2017 Bicsi Winter

“The world’s insatiable demand for data is pushing IT teams to rethink and retool their network infrastructure,” said John Schmidt, vice president of Data Center Market Development at CommScope. “Meeting that demand means building for speed, simplicity and savings.”

By next year, there will be approximately 30 billion connected devices -- from phones to gaming remotes.[1] That is five per person and a lot of demand placed on data centers around the world. CommScope, a leader in communications network infrastructure solutions, comes to BICSI showcasing its agile, high-density and cloud-friendly solutions for fast and reliable data center infrastructures.  

“The world’s insatiable demand for data is pushing IT teams to rethink and retool their network infrastructure,” said John Schmidt, vice president of Data Center Market Development at CommScope. “Meeting that demand means building for speed, simplicity and savings.”  

In Booth #831 at BICSI, CommScope will demonstrate a host of solutions that are scalable, easy to deploy and provide for an agile and flexible migration path. These support all current and future high speed applications from 10G to 400G and beyond: 

  • Fiber optic panels: Ultra-, high- and standard-density panels that simplify management of duplex and parallel ports for dynamic migration and flexibility.
  • FiberGuide: The optical raceway system that protects and routes fiber in central offices, data centers and mobile switching centers.
  • imVision: The automated infrastructure management system (AIM) that gives oversight and control to the SYSTIMAX® physical network connectivity solutions.
  • ION-E/UAP: CommScope’s industry leading universal wireless infrastructure for in-building wireless solutions.  

CommScope’s LazrSPEED® WideBand OM5 – the newest innovation to the flagship SYSTIMAX portfolio of connectivity solutions – will be in display in Graybar’s Booth #901. OM5, most recently designated by the ISO/IEC, enhances the ability of short-wavelength division multiplexing to provide at least four-fold increases in usable bandwidth while maintaining backward compatibility with legacy multimode fiber.  

CommScope experts will also share insight during the show on high speed migration and preparing for bandwidth expansion: 

  • Sean Kelly, field application engineer, will present on the fundamentals of passive optical LAN in the two-day pre-conference seminar hosted by the Association for Passive Optical LAN (APOLAN).
  • Kam Patel, director of Global Data Center Solutions, will talk about taking control of data center cabling at the conference session on Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 9 a.m.
  • Jim Young, global lead for Enterprise Data Centers, will discuss preparing for the road to terabit Ethernet at a CommScope-hosted luncheon Tuesday, Jan. 24, at noon in Room 24-25. The lunch is open to all BICSI attendees.  

Young will showcase the “Ethernet Roadmap” created by the Ethernet Alliance, showing twists and turns on the path to faster speeds. New technologies like more efficient modulation, transmission schemes and fiber types illustrate just how fast things are changing.  

“We’re now at the dawn of the next Ethernet era – with a diverse array of interoperable, multivendor solutions in place, the Ethernet ecosystem is ready to begin the build-out of next generation, reliable, high-speed networks based on those technologies,” said John D’Ambrosia, chairman, Ethernet Alliance. “The Ethernet Alliance is committed to Ethernet’s continued success, evolution and expansion through interoperability and educational initiatives; however, we can’t do that without the support of forward-thinking members like CommScope. We look forward to hearing more about the many innovations on display at BICSI.”  

CommScope is proud to be a corporate sponsor of BICSI and is a silver sponsor for the show. Organizers expect almost 200 exhibitors and nearly 5,000 attendees, mostly made up of designers, engineers, project managers and installers in voice and data, wireless and outside plant. Click here to download approved CommScope data center images, as well as the Ethernet Alliance’s Ethernet roadmap.  

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About CommScope:

CommScope (NASDAQ: COMM) helps companies around the world design, build and manage their wired and wireless networks. Our vast portfolio of network infrastructure includes some of the world’s most robust and innovative wireless and fiber optic solutions. Our talented and experienced global team is driven to help customers increase bandwidth; maximize existing capacity; improve network performance and availability; increase energy efficiency; and simplify technology migration. You will find our solutions in the largest buildings, venues and outdoor spaces; in data centers and buildings of all shapes, sizes and complexity; at wireless cell sites; in telecom central offices and cable headends; in FTTx deployments; and in airports, trains, and tunnels. Vital networks around the world run on CommScope solutions.

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Source: CommScope


[1] IDC, Directions Conference 2016 

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