HypaFOX MTP®/MPO equipment patch cords are used to connect directly to transmission equipment. Containing a flexible outer sheath, they are slimmer than trunk cables and easier to route within a rack. MTP®/MPO patch cords are generally used to support parallel optical communications and are available as either 12 or 24 fibre configurations. Due to transmission equipment containing male MTP®/MPO ports, the MTP®/MPO patch cords contain a female MTP®/MPO connector at the transmission equipment end to ensure correct mating. The opposite end can be provided with either female or male MTP®/MPO connectors, depending on the connectivity method.