Wave2Wave integrates MXC connector into data center optical backplanes

July 14, 2016
New integration extends backplane optical interconnect technology into backbone infrastructure cabling, says the company.

Data center interconnect specialist Wave2Wave Solution has announced the integration of MXC connectors into its EVO and EXO platforms. The company explains that "this product integration extends optical backplane technology into structured cabling with expanded and collimated laser beams through the lensed MXC connector technology."

Wave2Wave notes that its next-generation MXC connector family is optimized for direct interface to equipment densely populated with mid-board mounted, multimode or single-mode optical modules. Compared to existing optical connector solutions, Wave2Wave says its unique plug-and-receptacle design provides increased density with fewer components. The new platform supports fiber rows of up to 16 fibers, and up to four rows of fibers for fiber lane counts as high as 64.

Wave2Wave’s EVO panel family provides the highest level of scalability and density, supporting a wide variety of applications and fiber connectivity in telecom and the data center. EVO offers 3,840 fiber connections in its 1U chassis and 10,000+ in its 2U. More information about the EVO platform can be found at http://www.wave-2-wave.com/catalog/w2w/#page/12. EXO is a modularized platform that supports a wide variety of connectivity types and applications on the same 1RU chassis, allowing for flexibility now and growth in the future. EXO supports up to four cassettes and feed-through modules. Modules can be mixed to match specific connectivity requirements. There are modules for fiber, copper, wavelength, and optical power management, supporting 1G, 10G, 40G, and 100/120G connectivity. With 48 diverse ports, the EXO platform offers flexibility and space savings. More information about the EXO platform can be found at http://www.wave-2-wave.com/catalog/w2w/#page/6.

“Incorporating MXC connectors into our EVO and EXO solutions offers a number of benefits to the data center network, including higher reliability via dust resistance, a longer life cycle via non-contact, and space savings via high density,” comments David Wang, founder and chief executive officer of Wave2Wave. “By deploying these solutions, companies can experience greater efficiency, improved performance, and reduced capex and opex.”

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