Nexans launches solutions for 25g and 40g Ethernet at CeBIT 2016
LANmark-7A and LANmark-8 copper systems specifically are specially designed for scalable high speed data centre applications
Paris, March 14, 2016 - Nexans is today announcing its new copper-based solutions to support bandwidths of 25Gb/s and 40Gb/s Ethernet. Developing this technology is part of Nexans’ vision of supporting the world’s growing data needs.
Nexans’ LANmark-7A is now upgraded in frequency from 1000MHz to 1250MHz to fully cope with the demands of 25GBase-T. Designed for applications beyond 10G, LANmark-7A supports existing RJ45 based legacy equipment using the backwards-compatibility of GG45 connectivity. This technology allows for a seamless migration to 25G over 30m while being fully compatible with 10GBaseT over distances greater than 100m.
Category 7A is currently the highest performing standard available and is specified to 1000MHz. Although 25GBase-T will use 1000MHz as upper frequency some headroom is required from the cabling. LANmark-7A has always delivered headroom beyond the minimum and this change formalises that for new installations. Existing installations of LANmark-7A may also be qualified to support 25GBase-T.
LANmark-8, which will also be launched, is based on LANmark-7A, with enhancements including the ability to support frequencies up to 2000MHz, enabling transmission of 40GBase-T over 30m. Both systems are based on Nexans’ GG45 connector, which is a screened RJ45 compatible cable jack specified up to 2000MHz.
These developments were designed specifically to address the challenges of supporting high frequency Ethernet applications in excess of 10 Gigabits.
Combined with LANmark-7A cable and patch cords, GG45 offers support for 25GBase-T.
Combined with a LANmark-8 2GHz cable, GG45 offers support for 40GBase-T.
Martin Rossbach, Director of Product Marketing at Nexans Cabling Solutions said: “LANmark-7A is ideal for data centres which currently use 1 Gb/s line speed at server ports. LANmark-7A can be installed in cost effective End or Middle of Row Architectures and offers cabling for two performance steps ahead of today: 10GBase-T and 25GBase-T.
With LANmark-8, even one performance step further can be achieved towards 40GBase-T”
Nexans is holding live demonstrations of the LANmark-7A and new LANmark-8 in Hall No. 12, Stand: C-17/1 at DatacenterDynamics Pavilion at CeBIT.
As a global leader in advanced cabling and connectivity solutions, Nexans brings energy to life through an extensive range of best-in-class products and innovative services. For over 120 years, innovation has been the company’s hallmark, enabling Nexans to drive a safer, smarter and more efficient future together with its customers. Today, the Nexans Group is committed to facilitating energy transition and supporting the exponential growth of data by empowering its customers in four main business areas: Building & Territories (including utilities, smart grids, emobility), High Voltage & Projects (covering offshore wind farms, submarine interconnections, land high voltage), Telecom & Data (covering data transmission, telecom networks, hyperscale data centers, LAN), and Industry & Solutions (including renewables, transportation, Oil & Gas, automation, and others). Corporate Social Responsibility is a guiding principle of Nexans’ business activities and internal practices. In 2013 Nexans became the first cable provider to create a Foundation supporting sustainable initiatives bringing access to energy to disadvantaged communities worldwide. The Group’s commitment to developing ethical, sustainable and high-quality cables drives its active involvement within several leading industry associations, including Europacable, The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), International Cablemakers Federation (ICF) or CIGRE to mention a few. Nexans employs more than 26,000 people with industrial footprint in 34 countries and commercial activities worldwide. In 2017, the Group generated 6.4 billion euros in sales. Nexans is listed on Euronext Paris, compartment A. For more information, please consult: www.nexans.com