Siemon High-Speed Interconnect Assemblies Pass Key Ethernet Alliance 40 Gb/s and 100 Gb/s Interoperability Testing

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EA Plugfest sends market-wide signal on 40 and 100Gb/s Ethernet deployment readiness.

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The plugfest was instrumental in proving that the higher speed Ethernet ecosystem is ready for deployment

Siemon, a leading global manufacturer of IT network cabling and infrastructure systems, today announced that its high speed interconnect products have passed key 40 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet testing at the Ethernet Alliance’s recent Higher Speed Ethernet (HSE) subcommittee interoperability plugfest for IEEE Std. 802.3baTM-2010 40 and 100 Gbps Ethernet.

Hosted by Ixia at its iSimCity lab in Santa Clara, CA and assisted by the University of New Hampshire Interoperability Lab, the plugfest was designed to verify interoperability of 40 Gb/s and 100 Gb/s test equipment, systems, NICs, transceivers and cabling. Testing included Siemon’s Moray QSFP active optical and QSFP passive copper cable assemblies, multi-fiber MTP connectorized equipped OM3 and OM4 optical assemblies and singlemode fiber with SC connectors. All Siemon high-speed cable assemblies passed their respective 40 Gb/s and 100 Gb/s interoperability tests.

“The plugfest was instrumental in proving that the higher speed Ethernet ecosystem is ready for deployment,” said David Schneider, marketing chair of the EA’s Higher Speed Ethernet subcommittee. “Siemon’s full line of cables fully interoperated with the transceivers and systems at the plugfest.”

“With the recent activity in IEEE 802.3ab, this EA plugfest becomes absolutely crucial in signaling the commercial viability of high-speed Ethernet to the larger network infrastructure market,“ explained Randy Below, VP of Business Development at Siemon’s Interconnect Solutions business unit. “It also allowed Siemon to highlight the breadth of its cabling line. We have end-to end twisted pair and optical fiber systems supporting application speeds up to and beyond 10Gb/s, including category 6A shielded and UTP and fully-shielded category 7A TERA as well as XGLO singlemode and multimode fiber. We can now add fully interoperable 40Gb/s and 100Gb/s Passive twinaxial Copper, Active Optical and Passive Optical interconnects to that list.”

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