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1U network panel replaces a standard MTP/MPO-to-LC cross-connect with MTP/MPO Elite ports to eliminate rack clutter.

  • 1U patch panel designed for cost-effective spine and leaf cabling
  • Replaces standard MTP/MPO-to-LC cross-connect to reduce troubleshooting and labor
  • All-in-one solution for 50/125 multimode OM4 8-fiber network cabling
  • Front and rear wire managers help organize cables and eliminate clutter
  • Mounts easily into 1U of space in your EIA-standard 19 in. rack or cabinet


1U Spine Leaf Panel Simplifies Your Rack Connections and Helps You Keep Costs Down
This network patch panel is designed for spine-and-leaf architecture, which replaces a standard MTP/MPO-to-LC cross-connect with MTP/MPO ports and helps eliminate significant rack clutter. This data center network technology provides high-bandwidth, low-latency, non-blocking server-to-server connectivity, which saves you money, simplifies your rack cabling and improves network performance.

All-in-One Solution Consists of 2 Switch Layers: Spine and Leaf
The groundbreaking N48LSM-16X16 contains a complete spine leaf mesh topology, resulting in less labor, less troubleshooting and fewer errors. It features spine ports in the front that mate with a spine switch, as well as leaf ports in the rear that mate with a leaf switch. No LC-to-LC patching, double cassette or user cable shuffling is required with spine-and-leaf architecture, which improves link performance.

Easy to Mount in Just 1U of Rack Space
This aluminum panel with key-up to key-up MTP/MPO adapter features 32 12-fiber Elite MTP/MPO-PC male ports: 16 front spine ports and 16 rear leaf ports. The N48LSM-16X16 mounts into 1U of space in an EIA-standard 19-inch rack. Cable managers in both front and rear help organize cabling and eliminate unsightly clutter.

Package Includes

  • N48LSM-16X16 Spine-Leaf MPO Panel, 16 x 16 Ports, 1U
  • Owner's manual
RoHS compliant


UPC Code037332268761
Product TypeSpine-Leaf
Optical Mode  OM4
Panel Dimensions17.56" X 1.73" X 14.76"
Mode TypeMultimode
Firmware / Software Docs
Offset PortsNo
Number of Ports32
Side A - Connector 1(16) 12-STRAND MTP/MPO (MALE)
Side B - Connector 1(16) 12-STRAND MTP/MPO (MALE)
Endface PolishPC
Primary Form FactorRackmount
Rack Height  1U
Connector ColorGray
Clad Diameter (microns)125
Core Diameter (microns)50
Number of Fibers8
Total Number of Ports32
Shipping Dimensions (hwd / in.)3.60 x 15.00 x 20.90
Shipping Weight (lbs.)7.60
Unit Dimensions (hwd / in.)1.730 x 14.760 x 18.970
Panel StyleSpine-Leaf
Operating Temperature Range-4° to 140°F (-20° to 60°C)
Storage Temperature Range-4° to 140°F (-20° to 60°C)
Operating Humidity Range5% to 85% RH, Non-Condensing
Storage Humidity Range5% to 85% RH, Non-Condensing
Network Compatibility100 Gbps; 40 Gbps; 400 Gbps
Wavelength1300nm; 850nm
Attenuation @ 850NM3.0 dB / km
Attenuation @ 1300NM1.0 dB / km
Insertion Loss  ≤ 0.35 dB
All-in-One KitYes
Network Speed Support100 Gbps; 40 Gbps; 400 Gbps
Numbered PortsYes
Keystone JacksNo
Built-in CablesYes
Color-Coded ConnectionsNo
EIA/TIA 2/32 SpacingNo
Labeled PortsYes
Optical PortMPO/MTP
Down-Angled PortsNo
Product ComplianceRoHS; CE (Europe); REACH
Product Warranty Period (Worldwide)Lifetime limited warranty

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