I’m in the process of doing a very large hardware refresh for my company. We’re replacing 100+ old/EOL switches throughout the network/country. This shouldn’t be too big of a deal, but the latest generation of Cisco switches use SFPs. The older stuff is all GBIC. For most of our large sites, this isn’t major as we just run an ST to LC cable from the patch panel to the switch…

But of course, there are random sites without patch panels. The fiber runs directly from switch to switch. This presents a problem as we don’t have detailed information for most of our sites. So the options are re-terminating the ends of the fiber, buying a long enough patch cable (difficult to do) or having someone come out and pull new runs. That was until I came across these:

Tripp Lite N458-001-50 Duplex Multimode 50/125 Fiber Adapter, LC-M/SC-F – 1ft