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Press Release

10G and 40G Ethernet Fiber Optic Connector at Cisco Live 2013

June 21, 2013, Tinley Park, IL

Panduit Corp., a global leader in Unified Physical InfrastructureSM (UPI)-based solutions, is proud to be a Platinum Sponsor of this year’s Cisco Live in Orlando, FL, June 23-27. At the event Panduit will demonstrate how it helps organizations become more agile and responsive to customer needs by implementing data center architectures that are optimized for both the logical and physical elements of the network.

Panduit will showcase its new PanMPO™ 12-fiber connector, the first of its kind that allows for polarity and gender to be changed in the field, simplifying migration from 10 Gigabit Ethernet to 40 Gigabit Ethernet.

Migrating from 10G Ethernet networks to 40G networks has been a complicated and confusing process for end-users until now. An existing10G installation might require two different MPO patch cords to transition to 40G. This could lead to confusion over which patch cord to use. Patch cords using the Panduit PanMPO™ connector allow you to change the polarity and gender as needed, at a moment’s notice, eliminating the confusion.

“Panduit is proud to be demonstrating our new, innovative fiber connector at Cisco Live,” said Andrew Caveney, Senior Vice President of Global Marketing at Panduit. “This new connector radically simplifies the transition from 10G Ethernet to 40G Ethernet because only one type of MPO patch cord is required to accommodate any configuration.”

The PanMPO™ connector will be available in August of 2013. To learn more and see a demonstration of how this connector simplifies migration from 10G to 40G Ethernet, please visit Panduit Booth #939 at Cisco Live, in Orlando, FL. More information can be found at


About Panduit:
Panduit is a world-class developer and provider of leading-edge solutions that connect, manage and automate the physical infrastructure. Panduit Unified Physical InfrastructureSM (UPI)-based solutions help customers integrate core business systems for a smarter, unified business foundation. Our robust partner ecosystem, global staff, and unmatched service and support make Panduit a valuable and trusted partner. (