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Nexans adds 10Gigabit testing capabilities to its R&D program

Structured cabling vendor Nexans has added new capabilities in testing copper and fiber optic cables at a data rate...


June 23, 2004  


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Structured cabling vendor Nexans has added new capabilities in testing copper and fiber optic cables at a data rate of 10-Gigabits per second at its data communications competence centre.

In advance of the uptake of 10-gigabit Ethernet implementations, new equipment was added into the centre, which is located in New Holland, Pa., last year.

“Adding this equipment was part of a large capital investment in our R&D capabilities to react to customer requests regarding performance characterization of cabling products running next-generation network applications,” said Eric Lawrence, Technical Director, Telecom Nexans North America.

The competence center has established and conducted a large-scale test program evaluating Local Area Network (LAN) cabling systems, while running real-world, 10-Gigabit Ethernet traffic, the company said.

The performance of these optical cabling systems was tested in a network environment with laboratory-grade traffic generators containing 10-Gigabit Ethernet XENPAK load modules

Nexans said it is able to provide performance that surpasses the requirements of the IEEE 802.3ae specification by both length and frame error rate.