Integration Extends Backplane Optical Interconnect Technology into Backbone Infrastructure Cabling

Created July 19, 2016
Technologies and Products

Wave2Wave Solution offers now integration of MXC connectors into its EVO and EXO platforms. This product integration extends optical backplane technology into structured cabling with expanded and collimated laser beams through the lensed MXC connector technology.

“Incorporating MXC connectors into our EVO and EXO solutions offers a number of benefits to the data centre network, including higher reliability via dust resistance, longer life cycle via non-contact, and space savings via high density,” said David Wang, founder and chief executive officer of Wave2Wave. “By deploying these solutions, companies can experience greater efficiency, improved performance, and reduced CAPEX and OPEX.”

Wave2Wave’s versatile, cost-effective, next-generation MXC connector family is optimized for direct interface to equipment densely populated with mid-board mounted, multi-mode or single-mode optical modules. Compared to existing optical connector solutions, Wave2Wave’s unique plug and receptacle design provides increased density with fewer components. It supports fibre rows of up to 16 fibres and up to four rows of fibres for fibre lane counts as high as 64.

Wave2Wave’s EVO panel family provides the highest level of scalability and density, supporting a wide variety of applications and fibre connectivity in telecom and the data centre. EVO offers 3,840 fibre connections in its 1U chassis and 10,000+ in its 2U.

EXO is a modularized platform that supports a wide variety of connectivity types and applications on the same 1RU chassis, allowing for flexibility now and growth in the future. EXO supports up to four cassettes and feed-through modules. Modules can be mixed to match specific connectivity requirements. There are modules for fibre, copper, wavelength, and optical power management, supporting 1G, 10G, 40G, and 100/120G connectivity. With 48 diverse ports, the EXO platform offers flexibility and space savings.

By Per Danielsen


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by Per Danielsen

Per has 35 years of experience in optical communications and is now working freelance writing about optical communications and other telecom related topics. He also serves as chairman of the ECOC Market Focus program committee.