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Siemon Optimizes Migration to 40 and 100 Gigabit Applications

40 and 100 Gigabit Cord

April 8, 2015. Watertown, CT — Siemon, a leading global network infrastructure specialist, is pleased to announce 40/100G Fiber 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 Fiber Optic Cabling Solutions, the new solutions include a variety of equipment cords that allow customers to maintain and fully utilize 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 fiber enclosures, the new 40/100G Fiber Cabling Solutions include conversion cords that transition two 12-fiber MTP connectors to three 8-fiber MTP connectors, ensuring 100% utilization of the 12-fiber MTP backbone trunks.

"Current 40 gigabit transmission and upcoming 100 gigabit transmission are both based on 8 fibers, leaving 33% of 12-fiber backbone trunks unused. Our conversion cords transition two 12-fiber MTP connectors to three 8-fiber MTP to prevent having unused fiber," says Charlie Maynard, Fiber 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 Fiber Cabling Solutions also include single MTP jumpers, conversion cords that transition two 12-fiber MTPs to one 24-fiber MTP for use with current 100 gigabit channels based on 20 fibers, and LC to MTP 4X10G 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 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 specializing in the design and manufacture of high quality, high performance IT infrastructure solutions and services for Data Centers, LANs and Intelligent Buildings. Headquartered in Connecticut, USA, with global sales, technical and logistics expertise spanning 100 countries, Siemon offers the most comprehensive suites of copper and optical fiber cabling systems, cabinets, racks, cable management, data center 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. Through an ongoing commitment to waste and energy reduction, Siemon's environmental sustainability benchmarks are unparalleled in the industry, including 179% global carbon negativity and zero-landfill status
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. We provide custom network infrastructure solutions to: OEM's, Leading Manufacturers, Value-Added Resellers and System Integrators.
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