The Molex family of FDDI duplex connectors utilize a variable keying system to ensure proper port mating identification and polarity. When combined with the unique Molex termination process, these connectors produce quick and consistent FDDI terminations. The type of port and service on the connector is easily identified by the color coded and polarized keys provided with these connectors.
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) developed a standard that provides for flexible, robust high-performance local area networks. This high-speed, 100 megabit per second standard is called the Fiber Distributed Data Interface (FDDI). In support of this standard, Molex has developed its FDDI family of fiber optic duplex connector and adapter products.
Molex adapters are available in a variety of mating and mounting configurations. All are made of strong and durable engineering polymers and have either precision ceramic or polymer alignment sleeves. Polarity maintaining and color coded keys, that are compatible with the port designation on the connector, are provided with the adapters.