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Panduit enables 100G ethernet over 275m of fiber

October 18, 2010 | By Anthony Capkun

October 18, 2010

Panduit recently participated in an interoperability event at Ixia Corp.’s iSimCity lab, testing the interoperability of 40 Gbps and 100Gbps ethernet equipment compliant with the IEEE 802.3ba committee standard. Panduit provided cabling and connectivity solutions that supported each of the five new Physical Media Dependent (PMD) variants tested at the event. In addition to supporting each of these new PMDs up to the specification length limit, Panduit says it supported an “industry-best” length of 275 metres of 100GBase-SR10 operation over its own Opti-Core laser-optimized multimode fiber optic cable and connectivity. This 275m link comprised seven concatenated lengths of fiber cable to validate both the media bandwidth and optimized 24-fiber MTP connectivity.



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