Intelligent CIO Africa Issue 72 - Page 55

INTELLIGENT BRANDS // Cabling

Panduit to expand OneMode capabilities on multimode fibre

Panduit has extended the fibre capabilities of OneMode – its 1U rack-mounted device that offers a passive media converter to leverage legacy multimode fibre backbone and significantly increases bandwidth across fibre infrastructures . OneMode extends data reach out to 800m and up to 5000m , using a second device . The technology offers an inexpensive , quick-to-deploy solution to upgrading campus networks .

OneMode has been developed in partnership with Cailabs , a French Deep Tech company and a leader in light-beam shaping . Panduit has the global rights to integrate Cailabs technology within the innovative OneMode product portfolio . This far-reaching agreement includes exclusive use of the technology for the education market .
Utilising Cailabs ’ technology , OneMode shapes the laser light to become the dominant fundamental mode and the cable behaves as if it is single mode fibre . This eliminates modal and chromatic dispersion providing the capability for 100x data speeds and the extended cable runs . Panduit has demonstrated the capability of 100Gbps up to 500m on multimode fibre , with zero signal degradation . OneMode offers multiple benefits to markets such as education , healthcare , enterprise , industrial and other campus-based markets due to the capability to use installed cabling rather than ‘ rip and replace ’ to supplant the old cable with new fibre infrastructure .
The global shortage of fibre optic cables – especially in Europe , Asia and China – has led to delays and price increases to almost doubled in 16 months . As technology demands across campus infrastructure expand to support more connected devices and run more cloud services , the bandwidth limitations of multimode fibre installations become the barriers to efficiency and new technology uptake .
Panduit ’ s OneMode devices can be installed in half the time that ‘ rip and replace ’ requires . The device is simple to install , with access to the telecoms closet and does not disrupt the network regardless of the topology during deployment . This technology provides a flexible and affordable solution to reduce the investment in upgrading multimode cabling infrastructure . OneMode can support the evolution of network traffic , without long , complex and expensive new cable deployment . p
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