AFL WDM-Enabled Rack-Mount High Density Panel

Created October 2, 2018
Technologies and Products

AFL is launching the CGM™ Plus high density rack-mount panel designed for Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) applications. The panel features galvannealed steel construction with a hinged tray system that extends from the front of the panel, and folds out of the way for unobstructed access.

The CGM Plus panel can hold LGX® and Card Guide Modules (CGM™) devices interchangeably. Designed for high density applications, CGM panel-mount WDM devices are pre-terminated plug-and-play products built for space efficient design. Using proven thin-film filter technology, CGM devices feature low insertion loss, high isolation and superior environmental stability. Available with up to 40 DWDM channels, CGM devices can also be configured with optional express, upgrade or test ports.

“Headend space has become increasingly congested as more and more equipment is required to meet the demands of customers,” explained Tom Jeffers, Product Manager for AFL. “The CGM Plus provides a high density rack-mount solution using AFL’s Card Guide Modules and the added flexibility of being backward compatible with legacy LGX products. This not only reduces space, but gives customers a seamless upgrade path toward small form factor DWDM products.”

The CGM Plus panel is available in a 4RU height and adjustable mounting depth. Routing rings on the front of the tray provide enhanced fibre management, allowing cable assemblies to enter and exit easily. Applications include WDM, head-ends and central offices, telecommunications and datacentres.


This article was written
by Peter Dykes

Peter Dykes is a independent telecoms and technology journalist who has over that last 30 years written for a wide range of B2B publications and companies. A former BT engineer, he specialises in networks and associated support systems. He is currently Editor of Optical Connections.