MultiLane independently verifies Legrand’s Infinium Quantum system

May 20, 2021
A report from test-solution provider MultiLane attests to Infinium Quantum’s ability to improve network performance, and reduce capex and opex.

Legrand recently announced that MultiLane Inc. has independently verified that the Infinium Quantum Fiber System increases network performance—beyond IEEE’s specified fiber connectivity loss—to provide greater network efficiency. The Infinium Quantum system also was shown to achieve significant bit error rate (BER) improvement with a notable reduction in forward error correction (FEC) codewords, Legrand added. MultiLane produced a report titled The Quantum Effect, in which it details its findings.

“For many years, the conventional wisdom held that any performance level at or beneath the IEEE standard was deemed to be good enough,” said Gene Smith, director of product management and marketing for Legrand. “However, when it comes to today’s complex electronics and more-advanced modulation schemes, ‘good enough’ will not do. Thanks to MultiLane’s foresight to conduct this test we now have the verified data that clearly shows Infinium Quantum’s dramatic effects of optimizing optical headroom to increase the overall network performance.”

MultiLane has been helping transceiver vendors optimize their products and pass standard specifications for nearly a decade. In a real-world production environment, the Infinium Quantum fiber system was tested via the MultiLane ML4054B 400G transceiver test platform. The results verified that Legrand’s solution, when compared to standard fiber, realized a 3.6x BER improvement, 1.04 dB total link loss reduction, and 1.77x decreased in FEC.

“As system integrators continue to navigate the challenge of scaling network capacity and balancing cost, fiber selection can just as easily be an inhibitor or enabler,” said Kees Propstra, vice president of marketing for MultiLane. “The Infinium Quantum system has proven to unlock more optical headroom while futureproofing fiber investments.”

Legrand also pointed out the Infinium Quantum Fiber System received a 4.5 out of 5 rating from the Lightwave Innovation Reviews panel. The high rating comes with a product distinction of being not only a “superb” offering but also one that “provides groundbreaking and new technical milestones,” according to the rating system. Lightwave is a sister brand to Cabling Installation & Maintenance.

You can download MultiLane’s report, the Quantum Effect, here.

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