Structured cabling vendor Nexans has added new capabilities in testing copper and fiber optic cables at a data rate...
June 23, 2004
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.