Cisco 15216-EF-40-EVEN 40-Channel Patch Panel
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Cisco 15216-EF-40-EVEN ONS Network Patch Panel Refurbished

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15216-EF-40-EVEN Optical Networking Services (ONS) 15216 40ch Mux/DeMux Exposed Faceplate Patch Panel Even | Made by Cisco | Refurbished
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Product Overview for the Cisco 15216-EF-40-EVEN ONS 15216 40-Channel

The Cisco 15216-EF-40-EVEN ONS 15216 40-Channel Mux/DeMux Patch Panel is a critical component in optical network systems. This device plays a pivotal role in managing and optimizing data transmission in large-scale communication networks. In this comprehensive guide, we will delve into the key features, functionalities, and benefits of the Cisco 15216-EF-40-EVEN, providing a detailed understanding of its purpose and significance in the realm of networking.

Understanding Cisco ONS 15216 Series

Cisco's ONS 15216 series is renowned for its high-performance optical networking solutions. These devices are designed to enhance the efficiency and reliability of communication networks, particularly in scenarios where bandwidth demands are intensive. The Cisco 15216-EF-40-EVEN, belonging to this series, is a 40-channel Mux/DeMux patch panel, serving as a vital element in optical wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) systems.

Key Features of Cisco 15216-EF-40-EVEN

  • 40-Channel Capacity: The primary feature of the Cisco 15216-EF-40-EVEN is its impressive 40-channel capacity. This means it can handle 40 different wavelengths simultaneously, allowing for a significant increase in data throughput and network capacity.
  • Mux/DeMux Functionality: The device serves as both a Mux (Multiplexer) and a DeMux (Demultiplexer). As a Mux, it combines multiple input signals into a single output, and as a DeMux, it separates the combined signal back into its components. This dual functionality is essential for optimizing and managing the flow of data in optical networks.
  • Patch Panel Design: The Cisco 15216-EF-40-EVEN is designed in a patch panel configuration, making it easy to connect and disconnect optical fibers. The patch panel design enhances the flexibility of network configurations, facilitating efficient maintenance and troubleshooting.
  • Even Channel Distribution: The "EVEN" in the product name indicates that the device ensures an even distribution of channels. This feature is crucial for maintaining balance and avoiding congestion in the network, ensuring optimal performance across all channels.
  • Compact Form Factor: Despite its powerful capabilities, the Cisco 15216-EF-40-EVEN maintains a compact form factor, making it suitable for installations with space constraints. The compact design also contributes to easier integration into existing network infrastructures.

Functionality in Optical Networks

  • Wavelength-Division Multiplexing (WDM): Wavelength-division multiplexing is a technology that allows multiple data signals to be transmitted simultaneously over a single optical fiber. The Cisco 15216-EF-40-EVEN plays a crucial role in WDM systems by combining (Mux) and separating (DeMux) these signals, effectively utilizing the available bandwidth.
  • Increased Bandwidth and Data Throughput: By supporting 40 channels, the Cisco 15216-EF-40-EVEN significantly increases the bandwidth of optical networks. This results in a substantial boost in data throughput, addressing the growing demands of modern communication systems.
  • Optical Signal Optimization: The device contributes to the optimization of optical signals within the network. Through even channel distribution and efficient Mux/DeMux functions, it ensures that each channel receives the necessary resources, preventing bottlenecks and signal degradation.

Benefits of Cisco 15216-EF-40-EVEN in Networking

  • Scalability: The 40-channel capacity of the Cisco 15216-EF-40-EVEN allows for easy scalability. As network requirements grow, additional wavelengths can be accommodated, providing a scalable solution for evolving communication needs.
  • Reliability and Redundancy: The patch panel design not only enhances flexibility but also contributes to the reliability of the network. In case of fiber failures or the need for maintenance, the patch panel allows for quick and efficient rerouting of connections, minimizing downtime and ensuring redundancy.
  • Ease of Maintenance: The compact form factor and patch panel configuration simplify maintenance tasks. Technicians can easily access and troubleshoot individual fibers without disrupting the entire network, leading to faster issue resolution and reduced operational costs.
  • Cost-Effectiveness: The Cisco 15216-EF-40-EVEN offers a cost-effective solution for meeting the increasing bandwidth demands of modern networks. Its ability to handle 40 channels in a single device reduces the need for multiple components, streamlining the network infrastructure and lowering overall costs.
  • Compatibility and Interoperability: Cisco is a leading name in networking solutions, and the 15216-EF-40-EVEN is designed to seamlessly integrate with other Cisco products. This ensures compatibility and interoperability within Cisco-based network environments, providing a cohesive and efficient networking solution.

