Cables and systems specialist Prysmian Group is showcasing its world-leading cables solutions which now incorporate WideCap Multimode Fibre for wavelength division multiplexing systems at Data Centre World Asia.
The high-capacity fibre can handle wavelengths up to 953nm, 100nm longer than conventional OM4 fibre. This ability to handle longer wavelengths adds three additional channels for increased capacity. The laser optimised WideCap multimode fibre with WDM systems transmit four times more data than legacy OM4 fiber giving it the capacity to support 100 Gbps in a single fibre to help meet the increasing amounts of data being handled by data centres.
Exponential increase in internet-connected devices and cloud systems drive the data center to migrate to higher speeds. As data centers will be looking to migrate to 40 and 100 Gbps in the near future, Prysmian’s cabling solutions with WideCap MMF offer data center owners great flexibility: WideCap cables support legacy applications based on multi-fibre infrastructure with MPO connectivity and emerging systems based on WDM with duplex connectivity.
Prysmian’s cabling solutions with WideCap fibres provides cabling simplicity for 40 and 100 Gbps speeds and a path for future four-fibre 400 Gbps break-out systems. A duplex fibre patch cord will support 40 Gbps and 100 Gbps. “High-density cabling solutions, i.e. 1.2 mm Prysmian patch cord, enter the field of 100 Gbps at low cost” says Tayfun Eren, Product Manager. “Data centre networks will be required to reach 400 Gbps in few years’ time. Prysmian’s Flextube® compact data centre cables together with WideCap fibers will allow future parallel links at 400 Gbps using only 4 fibres.”
WideCap complies with or exceeds the following standards: new WideBand multimode fibre standard TIA-492AAAE, IEC 60793-2-10 type A1a.3 Optical Fibre Specification, ISO/IEC 11801 OM4 specification.
Source: Marketing MMS UK