OIF highlighted multi-technology interoperability during OFC 2024

March 28, 2024
This year’s OIF OFC demo saw a 38 percent increase in participants compared to the OFC 2023 demo.

OIF had a strong presence during the OFC 2024 trade show, where 47 member companies will showcase interoperable solutions addressing the demand for next-generation data center networking, artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML) and disaggregation applications.

This year’s OIF OFC demo featured nine new participating companies and, according to the organization, a 38 percent increase in participants compared to the OFC 2023 demo.

The live and interactive multi-vendor demonstrations featured interoperability solutions in 800ZR, 400ZR and OpenZR+ optics, Energy Efficient Interfaces (EEI) & Co-Packaging, Common Electrical I/O (CEI) channels and Common Management Interface Specification (CMIS) implementations that are addressing the optical industry’s ongoing speed, power and density challenges.

“The interoperable solutions being demonstrated in the OIF booth are critical to addressing the escalating needs of next-generation data center networking, artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML) and disaggregation applications,” said Nathan Tracy, OIF President and TE Connectivity. “We’ve seen a 38 percent increase in demo participants compared to last year and the addition of nine new participating companies, which emphasizes the remarkable growth and impact of OIF’s work.”

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