Insertion loss is one of the primary issues data centers face when using MPO-to-LC cassettes, according to a new white paper from Tactical Deployment Systems. Because of the strain it puts on loss budgets, and limitations around connections in each channel, insertion loss is cited in the report as the number one concern of data center designers. With this white paper, Tactical Deployment Solutions sets out to prove that eliminating the MPO connection with an integrated hard-wired cassette will significantly reduce the insertion loss found in the traditional setup, and provide increased capacity.
The report outlines the three tests they conducted to compare the insertion loss of a leading plug-and-play fiber connectivity system to their proprietary HD8². The results of each performance study are presented side by side for easy comparison.