Cable Routing and Management
The NCS 2015 shelf has interchangeable fiber and cable modules. Because the NCS 2015 shelf is designed to be compliant with ETSI 600x300 standards, all wiring and cable connections are available on the front side.
The NCS 2015 chassis is shipped with the fiber module installed. If you need to use CAT5 cables instead of optical fibers, replace the fiber module with the cable module.
The fiber module can hold 160 fibers per exit point. The fiber diameter is a maximum of 1.8 mm. You need to determine your fiber size according to the number of cards and ports installed on each side of the shelf.
Cable and Fiber Routing
Cable and fiber routing accommodates all the high-density cards for line card connections in NCS 2015. The exit of the fibers and cables is split into two channels. The line card from slot 1 to 8 exits from the lower left side, and the line card from 9 to 17 exit from the lower right side. (See the figure below)