Rosenberger North America, manufacturer of innovative fiber optic cabling infrastructures, announces the release of Plenum and Riser rated versions of PreCONNECT® OCTO for deployment in data centers in North America. The 8 fiber solution allows deployment of high speed, high density channels by encapsulating multiple fibers under one cable sheath and utilizing multi-fiber MTP® connectors, saving both time and money for data center deployments.
Applications in Buildings and Data Centers
As data rates have increased to 40 Gb/s, 100 Gb/s, and beyond transmission standards have moved towards multiple fiber links to create these higher speed individual data channels. For example the popular 100GBase-SR4 standard requires 4 duplex fiber channels, equating to 8 individual optical fibers needed for a single 100Gb/s data link. In traditional duplex cable solutions this would mean pulling multiple cables for just one data link, increasing time and cost of deployment. PreCONNECT® OCTO combines these fibers into one encapsulated solution for one cable pull.
“PreCONNECT® OCTO has previously been deployed in many large and small data centers outside the USA where LSZH (Low Smoke, Zero Halogen) cabling is required. We have created the solution in both Plenum and Riser flame ratings for USA building code deployments so customers in the USA can now enjoy the benefits of fewer cable pulls and higher fiber optic cable density in their high speed data pathways” explains Andreas Ruzic, CEO for Rosenberger North America.
Too many fibers?
As 40 and 100Gb/s optical solutions have matured, the previous multi-fiber solutions which have commonly been available in “base 12” style (meaning 12 fibers per cable/connector) have not perfectly matched to transceiver needs. The complexity of matching 12 fiber solutions to data links which are based around 8 optical fibers and the added cost of extra unneeded fibers has been prohibitive. PreCONNECT® OCTO is based on precisely the 8 fiber fundamental unit needed for these applications, minimizing deployment cost and maximizing cable utilization.
Rosenberger will be demonstrating this new data center solution at the BICSI Fall trade show in San Antonio September 10th- 12th, in booth number 740.