CERN chooses FiberZone for fiber automation

FiberZone Networks says it has won a contract to supply its Automated Fiber Management (AFM) systems from CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research. CERN, which operates the Large Hadron Collider, will use FiberZone's AFM to test and certify new equipment before deployment to CERN facilities, according to FiberZone Networks.

FiberZone Networks says it has won a contract to supply its Automated Fiber Management (AFM) systems from CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research. CERN, which operates the Large Hadron Collider, will use FiberZone's AFM to test and certify new equipment before deployment to CERN facilities, according to FiberZone Networks.

"FiberZone made a concerted effort to design a capable solution to switch connections efficiently across different equipment of various port speeds and protocol types," said Edoardo Martelli, CERN communication systems expert.

According to Yosi Lahad, CEO of FiberZone Networks, "The CERN implementation is a significant example of how an organization can 'future proof' their fiber switch capabilities and achieve cost-saving scalability."

Eric Hanselman, director of the networking practice at market research and analysis firm The 451 Group, commented, "Automation offers significant cost savings and increases service flexibility and FiberZone's AFM combines interconnect automation and wavelength independence to create a unique opportunity to take advantage of these benefits."

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