CommScope multimode fiber enables 4 times more bandwidth

LazrSPEED 550 WideBand Multimode Fiber
CommScope today said its LazrSPEED 550 WideBand multimode fiber enables up to four times more bandwidth at longer distances than standard multimode fiber.

The company said that SYSTIMAX LazrSPEED 550 WideBand Multimode Fiber (WBMMF) connectivity solution is available as part of the InstaPATCH 360 pre-terminated fiber infrastructure solution and comes in a range of products including trunk cables, modules, array cords, fanouts and duplex patch cords.

Features of LazrSPEED 550 WBMMF when used with SWDM:
# Retains legacy application support of OM4
# Increases capacity to at least 100 Gigabits/sec (G) per fiber
# Enables single-pair Ethernet at 40G and 100G
# Enables single-pair Fibre Channel at 128G
# Reduces parallel fiber count by a factor of four
# Extends multimode utility as universal medium

“LazrSPEED WideBand Multimode Fiber provides the ability to support significantly more throughput at longer distances than conventional multimode fiber while maintaining support for all legacy multimode applications,” said Kevin St. Cyr, senior vice president of Enterprise Solutions, CommScope, in a statement.

With the addition of the LazrSPEED 550 WBMMF solution, the platform will support higher speeds with fewer fibers at greater distances.

WBMMF expands the high-bandwidth operating wavelength spectrum from a single wavelength at 850 nanometers (nm) to a range that includes 850 nm through 950 nm. The capability of short wave division multiplexing (SWDM) technology will transmit 40G and 100G over a single pair of fibers at four different wavelengths.

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