patent number 6937157
The present invention to provide a "smart cable system" for high density metallic cross connect systems. In particular, this invention relates to the physical structure of cables and associated hardware needed to form the "smart cable system" for interconnecting cards in shelves and racks of high density metallic cross connect switching systems. This invention provides the cable installer the ability to connect cables to cards with minimal errors by using visual indicators. The visual indicators guide the cable installer such that he/she can properly install the cables into the appropriate connectors. The present invention also provides a means for detecting when and where the cables are connected within the cross connect system.
Turnstone Systems, Inc. (Santa Clara, CA, US)
340/524, 340/568.2, 361/827