More fiber is being deployed into data centers than ever before. The need for higher bandwidth and longer reach are just two examples driving demand. As a result, there are more fiber optic patch cords to choose from. How can you measure the quality of a “data center grade” fiber optic patch cord? There are many technical details into building one, but below are some examples.
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10G, 40G, 100G Performance
Data centers are migrating from 10G to 40G and 100G to support the increasing demand for faster data rates. We build our fiber patch cords, or sometimes referred to as fiber optic jumpers, to comply to IEEE 802.3ae 10Gbps Gigabit Ethernet and 802.3ba 40Gbps / 100Gbps Ethernet standards.Shop Now
Correctly routing cable between devices and patching fields so there is no slack is critical. We offer patch cables in various lengths from 1 foot to 50 meters to eliminate coiled-up cable and blocked access to hardware.Shop Now
Benchmark Tested, Low Insertion Loss
Cablesys fiber patch cords tested an average Insertion Loss of 0.2dB. 83% and 99% of OM3 multimode patch cables tested ≤0.1dB and ≤0.16dB respectively per TIA specification. CBS patch cords beat the industry’s average Insertion Loss of 0.75dB.
Data centers need to have the highest level of fire resistant rating. Our patch cords are made with Optical Fiber Nonconductive Riser (OFNR) and Optical Fiber Nonconductive Plenum (OFNP) rated materials to comply with UL fire safety standards.
We consistently follow stringent procedures when we build and inspect patch cords so we do not compromise quality and reliability. For example, we measure the end face geometry, surface contour, surface detail, 3D-mesh, live image area, cleanliness and more.
Our patch cords are made to comply with RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substance) a directive restricting the use of certain levels of hazardous substances such as lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE).Shop Now