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Panduit Signature Core™ Fiber Optic Cabling System Enables Cisco 40G BiDi Optical Module to Reach 150 Meters

February 13, 2014, Tinley Park, IL

Panduit Corp., a global leader in Unified Physical Infrastructure℠ (UPI)-based solutions, is proud to announce that its Signature Core™ Fiber Optic Cabling System enables Cisco’s 40G BiDi optical modules to reach 150 meters and is the only multimode fiber that allows Cisco to achieve this capability today. Using the Signature Core™ Fiber Optic Cabling System with Cisco’s 40G BiDi optical modules gives data center network architects and managers another option for deploying 40G Ethernet in addition to 40GBASE-SR4.

The Signature Core™ Fiber Optic Cabling System delivers the ultimate in reach and design flexibility, compensating for both modal and chromatic dispersion to provide verified optical performance and signal integrity beyond 10/40/100 Gb/s Ethernet and 8/16 Gb/s Fiber Channel standards requirements.

Cisco launched a new 40G Ethernet bidirectional optical module, BiDi, providing another option in addition to the 40G Ethernet QSFP+ optical modules. The 40G BiDi optical module supports 40G Ethernet over one pair of multimode fiber while allowing 40G Ethernet to be deployed using the exact infrastructure as 10G Ethernet (10GBASE-SR). The 40G BiDi conforms to the QSFP+ Multi-Source Agreement (MSA).

“Panduit is proud to be part of Cisco’s BiDi ecosystem,” said Jack Tison, Chief Technology Officer, Panduit.  “Our work with Cisco confirms that the Signature Core™ Fiber Optic Cabling System is the highest performing multimode fiber available today.”

The BiDi modules reduce the cost of deploying 40G Ethernet by over 60% versus 40GBASE-SR modules and do not require expensive components for their infrastructure to migrate to 40G Ethernet. The Signature Core™ Fiber Optic Cabling System provides a lower cost alternative to the more expensive single mode fiber 40GBASE-LR links within the data center.

The Signature Core™ Fiber Optic Cabling System includes trunks, patch cords, cassettes, and harnesses which are all available. For more information, visit the Signature Core™ web page at: www.panduit.com/signaturecore
 

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 (www.panduit.com).