January 21, 2005 Corning, NY -- Corning Inc. announced today the availability of InfiniCor eSX+ optical fiber, an extended-reach, 10-Gigabit Ethernet-capable multimode fiber for premises networks.
InfiniCor eSX+ fiber is a 50/125-micron multimode fiber enabling 10-Gbit/sec serial transmission over extended distances in the 850-nm wavelength window, where low-cost vertical cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSELs) enable a cost-effective, high-bandwidth approach. Corning targets the InfiniCor eSX+ fiber at local area networks, storage area networks, and high-speed parallel interconnects for head ends, central offices, and data centers. It is optimized for high-performance protocols, such as 10-Gigabit Ethernet, and is also fully compatible with legacy enterprise and local area networks.
"Our customers and channel partners have recently shown interest in a Corning-qualified extended-reach, 10-Gigabit Ethernet-capable multimode fiber," said David Velasquez, global product line manager, multimode fiber. "After more than one year of functionality testing, we're confident that InfiniCor eSX+ fiber will meet those needs, while also meeting the Corning standard of performance. Now, all enterprise and premises network operators can extend the cost-saving opportunities of low-cost 850-nm VCSELs into other areas of their network."