Corning Cable enters new LANscape, takes aim at SANs

Jan. 23, 2008
January 23, 2008 -- Corning Cable Systems LLC has introduced its LANscape Pretium integrated product line, a pre-engineered optical cabling product set that maps directly to SAN director port blades of major electronics vendors.

January 23, 2008 -- Corning Cable Systems LLC has introduced its LANscape Pretium integrated product line, a pre-engineered optical cabling product set that maps directly to SAN director port blades of major electronics vendors.

The company's U-Space system, part of the product line and a complement to its Plug & Play universal systems, features optical harnesses mapped directly to line cards with port counts ranging from 16 to 48. With port mapping from the MDA patch panel to the SAN director, the company says the U-Space system simplifies the customer's design process and reduces infrastructure installation time. The high-density trunk cabling and harness solution can eliminate more than 75% of the bulk cabling congestion in cabinet vertical managers and in the director backplane, promoting air circulation, increasing deployment velocity, and improving the manageability of future moves, adds, and changes.

When used with 48-port line cards, the system includes customized 12-fiber Plug & Play universal system harness assemblies mated to Plug & Play system trunks via MTP adapter panels. The MTP connector adapter panels are installed in a 4U Pretium connector housing, which is mounted directly below the SAN director.

For a chassis with 16- or 32-port line cards, the product set includes customized eight-fiber Plug & Play universal system harnesses and the company's new Base-8 module, which transitions 12-fiber MTP connectivity to eight-fiber MTP connectivity. This module eliminates unused or dangling fibers that typically exist when utilizing 12-fiber ribbon connectivity with line cards with eight-fiber increments, improving cable management and airflow efficiency in the cabinet. Like the 48-port system, the Base-8 modules are installed in a 4U connector housing mounted directly below the SAN director.

The U-Space System features fully identifiable and synchronized labeling that streamlines installation and promotes system management. All components feature Corning Cable's patented "Universal" wiring to internally manage fiber polarity and provide a simple migration path between two-fiber and parallel optics applications.

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