Optical connectivity solutions at the network edge
With ever-increasing capacity requirements and the complexity of the 5G network, operators need to invest in the development of their networks now to ensure they can withstand the capacity upsurge expected in the future, warns Anthony Clarkson, Technical Director at ProLabs.
Compatibles are king for 2019
As the industry begins its journey to 400G and beyond, it is more important than ever before for organisations to select the right technology for the job at the right price-point. Cost optimisation is crucial for businesses planning their networking infrastructure for the future and by choosing compatibles over OEM products, organisations will make exponential savings.
Products enabling networks to support 5G speeds showcased at NGON
How evolving architectures are key for 5G roll out has been addressed by the optical transceiver specialist ProLabs at Next Generation Optical Networking 2018 (NGON) in Nice. Speaking on the opening day of NGON, Anthony Clarkson, Technologist at ProLabs, recommended three simple steps that should not be ignored by operators when accommodating the fifth-gen mobile network.
Service providers encouraged to utilise 100G long reach
During LINX100 in London, Anthony Clarkson, Technologist at optical transceiver company ProLabs, addressed why it is integral for 100G long reach products to be utilised as the demand for speed overtakes technology. Highlighting the struggle that service providers face as network demands continue to become even more complex, Clarkson stated: “The need for speed is increasing every day, and demand is now overtaking technology.
Power saving needed to meet bandwidth demands
Tony Lefebvre, VP of Product Management and Marketing at optical transceiver specialist, ProLabs, here addressed why monitoring power consumption is integral to manage data centre environments.
Range of WDM transceivers perform in demanding of environments
ProLabs has announced the launch of an innovative range of high performing, industrial temperature transceivers.
SFP+ module extends the life of switch hardware
A 10GBASE-T SFP+ transceiver which will give data centre and network managers the ability to extend the life of their cabling infrastructure, has been introduced by ProLabs. This is the first in the range of ProLabs’ copper products - 2.5/5G Copper SFP transceivers for the data centre and G.Fast copper transceivers for the telecom industry – these interface with a standard Ethernet switch, will also be launched later in the year.
Increasing compatibility and avoiding lock-in
ProLabs, a provider of compatible optical infrastructure equipment, has centralised its operations with the opening of its new integrated facility in South Cerney, Gloucestershire. At the launch event held in January, Electronic Specifier Design Editor Joe Bush found out more about the company’s commitment to providing compatibility and interoperability.
Twin Town Challenge aims to raise £250,000 for SpecialEffect
SpecialEffect is a charity that helps people with life changing disabilities to use computers to either play games, or simply to have access to the internet and everything that brings. This is achieved by modifying games and/or controllers so that they can be operated by eye gaze, or movement of cheeks, eye brows etc. Games manufacturers and players support the charity in many different ways and it is fast becoming known as the gamers’ char...
Reliability - more than just testing
The design of any high tech product is a long process and this is especially true in the optical transceiver and interconnectivity business. Often overlooked, however, is the crucial role played by the designer in ensuring a product’s reliability. Giacomo Losio, Head of Technology, ProLabs.