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Superior Essex and Leviton introduce 10 Gigabit Ethernet over copper cabling system

Superior Essex and Leviton Manufacturing jointly announced today the introduction of NextLAN 10Gc, a UTP copper cab...


April 29, 2005  


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Superior Essex and Leviton Manufacturing jointly announced today the introduction of NextLAN 10Gc, a UTP copper cabling system designed to support 10 Gigabit Ethernet transmission for 100 meters.

The two firms say that NextLAN 10Gc is the first UTP cabling system to fully comply with the latest draft ANSI/TIA standard for 10-Gigabit Ethernet cabling requirements with a 4dB margin guarantee for Power Sum ACR.

The data speeds afforded by 10GBASE-T are 10 times the current maximum data speeds of copper networks.

The continued growth of data-intensive applications, (i.e., video imaging, high-speed data storage, Internet browsing, file sharing, etc.) is fueling the need for 10 Gigabit Ethernet backbone networks, especially in corporate offices, campuses, medical centers and data centers.

“The demand for 10 Gigabit Ethernet over UTP copper cabling is being driven by economics and familiarity,” said Bill Slater, Enterprise Networking Manager for Leviton. “10GBASE-T switches and NICs will be less expensive when they are introduced than comparable fiber cards running 10GBE.

"For data centres and SAN’s that require 1 Gigabit Ethernet now, but want the infrastructure in place for 10GBE later, a 10G copper system makes economic sense. In addition, many users prefer the ease-of-installation advantage that copper has over optical fiber.”