FIST-GPS Generic Patch and Splicing Shelves

FIST-GPS shelves feature the FIST fibre management system and provide a platform for patching and splicing within a rack environment. The shelves house FIST splice and patch trays (FIST-GPST-12 or FIST-GPSTF-12). They mount in ETSI (FIST-GR3), 19- or 15-inch (FIST-GR3F) racks.

Trays with adapter/retainers; trays are staggered for easy fibre routing and access to connectors, and are provided in sets of two trays.

FIST-GPS3 shelves feature FIST-GPST 15-inch trays without retainers; trays can be stacked directly on each other. FIST-GPS3 shelves are used in 15-inch frames

Features

  • Patching, using patch cords, connectorised breakout or intrafacility cables
  • Splicing loose tube cables, non-connectorised intrafacility or breakout cables to pigtails and patching these pigtails to patch cords
  • Supports integration of passive optical splitters and wavelength division multiplexers
  • Various connector/adapter types possible
  • Optional jumper over-length storage facility (for 19-inch shelves)
  • Full patching capability on the tray and between trays in one shelf
  • Use of connectorised cables allows repair of pigtails
  • Easy identification of each fibre
  • Available with various capacities and in different heights (44, 89, 125 and 175mm; please note, 44mm height is available only for 19-inch shelves)
  • Kits available to attach cables at the side or back of shelf
  • Wrap-around side panel and pigtail guide for easy re-patching (except in 44mm versions)
  • Can be installed in CommScope’s FIST racks and other 19-inch or metric (ETSI) rack sizes
    — FIST-GPS2 mount in ETSI and 19-inch frames
    — FIST-GPS3 mount in 15-inch frames
  • Shelves are shipped with the maximum number of trays already installed.

Benefits of Tray Patching

  • Clean: Both sides easily accessible for cleaning adapters
  • Safe: Laser light oriented perpendicularly to the operator
  • Accessible: Full front access at both sides of connection
  • Visible: Patch cords do not hamper access or visibility of ports
  • Reconnection to other positions in the same tray or shelf does not result in uncontrolled over-lengths
  • Bend controls guide and protect the pigtail cable and ensure controlled cable routing
  • Manipulation of patch cords does not cause transient losses on other circuits
  • Secure: Because of their position in the trays, connectors are better protected than in some front facing patch shelves
  • Shelves are painted (powder-coated) in light grey (RAL 7035)
  • Shelves are always ordered fully loaded.
  • FIST-GPS2 shelves feature trays with adapters and retainers
  • FIST-GPS3 shelves feature trays with adapters without retainers
  • For a list of accessories, consumables and tools, please refer to the GPS2/3 accessories ordering guide

Dimensions and Capacities

FIST-GPS2

19”/ETSI rack mounting; mounting brackets for both mounting environments included in kit
Fiber Management Splice-Patch and Patch-Patch Shelves Chart

FIST-GPS3

15” rack mounting
Fiber Management Splice-Patch and Patch-Patch Shelves Chart 2

GPS2/3 Standard Kit Content

GPS2-3 Standard Kit Content
  • Metal chassis with drawer
  • Mounting brackets (ETSI/19” included)
  • Drawer includes:
    — Bracket onto which trays can be mounted
    — 2 tray support wedges
    — Hook and loop strap to secure the trays
    — Bend control(s) at the patching side for some configurations
  • Splice/patch versions include foam and tie-wraps to fix the cable elements (loose tubes, break-out cable, intra-facility subunits) onto the trays
  • Trays which include:
    — Splice protector holder (SMOUV or ANT)
    — Splice protectors (only if SMOUV option is selected)
  • One or two trumpets for guiding pigtails as they exit the shelf
  • Metal front cover:
    — 175 mm high version: hingeable and removable cover
    — 125 mm high version: hingeable and removable cover
    — 89 mm high version: hingeable, fixed cover (GPS2); hingeable, removable cover (GPS3)
    — 44 mm high version: front cover is part of the drawer, not hingeable
  • Identification cards and card holders (not for GPS2-L-version)
  • Mounting screws and nuts
  • Installation Instructions

