Corning Cable boosts plug-and-play products with media conversion from Transition Networks

MARCH 27, 2007 -- Corning Cable Systems and Transition Networks Inc. have announced the addition of Gigabit Ethernet copper-to-fiber media converters to Corning's portfolio of Plug & Play Universal System products.

MARCH 27, 2007 -- Corning Cable Systems (search for Corning Cable Systems) and conversion technology and switching provider Transition Networks Inc. (search for Transition Networks), a wholly owned subsidiary of Communications Systems Inc., have announced the addition of Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) copper-to-fiber media converters to Corning's portfolio of Plug & Play Universal System products.

"Large data centers have a continuous need to upgrade their networks to ensure the effective transport and quality of high volumes of data," says Bill Schultz, vice president of marketing at Transition Networks. "Corning leads the market and is offering a portfolio of solutions that feature high-density ribbon cabling and MTP connector-based trunking for space-saving and convenient fiber deployment. The addition of our media conversion technology to the Plug & Play Universal Systems product line offers more versatility to help organizations optimize the connectivity infrastructure in their data centers."

The media converter module, with 12 RJ-45 copper ports on the front and two 12-fiber MTP connector ports at the rear, is the highest-density media conversion offering on the market, according to Corning Cable Systems. Just like traditional Plug & Play Systems modules, the 12-port module fits into Corning Cable Systems hardware. Up to two modules can be placed into the 1-U housing, offering 24-copper-port density, and up to eight modules can be placed into the 4-U housing for 96-copper-port density.

The media converter housing, while offering the same footprint as a standard Corning Pretium rack-mountable housing, offers additional features for the modules, including a specially designed area for the power supply units and easy routing of the power cords. For continuous uptime, the solution offers front-mounted redundant power supplies.

Corning says its Plug & Play Universal Systems allows customers to use less space for their cabling and eliminate heat and air flow problems that copper cabling can generate. Because the components of the system are modular, moves, adds, and changes are fast and simple, enabling pay-as-you-grow scalability and lowering the total cost of network ownership.


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