Cabling specialist develops new solution for fast and secure identification of patch cord ends


Augsburg, March 12, 2019 – Rosenberger Optical Solutions & Infrastructure (Rosenberger OSI), manufacturer of innovative fiber optic cabling infrastructures in Europe, announces the immediate availability of a new product solution for increased data center reliability. The Identification Patch Cord (IDP) developed by Rosenberger OSI makes the secure identification of patch cord ends easier and faster and thus makes a major contribution to the availability of IT applications in the data center.

“In data center operations, there is often a need to reconfigure fiber optic data cabling. This is generally done by manually patching patch cords into distribution boxes. However, it is not uncommon for active data transmissions to be interrupted by pulling the wrong patch cord, even if this has been checked in advance according to the cabling documentation”, explains Harald Jungbäck, Product Manager for Data Center Cabling Systems at Rosenberger OSI.

Easy operation even during operation
Rosenberger OSI has developed the Identification Patch Cord (IDP) based on this problem. Due to an external light source that is simply plugged onto the plug at one end of a patch cord to be patched, its other end can be uniquely and reliably identified. The solution can be easily applied by a single person during operation.

Cost-effective and optimal operational reliability for data center operators
Active electrical or optical components are not used in this solution, which enables simple and cost-effective retrofitting of existing fiber optic cabling in data centers. “Our development not only increases the availability of IT applications, but also ensures optimal operational reliability of data centers”, says the product manager.


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About Rosenberger OSI:
Since 1991, Rosenberger Optical Solutions & Infrastructure (Rosenberger OSI) has been an expert in innovative fiber optic cabling infrastructure and service solutions for Datacenters, Local Networks, Telecom and Industrial. The products and services can be found wherever largest amounts of data have to be transferred quickly and securely. In addition to the development and production of a broad portfolio of fiber optic and copper cabling systems, Rosenberger OSI also offers a variety of services such as planning, installation and maintenance of cabling infrastructure. Rosenberger OSI employs about 600 people in Europe and has been a part of the globally operating Rosenberger Group since 1998, a worldwide leading provider of high-frequency-, high-voltage-, and fiber-optic-connection solutions headquartered in Germany. For further information, please visit:

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