Berk-Tek Leviton Technologies launched a new fiber optic cabling system with the ability to transmit 40/100GbE signals out to an unprecedented 300 meters when using standard 40GBASE-SR4 or 100GBASE-SR10 transceivers, thanks to its improved optical link power budget. The new OM4+ Premium Violet Data Center System offers the industry's longest channels for supporting 40/100G Ethernet using multimode fiber.
The OM4+ cabling and connectivity is color-coded violet to avoid confusion and channel loss that can occur when OM3 and/or OM4 fiber cabling is used in the same data center as OM4+ fiber cabling. System components - including violet trunk cables, harnesses, patch cords, MTP® cassettes and adapter plates - create the first violet end-to-end solution in the industry.
"An OM4+ end-to-end system using cable with GIGAlite™-10XB fiber can transmit 40/100GbE signals out to 300 meters, encompassing almost all data center layouts. This is double the length capability of a minimally compliant OM4 solution," said Mike Connaughton, RCDD, CDCD, Data Center Market Segment Manager at Berk-Tek. "For shorter lengths, the system also allows for increased connectors pairs, creating greater flexibility in the network."
"Color coding is an integral part of our industry, as it helps identify the performance of individual fibers, cables and connectors," said David Mullen, Leviton Network Solutions Senior Product Manager, Fiber. "The new violet color is an important step to help distinguish OM4+ from OM4 and OM3, or other legacy installations, ensuring data center managers get the highest performance from a Berk-Tek Leviton Solution."
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About Berk-Tek, A Nexans Company
For more than 50 years, Berk-Tek (berktek.com) has been a leading manufacturer of more than 100 different network copper and fiber optic cable products. The company has led in the development of high-performance and enhanced fiber optic and UTP cables designed to transport high-speed data and voice transmissions. Berk-Tek has major manufacturing facilities at New Holland, PA, Fuquay-Varina, NC and Elm City, NC.