Technical Specifications of 15216-EF-40-EVEN

The 15216-EF-40-EVEN Cisco ONS Network Patch Panel is a high-density fiber patch panel designed for use in optical networking systems. The following are the technical specifications of the 15216-EF-40-EVEN patch panel:

  • Capacity: The 15216-EF-40-EVEN patch panel has a capacity of 40 LC duplex ports.
  • Fiber Type: The patch panel is compatible with both single-mode and multimode fiber types.
  • Cable Management: The patch panel features a cable management system that ensures proper cable routing and organization.
  • Weight: The patch panel weighs approximately 6.5 lbs
  • Power Requirements: The 15216-EF-40-EVEN patch panel does not require any external power.
  • Environmental Requirements: The patch panel can operate in a temperature range of 32°F to 131°F (0°C to 55°C) and a relative humidity range of 10% to 85%.
  • Compliances: The patch panel complies with RoHS, CE, and FCC regulations.
  • Warranty: The 15216-EF-40-EVEN patch panel comes with a one-year limited hardware warranty.
Managing Contacts and Directories

The 15216-EF-40-EVEN Cisco ONS Network Patch Panel does not have a built-in contact or directory management system as it is just a physical component for connecting optical fibers in a network.

To manage the connections and directories of the patch panel, a network administrator can use a software-based network management system. This system can be used to create and manage a database of all the connections within the network, including the connections to the patch panel.

For example, the network management system can be used to record the fiber connections between the patch panel and other network components, such as switches and routers. This information can be used to track and troubleshoot network issues, as well as to plan future upgrades and expansions.

Additionally, the network management system can be used to create and manage directories of all the network components, including the 15216-EF-40-EVEN patch panel. This information can be used to quickly locate and identify network components, as well as to monitor their performance and status.

Network Connectivity

The 15216-EF-40-EVEN Cisco ONS Network Patch Panel is a fiber patch panel that provides network connectivity in optical networking systems. The patch panel is designed to support LC duplex fiber connections, providing a high-density solution for connecting fiber cables within a network.

The patch panel connects to the network by connecting LC duplex fiber cables from the network devices to the 40 LC duplex ports on the front panel of the patch panel. Each port supports both single-mode and multimode fiber types, allowing for flexible network connectivity options.

Once the fiber cables are connected to the patch panel, the network administrator can use patch cords to connect the patch panel to the next network component, such as a switch, router, or another patch panel. The patch panel also features a cable management system that ensures proper cable routing and organization within the network.

The 15216-EF-40-EVEN patch panel provides high-speed and reliable network connectivity, making it ideal for use in data center and enterprise networks. The patch panel's compact design, environmental compatibility, and compatibility with both single-mode and multimode fiber types make it a versatile solution for network connectivity.

General Information about this Cisco 15216-EF-40-EVEN

  • Manufacturer: Cisco
  • Part Number or SKU# 15216-EF-40-EVEN
  • Product Type: Tele Presence
  • Product Name: Ons 15216 40CH MUX/DeMux Exp Faceplate


  • Ports Quantity: 40


  • Mounting: Rack mounting
  • Rack Capacity: 4U
  • Product Colour: Black, Blue
  • Certification: GR-1089, UL60950/CSA 22.2 No. 60950-00, IEC 60950, GR-63-CORE

Technical Details

  • Mounting: Rack mounting
  • Operating Temperature (T-T): 0 - 50 °C


  • Mounting: Rack mounting
  • Rack Capacity: 4U
  • Product Colour: Black, Blue
  • Certification: GR-1089, UL60950/CSA 22.2 No. 60950-00, IEC 60950, GR-63-CORE

Operational Conditions

  • Operating Temperature (T-T): 0 - 50 °C
  • Operating Relative Humidity (H-H): 5 - 95%
  • Certification: GR-1089, UL60950/CSA 22.2 No. 60950-00, IEC 60950, GR-63-CORE

In general, the Cisco 15216-EF-40-EVEN ONS 15216 40-Channel Mux/DeMux Patch Panel stands as a testament to Cisco's commitment to delivering high-performance optical networking solutions. Its 40-channel capacity, Mux/DeMux functionality, even channel distribution, and patch panel design make it a versatile and essential component in modern communication networks. As the demand for bandwidth continues to grow, the Cisco 15216-EF-40-EVEN provides a scalable, reliable, and cost-effective solution for optimizing data transmission in optical network systems.

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