CommScope, Inc., a global leader in infrastructure solutions for communications networks, will demonstrate during the upcoming Datacenter Dynamics Converged in San Francisco that deploying innovative pre-terminated multimode fiber for 40 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) data transmission will provide IT managers with the economic and technological benefits they need for their next-generation data center networking infrastructure.

In collaboration with Ixia and Avago Technologies, the demonstration will showcase to IT managers that is it cost effective to deploy pre-terminated multimode fiber and high performance optical transceivers in data centers. The demonstration will illustrate the best practices in building higher-speed network in data centers.

“There is no question that IT managers require solutions that provide a seamless migration from 10GbE to 40GbE and eventually 100GbE,” said George Brooks, senior vice president, Enterprise Product Line Management, CommScope. “We will show that by deploying our SYSTIMAX® InstaPATCH® 360 pre-terminated fiber cabling solution using LazrSPEED® 550 OM4 fiber, IT managers can fulfill their high bandwidth needs while also protecting up to approximately 50 percent of their investment on fiber cabling infrastructure.”

This successful demonstration reflects CommScope’s continued leadership in creating quality connections for enterprises and shows how companies can build highly reliable and performance-driven network infrastructure for business growth. As demonstrated, companies will also be able to develop a future-proofed communications networks foundation that does not require re-engineering of existing networks or deploy new cable when they evolve to 40GbE.

Brooks added that the total cost of 40GbE over single mode is much higher than over multimode fiber. By using multimode fiber, it can also increase the 10GbE port density by three times and consume half the power required per 10G channel, providing a significant cost savings to the end users.

The demonstration will include Avago’s QSFP+ eSR4 optical transceiver modules and Ixia’s Xcellon-Lava™ Dual-Speed, 40/100GE higher speed Ethernet load modules with a QSFP+ interface as the key subsystems of the 40GbE eco-systems.

“Avago is the leader in data center optical communications because of its long history of collaborating with our customers and partners to develop technology solutions that address design challenges and the need for greater bandwidth,” said Philip Gadd, vice president and general manager, Fiber Optics Product Division, Avago. “Avago introduced the industry’s first 40G Ethernet SR4 module last year, and our new QSFP+ iSR4 and eSR4 modules provide a simpler migration path for data centers to upgrade from 10G to 40G Ethernet and span longer reaches.”

“Verifying that the transmission media doesn’t contribute to packet errors is a crucial part of testing higher speed Ethernet technologies, given the complex nature of the standard and the amount of traffic that is sent,” said Charles Seifert, senior product manager, Ixia. “CommScope trusted Ixia’s field-tested Xcellon-Lava solution to place their LazrSPEED 550 OM4 fiber and Avago’s 40GE transceiver under some of the most stressful BERT test conditions to show that its solution falls within the accepted parameters of the higher speed Ethernet standard—both succeeded at their respective tasks.”

This upcoming demonstration will show how all these solutions play an integral role as a part of CommScope’s Living Infrastructure approach, helping customers design and deploy solutions for their infrastructures and stream line their design phase.

Datacenter Dynamics Converged will be held at the San Francisco Marriot Marquis Tuesday, July 17, 2012.

SYSTIMAX, InstaPATCH and LazrSPEED are registered trademarks of CommScope, Inc. Xcellon-Lava is a trademark of Ixia.

About CommScope

CommScope ( has played a role in virtually all the world’s best communication networks. We create the infrastructure that connects people and technologies through every evolution. Our portfolio of end-to-end solutions includes critical infrastructure our customers need to build high-performing wired and wireless networks. As much as technology changes, our goal remains the same: to help our customers create, innovate, design, and build faster and better. We’ll never stop connecting and evolving networks for the business of life at home, at work, and on the go.

About Avago Technologies

Avago Technologies is a leading supplier of analog interface components for wireless, wireline, and industrial applications. By leveraging its core competencies in III-V compound and silicon semiconductor design and processing, the company provides an extensive range of analog, mixed signal and optoelectronics components and subsystems to approximately 40,000 end customers. Backed by strong customer service support, the company's products serve four diverse end markets: wireless communications, wired infrastructure, industrial and automotive electronics. Avago has a global employee presence and heritage of technical innovation dating back 50 years to its Hewlett-Packard roots. Information about Avago is available on the Web at

About Ixia

Ixia provides the industry’s most comprehensive converged IP network validation and network visibility solutions. Equipment manufacturers, service providers, enterprises, and government agencies use Ixia’s solutions to design, verify, and monitor a broad range of wired, Wi-Fi, and 3G/LTEequipment and networks. Ixia’s test solutions emulate realistic media-rich traffic and network conditions so that customers can optimize and validate the design, performance, and security of their pre-deployment networks. Ixia’s intelligent network visibility platforms provide clarity into physical and virtual production networks for improved performance, security, resiliency, and application delivery of cloud, data center, and service provider networks. For more information, visit

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