Tripp Lites MTP Fiber Optic Patch Panels are the ideal solution for consolidating dozens of fiber cable runs into an easy and manageable high-density patching system. MTP fiber cables contain 12-strands of fiber, replacing six individual duplex cables. A single MTP cable breaks out at the N480-012-SC patch panel into 6-pair of SC fiber connectors. The panel has two MTP connections, or "Cassettes" , resulting in a total of 12-pair of SC connectors on the front of the panel. Short, duplex patch cables can then be used to connect from the front of the panel to fiber optic transceivers. Panels, and Tripp Lite MTP Patch Cables, utilize 50/125 multimode fiber for high bandwidth applications like Gigabit Ethernet or Fibre Channel Storage. Panels are pre-wired internally...ready for plug-n-play use.