DECEMBER 6, 2010 -- Leviton says it plans to launch what it describes as the industry’s first 24-fiber preterminated MTP cabling system for 100 Gigabit Ethernet (100GbE). The system, which was designed specifically to meet IEEE 802.3ba requirements and new 100GBase-SR10 and 40GBase-SR4 equipment, will be formally introduced at the 2011 BICSI Winter Conference, being held January 16 – January 20 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, FL.
The preterminated MTP system, featuring new cable, connector, and termination technologies, is designed to meet the tight optical cabling channel insertion loss (IL) requirements specified in the IEEE standard, from 2.6 dB for 10GbE to 1.9 dB for OM3 40/100GbE and 1.5 dB for OM4 40/100GbE.
It is the first system of its type to fully use 24-fiber MTP technology throughout the entire optical fiber cabling channel, including trunks, modules, adapters, and array cords needed to transmit 20 channels of 100GBase-SR10, Leviton asserts. In addition, the system is backwards compatible with existing GbE or 10GbE networks, allowing for a straightforward migration path to 40G or 100G performance.
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