CommScope deploys wideband multimode fiber in Golden 1 Center

Sept. 6, 2016
CommScope says it has deployed its LazrSPEED 550 WideBand Multimode Fiber as part of the fiber-optic cable infrastructure within the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento. The sports facility is the future home of the Sacramento Kings National Basketball Association (NBA) basketball team.

CommScope says it has deployed its LazrSPEED 550 WideBand Multimode Fiber as part of the fiber-optic cable infrastructure within the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento. The sports facility is the future home of the Sacramento Kings National Basketball Association (NBA) basketball team.

The wideband multimode fiber (WBMMF) forms the fiber-optic cabling backbone in the arena's data center and will help support all wired and wireless communications within the arena.

Recently standardized by the Telecommunications Industry Association in its TIA-492AAAE specification, WBMMF is designed to support WDM transmission, a capability previously limited to single-mode fiber (see "Multi-wavelength multimode fiber subject of TIA standards query" and "SWDM Alliance targets data center wideband multimode fiber use"). The fiber is also approved for use in cabling by the emerging revision of the ANSI/TIA-568.3-D North American structured cabling standard.

In addition to the LazrSPEED 550 WBMMF, CommScope also supplied the arena with more than 900 miles of TeraSPEED ZWP single-mode fiber and SYSTIMAX GigaSPEED X10D copper cabling, supporting more than 3,000 outlets. The company also has delivered iPatch panels for future imVision automated infrastructure management deployment.

"Golden 1 Center will be the smartest and most connected venue in the world, providing a seamless and intuitive experience for our fans and attendees," said Sacramento Kings Chief Technology Officer, Ryan Montoya. "We believe connectivity is critical to the venue experience of the future, and CommScope's network technology was the best choice to make that a reality."

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