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Corning optical components enable migration to 40G /100G

Corning Inc. this week introduced Pretium EDGE AO (Advanced Optics), a suite of optical components for its Pretium EDGE platform. The components enable data centres to “cost effectively” migrate their cabling infrastructure to...


July 11, 2013  


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Corning Inc. this week introduced Pretium EDGE AO (Advanced Optics), a suite of optical components for its Pretium EDGE platform. The components enable data centres to “cost effectively” migrate their cabling infrastructure to next-level applications, including parallel optics and integrated network monitoring.

Pretium EDGE AO for parallel optics consist of conversion modules and harnesses that allow networks to fully utilize base-12 fiber count trunks when migrating to 40G, which uses base-8 fiber counts (four fibers transmitting at 10G in each direction), Corning said in a release. Without this conversion, data centres running 40G parallel optics on their existing fiber backbone only use 66% of the installed fiber, it added.