The unique features of the Connectivity Diagnostics tool set include LynkFind, LynkGuardian, and LynkCommander:
- With LynkFind™, a data center operator can light up the pull-tab LED light at both AOC ends by pushing the pull-tab of the near end transceiver.
- With LynkGuardian™, the LED light in the AOC pull-tabs can be triggered by digital diagnostic warning/alarm events or upon a transmitter fault or a receiver loss of signal.
- With LynkCommander™, the host at either end of the AOC can trigger the pull-tab LED light of both ends by writing a command into the near-end transceiver.
Judge's comment: "Finisar's Active Optical Cables featuring Connectivity Diagnostics combine troubleshooting capability with cable-management practicality. Designed for congested short-run data center connections, these cables obviate the setup and administration steps that monitoring-software packages require. In a very real sense, these AOCs offer 'at the edge' monitoring, diagnostics, and troubleshooting."