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Going the distance: Why a 40km optic may not reach 40km…

Going the distance: Why a 40km optic may not reach 40km…

What is the true reach of your fibre transceivers? Why does your transceiver may not reach the distance on the label? How to calculate the true range of an SFP.

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Why is my SFP reporting differently to what’s on the label?

Why is my SFP reporting differently to what’s on the label?

We’ve all seen it. You insert your shiny new 10G-ZR transceiver into your switch, and you run the appropriate show transceiver command on the switch and you see the port reporting a 10G LR...

?!?!?!.... you remove the transceiver and check the part no. and specs, but it definitely says 10G-ZR???

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Get Ready For The 100G Revolution

Get Ready For The 100G Revolution

Cisco are predicting that global IP traffic will reach 3.3ZB by 2021, a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 24 percent from 2016 - 2021, in the same time period they predict that global fixed broadband speeds will almost double form 27.5 to 53Mbps. Cisco also predicts that live video will grow 15-fold between 2016 - 2021 and account for 13% of all internet video traffic.

(https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/solutions/collateral/service-provider/visual-networking-index-vni/complete-white-paper-c11-481360.html

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New PlusOptic Products

New PlusOptic Products
Plusoptic have recently launched the following products: QSFP28 - 100G Transceivers 10G Copper Transceiver Aperion 8 Channel DWDM Multiplexer Please click through for further details Read more »

100G Fibre Connectivity - Opportunities & Pitfalls

100G Fibre Connectivity - Opportunities & Pitfalls

Industry pundits are increasingly highlighting the opportunities and growth in the 100G fibre market particularly in the Data Centre.  With the ever-growing need for bandwidth and with new Switching fabrics supporting 3.2TB’s and 6.4TB’s, 100G interconnect speeds are now a reality and are forecast to become mainstream over the next few years.  However, as with any new technology there are a number of issues that integrators need to be aware of if they are to design effective next generation networks, the following article highlights a number of areas that need to be considered.

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PlusOptic PDF Resources

PlusOptic PDF Resources

PlusOptic Product & Service Brochure

10G Ethernet Connectivity Options

100G QSFP28 Connectivity Options

PlusOptic Products & OEM Warranties

All PlusOptic Cheat Sheets 

PlusOptic Partner Program

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Multiplexing – An Australian Case Study

Multiplexing – An Australian Case Study

An Australian Emergency Services organisation recently implemented a PlusOptic Course Wave Multiplexing Solution into their network.  They added an additional 30Gbps of bandwidth to their existing Dark Fibre connection with an additional 80Gbps of expansion available at a later date.  Find out more in the following overview: -

The Problem

The organisation required additional Layer 2 Bandwidth Connectivity between their two data centres due to increasing levels of traffic. After going out to the market for 4 x 10Gbps managed connections, the organisation decided that the installation and ongoing monthly service fees were prohibitive.  In addition, the solutions did not offer any expansion capacity at a later date without installing additional fibre.

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New Product Focus: 10Gbase-T Copper SFP+ modules

New Product Focus: 10Gbase-T Copper SFP+ modules

Whilst 10 Gigabit Ethernet Fibre Solutions have been available for some 10 years, copper based solutions have been limited to a maximum speed of 1 Gigabit until recently. The good news for solutions providers is that 10G copper is becoming increasingly common with many Enterprise and Mid-Tier vendors offering copper 10G ports as standard in their switches and storage devices.

PlusOptic recently launched a range of 10G Copper Transceivers to allow simple seamless connectivity to these 10G copper ports from your legacy devices. These transceivers install in your traditional SFP+ ports and provide high speed transmission over Cat 6/6a/7 copper cabling via an RJ45 connector.

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