PANDUIT targets data center

MAY 29, 2009 -- To meet the needs for faster processing speeds and greater storage capabilities, as well as long-reach and crossconnect deployments, PANDUIT has launched its OM4 Fiber Optic System.

MAY 29, 2009 -- PANDUIT (search Lightwave for PANDUIT) has enhanced its portfolio of fiber-optic products to meet the bandwidth and application requirements in the data center. To meet the needs for faster processing speeds and greater storage capabilities, as well as long-reach and crossconnect deployments, PANDUIT has launched its OM4 Fiber Optic System.

PANDUIT asserts its OM4 Fiber Optic System offers industry-leading optical performance and signal integrity as well as unmatched reliability and scalability to enable enterprise application availability and agility. PANDUIT says the system integrates "cutting edge" fiber technology and comprehensive pre-testing to ensure ultra high performance and seamless integration of 10-Gbps Ethernet and 8-Gbps Fibre Channel network capabilities and beyond, to minimize physical infrastructure risk in the data center.

"As a result of our continued research into multimode fiber performance and our active participation in standards committees, we can now offer the next progression in high performance optical connectivity. PANDUIT is able to offer a fiber system that exceeds the bandwidth specification being proposed in the draft standard for OM4," said Dr. Rick Pimpinella, fiber research manager, PANDUIT.

The PANDUIT OM4 Fiber Optic System integrates multi-fiber low-oss MTP and single-fiber connectivity products with premium-grade laser-optimized multimode fiber (with a minimum EMB of 5000 MHz�km). The modular system includes pre-terminated cassettes, interconnect assemblies, equipment cords, and harnesses.

The pre-terminated LC cassettes feature high-density MTP connectors and small form factor LC connectivity. Low-loss cassettes interconnect with OM4 multi-fiber MTP terminated ribbon assemblies for scalability and quick cross-connection of long data center segments.

The scalable offering is designed to deploy long channels and/or cascaded connectivity (crossconnects) with ample headroom.

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