The EQF is a purpose-made rack designed to accommodate high density switches DSLAMs used in FTTH PON networks. The rack can be made as a stand-alone solution, or it can be made as a ‘side-by-side’ system with integrated cable management in the middle. Each rack has capacity for up to two high-density DSLAM switches including the associated baffle plates required to deflect warm air away from the switch.
In many cases, the EQF racks will be deployed in small POP buildings alongside high density optical distribution frames or splitter racks. These ODF’s then provide the necessary connection to ‘Feeder Cables’ connecting aggregation street cabinets further down the network. Harness cables can enter the EQF rack from either the top or the bottom of the rack and cable slack mandrels can be used to store excess cable between the EQF racks and the ODF racks.