CommScope to Demonstrate 100 Gigabit Ethernet Transmission Reaching 430 Meters in Asia

June 28, 2012 No Comments »

CommScope, Inc., a global leader in infrastructure solutions for communications networks, will demonstrate how it can once again exceed 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, public demonstrations of this data transmission will take place during three upcoming Datacenter Dynamics ConferencesHong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore—using SYSTIMAX InstaPATCH 360 fiber cable assemblies and LazrSPEED 550 OM4 fiber.

These demonstrations will match the same data transmission that was showcased during Cisco Live! in London in January where CommScope reached the 430-meter mark, and later surpassed it by almost 200 meters.

The successful deployment reflects CommScope’s continued leadership in creating quality connections for enterprises and paves ways for the companies to build highly reliable and performance-driven network infrastructure for business growth. With the success of the demonstration, 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 100G.

“Businesses need to understand the importance of creating intelligent networks that are based on future-proofed communications framework, especially when two-thirds of network failure is because of cabling infrastructure,” said James Young, technical director, Asia Pacific, CommScope. “In Asia, a region where businesses put heavy emphasis on cost-efficiency and high-productivity, it is the quality of connection that counts the most, and this successful deployment proves the value high-performance cabling infrastructure can bring.”

The 100GE 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 advanced optoelectronics. This technological advancement is the first to take place publicly, rather than in closed-door laboratory environments in Asia.

Ixia has been the industry leader in development and testing solutions for higher speed Ethernet (HSE) technologies, starting with its first demonstration in 2008. Ixia’s HSE products are now in their second generation and feature high-density and full layer 1-7 testing.

“Using CommScope’s innovative OM4 fiber cable with Ixia’s 100G test solution has once again validated this technology and proven that it is ready for deployment in today’s data centers,” said Dave Schneider, principal technologist, Ixia.

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 brand offers 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.

Datacenter Dynamics Hong Kong will take place June 29, 2012 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Datacenter Dynamics Shanghai will take place September 17, 2012 at the Grand Hyatt Shanghai. Datacenter Dynamics Singapore will take place October 18, 2012 at the Marina Bay Sands Singapore.

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