08596882 is referenced by 17 patents and cites 128 patents.

A fiber optic connector arrangement includes a printed circuit board coupled to a connector housing. The printed circuit board includes a memory storage device that is configured to store physical layer information pertaining to the fiber optic connector arrangement. The printed circuit board also defines contacts that are electrically coupled to the memory storage device to enable the physical layer information to be read from the memory storage device by a media reading interface. A connector assembly includes at least one adapter assembly; a printed circuit board; and a media reading interface. The connector assembly also may include a tactile pressure sensor. The adapter assembly defines at least a first port and a second port that are configured to connect optical fibers of two connector arrangements. One or more connector assemblies can be mounted to a fiber panel system.

Title
Managed connectivity in fiber optic systems and methods thereof
Application Number
12/905658
Publication Number
8596882 (B2)
Application Date
October 15, 2010
Publication Date
December 3, 2013
Inventor
Vern Loch
Prior Lake
MN, US
Michael Gunderson
Shakopee
MN, US
Michael D Schroeder
Webster
MN, US
Mark Smrha
West Chicago
IL, US
Agent
Merchant & Gould P C
Assignee
ADC Telecommunications
PA, US
IPC
G02B 6/36
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