Inc., a global leader in infrastructure solutions for communications
networks, has once again exceeded industry standards by successfully
enabling a 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) data transmission over
off-the-shelf multi-mode fiber optic cabling at a length of 430 meters.
In collaboration with Ixia
Photonics Inc., the demonstration took place at Cisco Live! in
London using SYSTIMAX®
InstaPATCH® 360 fiber cable assemblies using LazrSPEED®
550 OM4 fiber.
“This demonstration shows a future proof path from 10G through 40G and
onto 100G with error-free operation,” said Peter Marsh, UK technical
manager, CommScope. “It also demonstrates that our customers will not
have to re-engineer their networks or deploy new cable when they
eventually evolve to 100G. CommScope’s solutions are engineered to
exceed industry standards, but this demonstration, exceeding last year’s
mark by almost 100 meters, proves the value high-performance cabling
infrastructure can bring.”
CommScope first publicly demonstrated this technological advancement
during last year’s event, and both last year’s and today’s demonstration
were the first to take place publicly, rather than in closed-door
The 100 GE standard was ratified in 2010 by the IEEE 802.3ba committee
for transmissions up to 150 meters of OM4 fiber cable. CommScope’s
430-meter link proves that the range could be effectively doubled
through the combined use of high-performance connectivity solutions and
“Using CommScope’s innovative OM4 fiber cable with Ixia’s K2 100GE test
solution has once again validated this technology and proven that it is
ready for deployment in today’s data centers,” said Dave Schneider,
senior manager of market development, Ixia.
Robert Coenen, vice president, Sales and Marketing, Reflex Photonics
added, “Demonstrating the technology outside the laboratory proves that
today’s 100GE network infrastructure and Reflex’s 100G CFP are ready for
CommScope offers a complete portfolio of network infrastructure
solutions that enable enterprise customers, regardless of size, industry
or IT budget, to take advantage of business and technology
opportunities. CommScope’s SYSTIMAX® and Uniprise®
brands offer voice, data, video and converged connectivity solutions
that support mission-critical, high-bandwidth and emerging applications
to those that demand unrelenting reliability and quality for everyday
needs. CommScope’s Wired
For Wireless® solution provides new buildings and campuses with the
wireless infrastructure necessary to eliminate weak or blocked signal
areas from the outset and prepare them for better wireless coverage.
SYSTIMAX, Uniprise, LazrSPEED and Wired for Wireless are registered
trademarks of CommScope, Inc.
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.
Ixia provides the industry’s most comprehensive converged IP services
testing solution – from the wireless edge to the Internet core. Network
equipment manufacturers, service
agencies use Ixia’s industry-leading test and simulation platforms
to design and validate a broad range of wired, Wi-Fi,
networking equipment and networks. Ixia’s solutions create real-world
conditions by emulating a full range of high-scaling
networking protocols and generating media-rich
application traffic to validate performance, conformance
networks. For more information, visit www.ixiacom.com.
About Reflex Photonics Inc.
Founded in 2002, Reflex
Photonics is an advanced developer of extreme high-speed, parallel
channel optical connectivity solutions for semiconductor packaging and
data transfer applications. The company addresses the growing demand for
high-speed interconnects in enterprise-class storage/server environments
and telecom-class switches/routers, enabling equipment developers to
design smaller, lower cost and lower powered systems that result in
higher fidelity and faster connectivity.
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