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For Immediate Release - September 28, 2010

Siemon introduces new low power QSFP+ 40Gb/s active optical cabling for high performance data centre applications


Siemon, the network infrastructure specialist, today introduced its new line of four lane QSFP+ 40Gb/s active optical cabling assemblies, designed to support interconnect applications such as high-performance computing (HPC), enterprise networking and network storage systems. These high-speed interconnects are a part of Siemon's MorayT Active Optical Cabling (AOC) product family and expand Siemon's extensive portfolio of copper and fibre data centre cabling solutions.

The Moray QSFP+ active optical cable assemblies incorporate the lowest power transceiver in the market that typically requires 780mW by utilising Silicon CMOS Photonics technology, which features an integrated opto-electronic chip with a directly attached fibre and a micro-packaged laser. This "Fibre-to-the-Chip" technology enables Siemon's Moray active optical cabling to break the cost barriers while decreasing the number of components in the AOC and improving its reliability when compared with existing vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) and multi-mode fibre solutions. Unlike traditional optics that utilise VCSELs and multi-mode fibre for short connections, Moray's single chip transceivers support any distance from one metre to 4,000 metres for inter- and intra-building applications.

The Moray line offers high performance and extended reach optical interconnects at lower-cost than legacy multimode fibre, providing an additional option for high-speed data centre connectivity. These single-mode active optical cable assemblies will overcome the technical challenges of legacy technologies to support Ethernet, FibreChannel SAN Storage, InfiniBand systems and several other IO interface links between various blades, boxes, racks, containers and buildings.

Commenting on the launch of these specialised products, marketing manager Graeme Stoker said; "The market continues to demand higher bandwidth products and the future Moray product family is poised to support next-generation optical interconnect products for 40Gb/s and 100Gb/s applications. The innovative combination of silicon photonics transceiver technology and single mode fibre offers low power, high-speed interconnects that deliver high performance connectivity, increased reliability and extended transmission distances."

The Moray product is available in custom length options ranging from 1-4000m. EPROM programming options are also available.

To learn more about Siemon's Moray QSFP+ active optical assemblies visit:


About Siemon
Established in 1903, Siemon is an industry leader specialising in the design and manufacture of high quality, high performance low voltage infrastructure solutions and services for data centres, LANs and intelligent buildings. Headquartered in Connecticut, USA, with global sales, technical and logistics expertise spanning 100 countries, Siemon offers a comprehensive suite of copper and optical fibre cabling systems, cabinets, racks, cable management, data centre power and cooling systems and intelligent infrastructure management solutions.

With more than 400 patents specific to structured cabling, Siemon Labs invests heavily in R&D and the development of industry standards, underlining the company’s long-standing commitment to its customers and the industry. Siemon Interconnect Solutions (SIS) is a Siemon business unit comprised of a team of dedicated technical sales professionals supported by Siemon Labs, mechanical, electrical and signal integrity engineers committed to solving industry and customer driven interconnect challenges. Siemon provides custom network infrastructure solutions to OEMs, leading manufacturers, value-added resellers and system integrators.
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