Lead the pack with HypaFOX Z-Slim fibre optic infrastructure

Warren & Brown Technologies
Tuesday, 01 August, 2023

Lead the pack with HypaFOX Z-Slim fibre optic infrastructure

In the rapidly evolving world of technology, businesses need ICT network infrastructure that can keep up with the pace of change and provide scalability for future needs. When it comes to Data Centres and telecommunications networks, compromising on density or usability is simply not an option. As enterprises develop and expand, their network infrastructure must be innovative and adaptable to support their growth.

That’s where the HypaFOX Z-Slim series comes into play for deploying MTP/MPO fibre optics. This cutting-edge, scalable, pre-terminated cabling system with MPO and LC connectors has established itself as a frontrunner in Data Centre and telecommunication networks. Designed with modularity in mind, HypaFOX Z-Slim increases port density, enhances connector access, and efficiently utilizes valuable rack space in Data Centres.

One of the standout features of the HypaFOX Z-Slim cabling system is its maximum capacity of twelve x 12F cassettes or sixteen x 8F cassettes installable per 1RU, providing a total capacity of 144 fibres per RU. This enables quick and efficient installation and maintenance of multiple fibre connections, whilst supporting regular moves, adds, and changes. In addition, the integrated fibre management ensures the security of trunk cables, separation of patch cords, and maintains a safe bend radius of all fibre cabling.

What are some of the advantages that Data Centre and IT network operators can realize by deploying the HypaFOX Z-Slim system? Well, let’s consider a few……

Modularity and scalability

The modularity and scalability of the HypaFOX Z-Slim solution addresses the challenges faced in high-density optical fibre networks. It not only provides a high-density solution but also supports high-speed links, allowing for easy addition of new links and upgrades to support higher networking speeds. Additionally, the pre-terminated cabling and breakout cassettes eliminate the need for on-site splicing, resulting in faster deployment and reduced installation costs.

One of the standout advantages of the HypaFOX solution is its plug-and-play nature, thanks to the pre-terminated components. It provides a true field deployment solution that is fast and efficient. The range of standards-compliant components includes connectors, cables, patch cords, cassettes, patch panels, and cable management solutions.

By deploying individual 12 fibre and 8 fibre cassette modules as required, and up to 144 fibres per RU, network operators can easily scale and meet their current and future ICT demands.

Rapid deployment

MTP®/MPO Pre-terminated and pre-connectorized fibre optic cabling solutions have empowered network operators to meet the escalating demand for high-speed cloud computing, data storage, server virtualization, and low-latency connectivity. Therefore, Network operators appreciate the importance of a reliable and scalable fibre optic infrastructure to enable rapid deployment and reliable network connectivity.

MTP/MPO connectivity has emerged as the solution of choice for many network environments as it minimizes potential failure points, simplifies connectivity, and offers a high-density cabling infrastructure. In addition, the plug and play nature of an MTP/MPO cabling system, which has also been factory tested and certified, provides peace of mind and enables rapid network deployment.

Polarity management

When deploying an MTP/MPO cabling system, you just want things to work, and work the first time! In this regard, HypaFOX Z-Slim stands out as the industry-leading high-density MTP/MPO cabling solution provided by Warren & Brown Technologies (WBT).

Deploying MTP/MPO fibre optic networks can be challenging, particularly when it comes to understanding the correct product configurations for various polarity options. That’s where WBT’s customer service and support come into play. With a wide variety of connector grades and options, the HypaFOX Z-Slim solution can be customized to suit various applications and budgets.

Furthermore, with design and solution support throughout the entire customer engagement process, WBT provides the ideal polarity configuration to ensure transmit and receive ports are aligned from end to end.

Better utilization of ICT rack and floor space

HypaFOX Z-Slim strikes the perfect balance between density and usability, offering up to 144 LC fibres in just 1RU of rack space. This optimization and utilization of cabling footprints saves space and reduces congestion.

HypaFOX Z-Slim modular patch panels are available in 1RU 144F LC, 2RU 288F LC and 4RU 432F LC, providing high density connectivity and enabling a better utilization of precious ICT rack and floor space.

Future proofing your network

The HypaFOX Z-Slim MTP/MPO solution offers flexibility and scalability, supporting 10G, 40G, 100G and 400G transmission systems. Parallel optics can easily be supported from end to end with the product mix, which is also designed to work with current and upcoming high bandwidth, high speed transmission protocols.

By providing solutions in both Singlemode and Multimode OM4 fibre, network operators have the option and flexibility to manage transitions to higher speed networks.

The product set comprises rack mount chassis/FOBOTs, modular MTP-LC cassettes, patch modules, MTP/MPO trunk cables, MTP/MPO patch cords, and fibre optic patch cords.

Usability and cable management

The modular system of HypaFOX Z-Slim allows for rapid deployment and improved troubleshooting and reconfiguration during Moves and Changes (MACs). MTP/MPO cassette modules offer flexibility in the ever-changing data centre environment, providing up to 12 x 12 fibre cassette deployments per RU and 144F LC fibres per RU. The system easily caters to expansions and upgrades, tailoring to a variety of network configurations.

These cassette modules secure the transition between MTP/MPO and LC or SC connectors, facilitating interconnection between MTP/MPO trunk cables and LC or SC patching. They can be mounted in HypaFOX Z-Slim patch panels, and the slim design allows for rapid deployment with an innovative quick-release install method. Various cassette options are available, including MTP/MPO, LC/SC/ST patch only, and splice cassettes.

MTP/MPO trunk or backbone cables, which connect racks and cassettes, can range from 12 fibres to 144 fibres per cable, depending on the required fibre ports and future requirements. In addition, trunk cable assemblies feature a ruggedized double sheath construction and can be customized and provided to specific length, as well as being available with hauling protection on each end of the cable, thereby protecting delicate MTP/MPO connectors.

Superior cable management and protection are also key strengths of the HypaFOX solution, supporting future network growth. When paired with Uniboot LC duplex patch cords with optional push/pull tabs, further efficiencies can be achieved. HypaFOX covers every aspect and requirement of high-density network deployments, providing an end-to-end concept and optimal cable management.


In conclusion, the HypaFOX Z-Slim series is a leading edge scalable, pre-terminated cabling system with MTP/MPO-LC connectors, providing capacity of up to 144F LC in 1RU.

It is a modular solution designed to increase port density, improve connector access, and efficiently utilize valuable rack space in Data Centres.

This cabling system has a maximum capacity of twelve 12F cassettes or sixteen 8F cassettes installable (per 1RU), that allows multiple fibre connections to be quickly and efficiently installed and maintained, while supporting regular moves, adds, and changes. Integrated fibre management secures trunk cables, separates patch cords, and maintains a safe bend radius during fibre routing.

Finally, WBT provides local technical and network design support, stock availability, as well as fast production and delivery times, ensuring a hassle-free deployment that is on time and on budget.

For more information, visit https://wbnetworks.com.au/resources-hypafox or email sales@wbt.com.au.

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