Ready for high speed: OM5 on board of the tde plug-and-play platforms

tde cabling systems now available with OM5 fibre - Innovative features for LC and MPO connectors

tde cabling systems now available with OM5 fibre - Innovative features for LC and MPO connectors
Ready for high speed: OM5 on board of the tde plug-and-play platforms

Dortmund/Germany, March 19th 2018. The cabling systems tML, tSML, tBL and tDF by tde - trans data elektronik are now available with the new OM5 fibre. As a result, these highly flexible plug-and-play platforms offer even more options when migrating to higher transmission rates. For better differentiation, the network specialist designed its LC and MPO connectors as well as the corresponding adapters as LC quad and LC duplex versions in the officially standardized OM5 cable colour "Lime green". As the only supplier on the market to date tde has equipped the adapters with self-closing dust and laser shutters as standard.

All tde cabling systems with the new OM5 fibre are now available. The network expert has integrated the cables with the officially standardized colour "lime green" into his proven systems. This includes the successful modular and semi-modular plug-and-play platforms tML and tSML, the tBL product line for classic cabling and the modular and centralized fibre optic distribution frame tDF. As with previous OM fibre classes, tde has also designed the LC and MPO connectors and the corresponding adapters in the OM5 cable colour "Lime green".
“For network engineers, it is particularly important to be able to distinguish the OM classes of multimode fibres by the colour of the cable jacket and the connectors. This provides greater clarity during installation and patching. This has proven itself since the introduction of OM3," says André Engel, Managing Director of tde.

Highly innovative: adapters with integrated shutter
tde offers the adapters as LC Quad and LC Duplex versions. They integrate self-closing dust and laser shutters made of metal as standard and ensure the transmission quality of fibre optic cabling maintaining a high packing density. “We are very pleased to be the only manufacturer on the market to offer adapters with integrated shutters. This underlines once again our high level of innovation," explains André Engel. tde now also provides all common cable types, patch and trunk cables with the OM5 fibre. 

Since the OM5 fibre is optimized for Short Wave Division Multiplexing (SWDM) technology, customers receive even more options for migrating to higher transmission rates. Suitable SWDM transceivers for transmission rates of 40 and 100 GBit are already available on the market. “The use of the OM5 fibre does not conflict with the MPO connection technology," explains André Engel and continues: "The MPO connector is still the first choice for rear cabling and fully exploits its advantages in terms of fast installation. As there will be solutions in the foreseeable future to combine SWDM technology with parallel optics, companies should already rely on the OM5 fibre today. By this they remain future-proof and keep all future possibilities. In the rear area of our tML24 cabling system, SWDM technology already achieves 1.2 Terabit via a 24-fibre MPO connector."

The tML – tde Modular Link-System

tML is a patented, modular cabling system consisting of the three key components module, trunk cable and rack mount enclosure. The system components are 100 percent manufactured, pre-assembled and tested in Germany. They enable plug-and-play installation on site - especially in data centres, but also in industrial environments - within the shortest possible time. The system is characterized by highest packing density and highest flexibility during migration to higher transmission rates. Fibre optic and TP modules can be combined in one rack mount enclosure. 96x fibre optics LC Duplex or 96x MPO connectors can be used modularly on a 19-inch height unit. Thanks to its patented polarity and dark fibre modules, the tML system offers the simplest migration options to 100G and more.

About tde – trans data elektronik GmbH
For more than 25 years the tde - trans data elektronik GmbH, an internationally successful company, has specialised in the development and production of scalable cabling systems for highest packing density. The nuclear research centre CERN relies on the know-how of the leading company in multi-fibre technics (MPO) as well. The company’s portfolio "Made in Germany" contains complete system solutions with a focus on Plug-and-play for high speed applications in the field of datacom, telecom, industry, medical and defence. tde offers both planning and installation services through its own service department and supports the "European Code of Conduct" when it comes to energy efficiency in data centres. For more information, visit

Customer contact:

tde - trans data elektronik GmbH, Sales office Dortmund, André Engel, Prinz-Friedrich-Karl-Str. 46, 44135 Dortmund, Tel. +49 231 160480, Fax +49 231 160933,,

Press contact:

epr - elsaesser public relations, Maximilianstraße 50, D-86150 Augsburg, Germany, Sabine Hensold, Tel: +49 - (0)821 – 4508 7917,, Frauke Schütz, Tel: +49 – (0)821 – 4508 7916,,


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