Sumitomo Electric Lightwave to Unveil New 4RU Static Patch Panel at BICSI and AFCOM Exhibitions

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — Sumitomo Electric Lightwave (SEL), a Sumitomo Electric group company, is set to unveil their latest innovation, the PrecisonFLEX™ 4RU Static Patch Panel, at BICSI Fall 2015 Conference in Las Vegas and AFCOM Data Center World in National Harbor, Maryland.

Featuring a scalable and flexible design, the 4RU Static Patch Panel accepts various cassette forms that provide the flexibility to accommodate a variety of network designs. Additional features include a removable top, front, and rear doors to better accommodate accessibility to upper and lower panels.

“The new 4RU static patch panel is flexible to any network design and can also provide needed cost savings for our customers,” commented Bill Charuk, senior product manager for SEL’s Data Center Solutions. “Accommodating our customers’ needs and listening to their feedback drive our research and development process. We’re excited to unveil this product and hope that customers will benefit from the many features that encompass this product.”

The 4RU Stationary Patch Panel is compliant with all RoHS regulations and is capable of holding up to 288 LGX, 384 SEL, and 576 HD LC ports.

Sumitomo Electric Lightwave will exhibit the 4RU Static Patch Panel at exhibit booth 521 at the 2015 BICSI Fall Conference and exhibit booth 616 at AFCOM Data Center World. Conferences will run September 21-24 and September 20-23, respectively.

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About Sumitomo Electric Lightwave: Sumitomo Electric Lightwave (SEL) provides advanced, integrated optical fiber technologies and solutions for data center, enterprise, and communication networks. As a recognized industry leader in patented optical fiber ribbon technology, air-blown fiber®, fusion splicing, PON technologies, and integrated connectivity solutions including splice-on-connectors, we help our customers simplify network complexity while improving performance and network efficiencies. By drawing on R&D, resources, and expertise both internally and from Sumitomo Electric Industries—we bring customers a breadth of optical fiber solutions to achieve their particular network vision. Please call 800.358.7378 or visit for more information.

Technical Contact:

Bill Charuk
Sr. Product Manager, Data Center Solutions

Editorial Contact:

Jacob Godwin
Marketing Specialist