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Ideal for high security applications – Armored patch cords

Commonly used in data centers, Armored MTP patch cord are modular in design, easy to install, and easy to add additional fiber capacity, increase data rates, or expand the network as needed.

Advantages of Armored MTP patch cord in Various Applications

Armored MTP Trunk cable offer several advantages over traditional non-armored MTP trunk cable. The main advantages include:

Armored MTP patch cord

Enhanced Security

Armored MTP Trunk cable are more difficult to tamper with than standard fiber optic cables. This makes armored fiber optic cables ideal for critical or high-security applications.

More Durable

Armored MTP Trunk cable are typically made with higher quality fibers and construction. It can support higher bandwidth and data transfer rates.

Increased Flexibility

Although Armored MTP Trunk cable are rugged, they can still bend to a certain extent. This makes them suitable for installation in tight or challenging spaces.

More resistant to environmental factors

Armored MTP trunk cables are designed to withstand extremely harsh environmental conditions.

Enhanced Signal Integrity

The armor layer of the Armored MTP patch cord helps reduce the effects of external interference on the signal. This improves signal quality and reliability.

Easy to Install

Armored MTP patch cords are easy to install. You can use the same techniques and equipment as standard fiber optic cables. Therefore, it is cost-effective and efficient for most applications.

Greater Bandwidth Capacity

Because Armored MTP Trunk cable is typically made with higher quality fiber and construction, it can support higher bandwidth and data transfer rates.


The demand for data is constantly increasing. Armored MTP Trunk cables can provide the performance and capacity to meet future data demands. Therefore, armored fiber optic cables are a good long-term investment.

How to Test Armored MTP Trunk cable

Like any fiber link in the data center, fiber links using MPO connectors still need to be tested to ensure they meet the insertion loss budget. This is especially true for high-speed 40, 100, 200, and 400 Gig parallel fiber applications that require the use of MPO. Since the loss budget for these applications is much lower, it is important to maintain the highest test accuracy.

Before the advent of the MultiFiber Pro tester with onboard MPO connectors, MPO-based fiber links were tested using traditional duplex fiber testers. This was an extremely time-consuming task that required separating multiple fibers into individual fiber channels using MPO-to-LC fan-out cords and verifying the test reference cords before connecting each pair of fibers to be tested at both ends. Such complex testing also leads to greater inconsistencies and makes it more difficult to keep all fibers clean throughout the process.

With the ability to scan all fibers of an MPO/ MTP simultaneously, such as 12F MTP trunk cable, 16F MTP trunk cable, 24F MTP trunk cable, a tester with onboard MPO connectors like the MultiFiber Pro can eliminate complexity and test up to 90% faster than using a duplex tester. In fact, the IEC TR 61282-15 Ed1 design guide “Cable Plants and Links — Testing Multifiber Cable Plants Terminated with MPO Connectors” requires that testers have MPO interfaces when testing these systems.

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