Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW) introduces Pretium EDGE® AO (Advanced Optics) Solutions, a suite of optical components for the Pretium EDGE Solutions platform. These components enable data centers to easily and cost effectively migrate their cabling infrastructure to next-level applications, including parallel optics and integrated network monitoring.
Pretium EDGE AO Solutions for parallel optics consist of conversion modules and harnesses that allow networks to fully utilize base-12 fiber count trunks when migrating to 40G, which uses base-8 fiber counts (four fibers transmitting at 10G in each direction). Without this conversion, data centers running 40G parallel optics on their existing fiber backbone only use 66 percent of the installed fiber.
Enabled by bend-insensitive Corning® ClearCurve® multimode fiber, Pretium EDGE AO Solutions provide the highest rack density for parallel optics in the industry; its density is equal to that of today’s Pretium EDGE Solutions 10G density and at least 33 percent better than that of other parallel optics solutions. By keeping the port density equal to today’s 10G solutions, end users do not have to add housings when migrating to higher data rates. Customers that move to 40G or beyond would realize a significant return on investment because they would be able to fully use their existing fiber backbone and hardware after those moves.
Pretium EDGE AO Solutions provide additional return on investment at 100G, as the conversion modules and harnesses can remain in place for 100G transmission once the proposed 4x25G IEEE 802.3bm Ethernet standard is approved (four fibers transmitting at 25G in each direction).
As part of Pretium EDGE AO Solutions, Corning is also introducing the first integrated port tap module for network monitoring of Ethernet 40GBASE-SR4 multimode fiber parallel optical circuits. This passive tap device integrates directly into the Pretium EDGE Solutions infrastructure, and its all-MTP® footprint enables seamless migration with 40G electronics. Like Corning’s other integrated port tap modules, Corning’s integrated approach allows monitored ports to be added or removed without disruption to the live network link and creates a “zero-U” footprint that improves rack utilization.
To learn more about Pretium EDGE AO Solutions, go to opcomm.corning.com/1-pretiumedge.
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Corning Incorporated (www.corning.com) is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics. Drawing on more than 160 years of materials science and process engineering knowledge, Corning creates and makes keystone components that enable high-technology systems for
consumer electronics, mobile emissions control, telecommunications and life sciences. Or products include glass substrates for LCD televisions, computer monitors and laptops; ceramic substrates and filters for mobile emission control systems; optical fiber, cable, hardware & equipment for telecommunications networks; optical biosensors for drug discovery; and other advanced optics and specialty glass solutions for a number of industries including semiconductor, aerospace, defense, astronomy and metrology.