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Berk-Tek fiber exceeds ratified standard for OM4

Berk-Tek, a Nexans Company, has announced that its fiber optic cable line now includes fiber grades that exceed the recently ratified TIA-492AAAD for OM4 specifications.


January 1, 2010  


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Berk-Tek, a Nexans Company, has announced that its fiber optic cable line now includes fiber grades that exceed the recently ratified TIA-492AAAD for OM4 specifications.

OM4 fiber is a 50m laser-optimized fiber with extended bandwidth properties over the previous OM3. It is designed to enhance the system cost benefits enabled by 850 nm VCSELs for existing 1 and 10 Gb/s applications, as well as future 40 and 100 Gb/s systems. With an effective modal bandwidth (EMB) of 4700 MHz*km, OM4 fiber can reach a distance of 550 metres for 10 Gb/s (almost twice that of OM3).

GIGAlite-10FB glass meets the standards, whereas the GIGAlite-10XB, surpasses the standards with a bandwidth of 4900 MHz*km at 850 nm and a reach surpassing 600 metres.

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