Reichle & De-Massari (R&M)

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R&M unveils cable routing system for cloud-grade modular switches

R&M, the Swiss developer and provider of cabling systems, is introducing the Netscale Blade Cabling Manager (BCM) to connect vertical and horizontal modular switches in cloud networks.

Cloud data centres are getting larger, and enterprises are embracing cloud networking for their private clouds. Modular high-density port switches are the building blocks for the modern cloud. The Netscale BCM is specially designed for modular high-density port switches and enables a reliable, flexible, and highly efficient cable infrastructure throughout the data centre.

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R&M launches compact fibre distribution housing

R&M KombiModule

R&M, the Swiss provider of cabling systems for network infrastructure, is adding new options for equipping fibre-optic distribution racks and cabinets. Distributor housings are now available in two sizes compatible with standard 19-inch racks and cabinets.

The KombiModule comes as five units (5U) or 10 units (10U) high, to provide more options when building distribution sites for large networks. The 5U version is new to the range and offers space for up to 288 plug or 576 splice-only connections, while the 10U model can accommodate up to 576 plug or 1152 splice connections.

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R&M combines platforms for breakout and splice cables

Swiss cabling specialist R&M is putting a new generation of patch boxes for fiber optic networks on the market. With these platforms for 19" racks, you can terminate up to 48 fibers in one unit (1U). For the first time, a common basic model accommodates both breakout cabling and splice cabling. FibereasyRack 2 is the name of the version for breakout cabling. It contains a loose tube tray. The version for splice cabling is called UniRack 2 and contains a removable splice tray plate.

Feature

Cost and compatibility can make a compelling case for pushing 100Gb/s bandwidth over a single optical channel, both as individual links and supporting 400Gb/s Ethernet, finds Andy Extance

Analysis and opinion
Analysis and opinion
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Robin Mersh takes a look at how the industry is creating next-generation optical access fit for 5G

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Technological advances to aid the increasing demand for bandwidth, on the path towards the terabit network, should lead to optical signals that are flexible and adaptive, like water, argues Dr Maxim Kuschnerov and Dr Yin Wang