QuickTreX MTP Fanout Builder

Start by clicking your desired jacket type from the list below. Continue to make your selections for fiber type and strand count. Once you have selected all three, our system will instantly show you the correct product from our extensive catalog.

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Jacket Types

Designation Core/Cladding
Diameter (µm)
Type  Fast Ethernet 
1Gigabit Ethernet 
1 Gigabit Ethernet 
10 Gigabit Ethernet 
40 Gigabet Ethernet 
100 Gigabet Ethernet 
 40G-SWDM4     100G-SWDM4
OM1* 62.5/125 Multimode   2000 M 275 Meters 550 Meters
(mode conditioning
patch cable required)   
33 Meters N/A N/A N/A   N/A
OM2* 50/125 Multimode

 550 Meters

82 Meters N/A N/A N/A   N/A
OM3 (Laser Optimized)  50/125 Multimode   550 Meters  300 Meters 100 Meters 100 Meters N/A   N/A
OM4 (Laser Optimized) 50/125 Multimode 400 Meters 150 Meters  150 Meters   400 Meters  100 Meters
OM5 (Laser Optimized) 50/125 Multimode  550 Meters  550 Meters  400 Meters 150 Meters   150 Meters   500 Meters  150 Meters 
Singlemode 9/125 Singlemode 5 km at 1310 nm 5 km at 1310 nm  10 km at 1310 nm        
N/A = Not Supported/Not Applicable

Strand Counts

When working with fiber, an important thing to keep in mind is that with standard equipment, you will need two fiber strands to make a connection: one transmit signal (Tx), and one receive signal (Rx). So, when you purchase a 2 Strand Assembly, you will have one fiber pair, and will be able to complete one connection. When you purchase a 4 Strand Assembly, you will have two fiber pairs, and two connections, and with a 6 strand assembly, three fiber pairs, and three connections, and so on. We offer some assemblies in strand counts up to 144, which would provide 72 fiber connections. For higher strand counts we also offer MTP Assemblies

Tech Tip: Don’t forget – when working with fiber, you will need to flip the polarity at one point of your run. The transmit signal (Tx) at one end of the channel, needs to match the corresponding receiver (Rx) at the other end. When working with a 2 strand assembly going directly into your equipment, this is easy – just flip one side. But, when working with larger strand count assemblies, best practice is to do this with your jumper patch cords at your termination box.

Connector Polish Options

In Singlemode fiber, our ST and MTRJ connectors are available in an upgraded UPC polish option, and our LC, SC, and FC are available in both UPC and APC polish. APC connectors feature a fiber end face that is polished at an 8-degree angle, while UPC connectors have a slight curvature for better core alignment. The different polish options help with improving return loss, which is a measurement of reflected light.

Tech Tip: Because the APC polish makes the connectors end face angled, you must continue to use APC components throughout the link for better alignment. So, an APC connector should work with equipment that specifies APC, and any adapter panels and patch cords should also be APC.

Pulling Eyes

A pulling eye is designed to be attached to a pull string that runs the full length of your conduit. Your assembly is then pulled through the conduit via the pull string. It can also be used to pull your assembly through duct work, in wall cavities, or other areas where routing needs to take place. Our pulling eyes include a heavy-duty swivel hook to prevent the cable from twisting during the pull. The metal pull hook is attached to a designated pull string inside of your assembly usually consisting of Kevlar so that you are not pulling on the fiber strands themselves. The pulling eye includes heat shrink tubing that covers the back side of the pull hook, and the pull basket that contains your fiber optic connectors. The pull basket is constructed with super strong polyethylene mesh that tightens itself around the strands and connectors keeping them securely in place during install. The connectors are also staggered inside of the pull basket for less bulk, and each connector is individually plastic wrapped to prevent contamination by pulling lubricants and other debris. Our pulling eyes are always recommended as they make your pull much easier while providing further protection of your connectors.

Tech Tip: We always recommend pulling eyes on both ends, even if you’re only pulling one end of the assembly. This helps protect the back side of your assembly’s connectors and prevent damage. The pull hook can be secured on the back end to prevent twisting and flapping of your connectors during install.