EDGE™ Rapid Connect Solutions

Install Trunk Cables Between Data Centers up to 70% Faster

Install Trunk Cables Between Data Centers up to 70% Faster

Enable fast, easy data center interconnect (DCI) deployments with the Corning EDGE™ Rapid Connect Solution  – one step in Corning’s journey toward a Data Center in a Day.

Designed to facilitate DCI deployments and connections between data halls, EDGE Rapid Connect Solution utilizes trunk cables with the all-new Fast-Track MTP Connector. Developed by Corning and US Conec, the Fast-Track MTP Connector’s small profile enables preterminated trunks with a reduced diameter pulling grip that can be pulled through crowded conduits.

In outside plant environments, the smaller two-inch diameter pulling grip allows EDGE Rapid Connect Solutions to be easily pulled through existing conduits – streamlining installation and giving data center operators a new path to extreme density. The grip is waterproof, capable of handling up to 600 pounds of pulling tension, and compatible with MaxCell innerduct. Best of all, installation is straightforward – no special processes or equipment required.

Want to pull over 10,000 connectorized fibers through a four-inch conduit, and complete the project faster than ever? Now it’s possible with EDGE Rapid Connect Solutions – available with outdoor-only, indoor-only, and indoor-/outdoor-compatible trunks.

EDGE™ Rapid Connect Wins 2022 DCS Awards

Corning’s EDGE™ Rapid Connect Solution has been recognized in the “Data Center Physical Connectivity Innovation of the Year” category at the 2022 Data Center Solutions (DCS) Awards. This is the tenth consecutive year that a Corning product has been awarded.
 

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Discover the Value of EDGE Rapid Connect Solutions

Discover the Value of EDGE Rapid Connect Solutions

See the EDGE Rapid Connect Solution in action and explore its innovative features and benefits.

Centralized Support for High-Fiber-Count Cross-Connects

Centralized Support for High-Fiber-Count Cross-Connects

Interconnecting high-fiber-count cables in a single location is simple with the Corning Consolidator Frame – new to the EDGE Rapid Connect product family. The frame utilizes 10 vertically oriented shelf units – allowing it to house up to 34,560 fibers. Its craft-friendly design also features integrated strain-relief and slack management space alongside each shelf, with cables entering and exiting at the top of the frame.

EDGE Rapid Connect Solution Benefits at a Glance

 

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Generate Revenue Faster

Completely eliminate splicing for a typical four-trunk deployment and reduce project time from six weeks to two weeks – enabling the data center to generate revenue faster.
 
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Minimize Risk

Reduce the risk of not having enough splice technicians and working with sharp tools to prep fiber for splicing.

 

 

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Reduce Pathway Costs

Pull three 3,456-fiber trunk cables through a four-inch conduit to reduce the amount of conduit that needs to be placed in the ground – increasing the ROI on pathway investment.
 
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Simplify Cable Management

The Corning Consolidator Frame can cross-connect up to 34,560 fibers in one centralized location.

 

Product Overview

Product Overview

Learn about the groups of products that make up our solution.

EDGE RC Outdoor Transport Trunk

EDGE RC Outdoor Transport Trunk

• Fiber counts of 864, 1,728 and 3,456

• Factory terminated and tested

• 24 F Fast-Track MTP Connectors with ≤ 0.35 dB insertion loss per connector pair

• 2-inch diameter pulling grip enables three trunks to be pulled through a 4-inch conduit

EDGE RC Indoor/Outdoor Transport Trunk

EDGE RC Indoor/Outdoor Transport Trunk

• Fiber counts of 864, 1,728 and 3,456

• Factory terminated and tested

• 24 F Fast-Track MTP Connectors with ≤ 0.35 dB insertion loss per connector pair

• 2-inch diameter pulling grip enables three trunks to be pulled through a 4-inch conduit

• Dual-rated Riser/LSZH and CPR certified

EDGE RC Indoor Transport Trunk

EDGE RC Indoor Breakout Trunk

Available as:

• Plenum or LZSH flame rated (864f only available in Riser/LSZH dual-rating)

• 24 F MTP Connectors to 12 F MTP connectors (96, 144, 192, 288, 384, 864 fiber counts)

• 24 F MTP Connectors to LC Duplex Uniboot Connectors (96, 192, 288, 384 fiber counts)

• Indoor Transport Trunks also available with 24f Fast-Track MTP Connectors (864, 1728, 3456 fiber counts)

EDGE RC Enclosure

EDGE RC Enclosure

• Ships with 24 F MTP patch trays that each accept up to 12 MTP or Fast-Track MTP connectors 

• Maximum capacity: 3,456 interconnected fibers (12 F MTP) or 6,912 interconnect fibers (24 F MTP) 

• Wall mountable and rack mountable

EDGE RC Consolidator Frame

EDGE RC Consolidator Frame

• Corning’s highest capacity connectivity platform for the data center

• Maximum interconnect capacity of 34,560 fibers using EDGE Rapid Connect Trunks

• Removable side walls

EDGE Solutions

EDGE Solutions

• These high-density, preterminated optical cabling solutions offer industry-leading connector density.

• EDGE Housing – Available in 4U, 2U, and 1U

• EDGE Adapter Panels – Available in MTP adapters and LC adapters

• EDGE Modules – MTP to LC module with ≤ 1.0 dB insertion loss

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