Preterminated fiber system for 100G

Leviton Network Solutions' new system uses 24-fiber MTP technology throughout the entire channel.

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Leviton has announced a preterminated fiber system with 24-fiber MTP connectors designed to accommodate 100 Gigabit Ethernet. Leviton says the system was designed specifically to meet the IEEE 802.3ba requirements and accommodate 100GBase-SR10 and 40GBase-SR4 equipment. Leviton will formally introduce the 24-fiber MTP cabling system at the BICSI Winter Conference the week of January 16, 2011.

The company explains that the preterminated MTP system features new cable, connector and termination technologies. Leviton adds that the system will meet the tight optical cabling channel insertion loss (IL) requirements specified in the 802.3ba standard, from 2.6 dB for 10-GbE to 1.9 dB for OM3 40/100-GbE and 1.5 dB for OM4 40/100-GbE. The system fully uses 24-fiber MTP technology throughout the entire optical fiber cabling channel, including trunks modules, adapters and array cords needed to transmite 20 channels of 100GBase-SR10. Additionally, Leviton says, the system is backward-compatible with existing Gigabit or 10G network, allowing for a straightforward migration path to 40G or 100G performance.

Director of fiber and data center product management for Leviton Network Solutions Gary Bernstein called the system's introduction "a very exciting development in preterminated MTP structured cabling. Our customers desire an easy migration-path solution to 40/100G, and we are thrilled that Leviton is able to provide it."

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