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Siemon optimises migration to 40 and 100 gigabit applications

July 2015 - Siemon, a leading global network infrastructure specialist, has announced its 40/100G fibre cabling solutions that provide a fast, simple and economical upgrade path from 10 gigabit to 40 or 100 gigabit applications. Part of Siemon's LightHouse™ advanced fibre optic cabling solutions, the extended range includes a variety of equipment cords that allow customers to maintain and fully utilise their existing Siemon Plug and Play enclosures and trunks for next generation 40/100 gigabit performance in network, server and storage applications.

To connect MTP trunk backbone cabling to active equipment via Siemon's Quick-Pack® or ultra-high density LightStack™ MTP adapter plates that offer easy pass-through connectivity within Siemon's fibre enclosures, the new 40/100G fibre cabling solutions include conversion cords that transition two 12-fibre MTP connectors to three 8-fibre MTP connectors, ensuring 100 per cent utilisation of the 12-fibre MTP backbone trunks.

"Current 40 gigabit transmission and upcoming 100 gigabit transmission are both based on 8 fibres, leaving 33 per cent of 12-fibre backbone trunks unused. Our conversion cords transition two 12-fibre MTP connectors to three 8-fibre MTP to prevent having unused fibre," says Charlie Maynard, fibre optic product manager at Siemon's global headquarters. "Incorporating the conversion into the equipment cord is a more cost-effective, lower-loss option than purchasing and installing separate conversion cassettes that introduce extra mated pairs into the channel."

The new 40/100G fibre cabling solutions also include single MTP jumpers, conversion cords that transition two 12-fibre MTPs to one 24-fibre MTP for use with current 100 gigabit channels based on 20 fibres, and LC to MTP four x 10G hybrid cords that transition one MTP to four duplex LC connectors for use with 40 gigabit applications based on aggregation of multiple 10 gigabit ports.

To upgrade from 10 gigabit to 40 and 100 gigabit applications, customers can simply swap out existing Siemon MTP to LC modules with the MTP adapter plates and then select the 40/100 equipment cords that best suits their application. The cords are made with Siemon's smaller diameter RazorCore™ cable that make it easier to access connections while reducing congestion in horizontal cable pathways for improved airflow around the equipment.

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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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