Leoni partners with Firecomms to develop LED transceivers for plastic optical fiber

March 28, 2013
Cabling provider Leoni Fiber Optics GmbH has joined forces with the Irish company Firecomms Ltd. to develop and distribute LED transceivers for plastic optical fiber as an alternative to existing components.

Cabling provider Leoni Fiber Optics GmbH has joined forces with the Irish company Firecomms Ltd. to develop and distribute LED transceivers for plastic optical fiber as an alternative to existing optical components.

The business unit fiber optics of the Leoni Group and Firecomms will collaborate on the market development of Firecomms’ RedLink LED-based optical transceiver, which is offered with an LC connector and a connector interface that is compatible with Avago Technologies’ Versatile Link interface.

“Collaborating with Firecomms offers the possibility to profitably combine the competences of both companies. As a result, we can offer our clients coordinated system solutions with optimized interaction of polymer optical fiber (POF) and polymer-cladded fiber (PCF) cables, connectors, assemblies and special solutions in fiber optical technologies,” said Andreas Weinert, vice president of the business unit fiber optics at Leoni. “Our aim is to give interested industrial companies the opportunity to qualify an alternative source of supply in order to enhance the security and flexibility of their supply chain.”

For a start, with the RedLink series, the partners will offer DC-1Mb, DC-5Mb, DC-10Mb, and DC-50Mb transceivers with an operating temperature ranging from -40° to 85° C. The companies expect to be able to offer the new RedLink products by mid-2013.

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