Nexans Data Communications Competence Center Analyzes OM3 and OM4 Reach Capabilities for 40G/100G Ethernet
Berk-Tek OM4 Pre-Terminated Fiber Assemblies Successfully Exceed 800m. Distance
New Holland, PA, April 15, 2011 - Nexans’ Data Communications Competence Center (DCCC), in New Holland PA, recently challenged the performance boundaries of Berk-Tek Pre-Terminated Optical Fiber Assemblies with rigorous experiments using a variety of test configurations and platforms. The results demonstrated that Berk-Tek’s GIGAlite-10 OM3, GIGAlite10-FB OM4, and GIGAlite10-XB OM4+ cables consistently exceed the IEEE Standard for both 40G and 100G Ethernet by a substantial margin.
“At the DCCC, we continually push performance boundaries” said Eric Lawrence, VP Emerging Technologies & Technical Director. “The fact that we perform Frame Error Rate testing, which is far more stringent than Bit Error Rate testing means that our tests run hundreds of times longer than the industry requires and our cables continue to exceed the industry standards. Using multiple connection points is also important because in real-world applications, our customers need to know that our cable can perform reliably and dependably in a variety of configurations.”
To provide solid, real-world performance results and to ensure interoperability, the DCCC utilized multiple test platforms and transceivers. The strong relationship with many component manufacturers has solidified the DCCC’s leadership position in the field and ensures maximum performance for customers in a wide variety of configurations.