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40 and 100 Gbps Networks and Cabling

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Overview

The relentless increase in the amount of information being transferred and stored has prompted the development and use of extremely high-speed data-transmission technologies. Today’s most-demanding networks are deploying 40- and 100-Gbit/sec transmission speeds, setting the stage for wider adoption of these speeds in the future. This webcast seminar, produced by Cabling Installation & Maintenance, takes a close look at the 40- and 100-Gbit/sec networks being deployed today, including specific emphasis on the cabling systems supporting these high data rates. It also examines other transmission-speed options currently available or under development.

Presentation 1: 25G—The New Building Block of High-Speed Communication? 
In several ways, 25-Gbit/sec transmission is becoming a fundamental building block of next-generation high-speed networking. An IEEE standard specifies the transmission of 100 Gbits/sec over multimode fiber by virtue of four distinct 25-Gbit/sec lanes (4x25). Separately, the IEEE recently launched an effort to explore the possibility of a standalone 25-Gbit Ethernet specification. This presentation explains why, in an industry that has been focused on 40- and 100-Gbit/sec speeds, 25-Gbit/sec transmission is making a name for itself. The presentation will then focus on the requirements of a fiber-optic infrastructure to support 25-Gbit/sec transmission.
 
Presentation 2: Testing 40G-Capable Fiber-Optic Systems
With several different forms and fashions of 40-Gbit/sec transmission available to users, the baseline for a fiber-optic cabling system’s support of this speed is ensured through the testing of installed cabling systems. This presentation explains the testing processes and procedures that confirm a fiber-optic system’s capability to handle 40-Gbit/sec data transmission.