FIST-GPS2: 19” and ETSI Rack Mounting

Patch only. No cable. FIST-GPST-12 trays
FIST-GPS2 Chart

Items to be ordered separately:

  • Pigtails, patch cords, break-out and IFC (OCI, OCJ, OCIP)
  • Group termination unit if non-connectorised breakout cable is to be used (FIST-GTU2)

FIST-GPS2: 19” and ETSI Rack Mounting

Splice/Patch. No cable. FIST-GPST-12 trays

Splice/Patch. No cable. FIST-GPST-12 trays


Items to be ordered separately:

  • Fusion splice protectors (according to type of tray chosen)
  • Pigtails, patch cords, breakout and IFC (OCI, OCJ, OCIP)
  • Group termination unit if non-connectorised breakout cable is to be used (FIST-GTU2)

For use in 19” or ETSI shelves

FIST-GPST-12 trays used in FIST-GPS2 shelves are asymmetrical; the patching area is not located in the centre of the tray but moved slightly to one side.

The patching areas of 2 consecutive trays should not fall on each other but alter. In general, all the patch cords of the trays within one shelf should leave the shelf at the same side.

FIST-GPST-12 trays Diagram 4

-These trays use adapters with retainers.
-Trays are supplied in sets of two complementary pieces.

Standard kit content

  • Patch/patch configuration: tray with 2 patch units
  • Splice/patch configuration:
    — 1 patch and 1 splice unit
    — Splice protector holder (SMOUV or ANT)
    — Splice protectors (if SMOUV option is selected)
    — Adapters, 900μ pigtails as per options selected
  • GTU2 (group termination units for non-connectorised breakout cable applications) are ordered separately
FIST-GPST-12 trays Images

Dimensions and Capacities

FIST-GPST-12 (19-inch)

FIST-GPST-12 trays Chart

Ordering Information

FIST-GPST-12 trays Diagram 5

1 Patch cords or cables leave shelf to right; patch field to left of tray
2 Patch cords or cables leave shelf to left; patch field to right of tray
3 45 mm SMOUV heat shrink splice protector
4 ANT splice holder ONLY; splice protectors must be ordered separately

Trays for 19-inch Splice/Patch Shelves only with IFC (without strength member)

Dimensions and Capacities

FIST-GPST-12 (19-inch)

FIST-GPST-12 trays Chart 2

Ordering Information

FIST-GPST-12 trays Diagram 6

FIST-GPS3: 15” Rack Mounting

Patch only. No cable. FIST-GPSTF-12 trays

FIST-GPST-12 trays Diagram 7
Items to be ordered separately:

  • Pigtails, patch cords, break-out and IFC (OCI, OCJ, OCIP)
  • Group termination unit if non-connectorised breakout cable is to be used (FIST-GTU2)

FIST-GPS3: 15” Rack Mounting

Splice/Patch. No cable. FIST-GPSTF-12 trays

FIST-GPST-12 trays Diagram 8
2 Patch field to left of tray; patch cords or cables leave shelf to right
3 Patch field to right of tray; patch cords or cables leave shelf to left
4 45 mm SMOUV heat shrink splice protector
5 ANT splice holder ONLY; splice protectors must be ordered separately

Items to be ordered separately:

  • Fusion splice protectors (according to type of tray chosen)
  • Pigtails, patch cords, breakout and IFC (OCI, OCJ, OCIP)
  • Group termination unit if non-connectorised breakout cable is to be used (FIST-GTU2)

Trays for 15-inch Splice/Patch and Patch/Patch Shelves: No Cable

FIST-GPSTF-12 (15-inch)

FIST-GPST-12 trays Chrt 3

Ordering Information

FIST-GPST-12 trays Diagram 9
1 Patch cords or cables leave shelf to right; patch field to left of tray
2 Patch cords or cables leave shelf to left; patch field to right of tray
3 45 mm SMOUV heat shrink splice protector
4 ANT splice holder ONLY; splice protectors must be ordered separately

Trays for 15-inch Splice/Patch Shelves only: with IFC or OSP Cable

FIST-GPSTF-12 (15-inch)

FIST-GPST-12 trays Chrt 4

Ordering Information

FIST-GPST-12 trays Diagram 10