The deployment of Ethernet Networks in industrial / harsh environments is becoming common place due to the technical requirements necessary for automation, communication and process control on Major Infrastructure Projects, the Factory Floor, Transportation Systems, Power Grid Management, Mines, CCTV Systems etc.
With this in mind, what are the main differences between standard Ethernet Networking Equipment and the more expensive Industrial Ethernet Networking Equipment, and is it worth spending a bit more and investing in Industrial?Read more »
100 Gigabit Ethernet Transceivers are becoming more commonplace as the need to handle ever increasing amounts of Data is becoming more and more apparent. With lots of different 100G transceiver options, this article sets out to explain the ins and outs of this technology.Read more »
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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.Read more »
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???Read more »
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.Read more »
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.Read more »
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 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.Read more »
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.Read more »