmission rack. Moreover, the rack mount system provides future variations, because it can be adjusted according to the number of fiber cables.
Choosing the right fiber optic distribution frame is critical to the management of an optical network. This is because the fiber connections are a key factor to the reliability of the entire fiber network. It is also important to consider the future viability of the fiber connection.
Besides the size and capacity of the fiber optical distribution frame, it is also important to consider the environment where it is used. Generally, optical fiber distribution boxes are installed in network equipment rooms.
There are several types of optical fiber distribution frames, such as ODFs and high density ODFs. The basic Optical Distribution Frames consist of a metal frame and enclose a connector coupler and adapter panels. They can accommodate up to 720 cores.
A high density ODF can have up to 144 ports. These frames are designed to distribute fibers through hyperscale applications. They are treated with electrostatic plastic spraying and galvanizing. They can also be customized with a splitter rack and rotating wiring box.