The Benefits of Short Boot, Quick Release & Uniboot Connectors, & Bend Insensitive Fibres

Short boot connectors and bend insensitive fibres have come a long way in the past few years, with greater flexibility now being widely adopted as the minimum standard in most products. This has been fuelled by the increase in demand for higher density products, that minimise loss while maximising rack space.

A greater bend gradient is necessary to make fibres strong and flexible enough to withstand tight rack spaces, without compromising on signal loss or efficiency. While features like quick release in connectors are especially useful for broad fingers, as it allows connectors to be easily released via a pull tab.

We’ve compiled an overview of some of the key features and benefits of the leading products in this area, to help you make more informed product choices.

Short Boots

  • Reduce cable protrusions in panels
  • Reduce the impact of cabinet door damaging or bending fibres
  • Especially useful in high-density applications for routing of fibres
  • LC patch cords supplied with a short boot are ideal for high-density applications with tight space requirements


  • Used for space saving at the front of panels and throughout cable pathways throughout data centres
  • Allow for the change of polarity during installation

Bend Insensitive Fibres

  • Help increase the bend radius, which allows for tighter installation spaces without impacting on transmission
  • Provide unsurpassed bending performance
  • Often used for data centres, office installations, patch cords, interconnection cables and for Fibre-to-the-Home networks

Quick Release Connectors

  • Push/pull connector – easy to grab, finger-friendly pull tab that allows you to push and pull connectors out (so you don’t have to get all the way near the cable to remove it)
  • High density
  • Extremely flexible
  • Ideal for data centres, telecommunications transmission equipment, routers, servers and panels.

If you’d like to know more about how these options can work for you, be sure to reach out to a member of the Codecom team or visit our products section.