Panduit targets fiber in the data center

May 1, 2009 -- Panduit has enhanced its portfolio of high-performance fiber optic solutions to meet increasing 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 cross-connect deployments, the company has launched its OM4 Fiber Optic System.

May 1, 2009 -- Panduit has enhanced its portfolio of high-performance fiber optic solutions to meet increasing 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 cross-connect deployments, the company has launched its OM4 Fiber Optic System.

The company maintains that as virtualization, consolidation, and convergence initiatives continue to grow more pervasive, so do the demands placed on the physical infrastructure. With superior optical performance and signal integrity, the company says the OM4 system delivers reliability and scalability to enable enterprise application availability and agility. The pre-tested system integrates 10 Gb/s Ethernet and 8Gb/s Fiber Channel network capabilities 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," says Dr. Rick Pimpinella, fiber research manager at Panduit.

According to the company, the OM4 system integrates multi-fiber low loss MTP and single fiber connectivity solutions with premium grade high performance laser optimized multimode fiber (with a minimum EMB of 5000 MHz-km) to deliver consistent performance and reliability of critical systems. The modular system includes pre-terminated cassettes, interconnect assemblies, equipment cords and harnesses. Pre-terminated LC cassettes feature high-density MTP1 connectors and small form factor LC connectivity.

Low-loss cassettes interconnect with OM42 multi-fiber MTP1 terminated ribbon assemblies for scalability and quick cross-connection of long data center segments. The scalable solution is designed to deploy long channels and/or cascaded connectivity (cross-connects) with ample headroom. Pre-terminated for guaranteed performance and quick network deployment, Panduit says the OM4 system is the optimum solution for demanding high-density data center applications to minimize cost of downtime and improve responsiveness for future proofing.


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