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Corning launches online 10G connectivity resource centre

Corning Cable Systems LLC, part of Corning Inc.s telecommunications segment, today launched its 10G Connectivity R...


September 7, 2007  


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Corning Cable Systems LLC, part of Corning Inc.s telecommunications segment, today launched its 10G Connectivity Resource Centre, an online Web site created to provide information about 10G connectivity for enterprise networks.

The centre, which can be found at www.corning.com/10GFacts, is free and no registration is required.

Bandwidth demands continue to increase, requiring network designers to carefully examine the cabling infrastructures they are installing, the company said in a release.

“Not only do these infrastructures need to support up to 10G for existing applications, but they should also be capable of supporting future-data-rate applications from 16G to 100G and beyond. An important consideration when designing todays networks is whether to install optical or unshielded twisted pair (UTP) copper cabling.”

The centre examines these two cabling media and provides visitors with Web tools, calculators and other material comparing the two options.

Considerations discussed include transmission performance, data rate scalability, pathway and space utilization, electronics port density, power and cooling efficiencies, and ease of installation and testing.

The centre also features a 10G electronics power consumption calculator and a tray fill-rate calculator, with new tools being added regularly.