Product Families & Solutions
SYSTIMAX® Fiber Solutions
Gigabit Ethernet is already making its way to employees' desktops.
Smart IT departments recognize the critical need to be prepared for the
explosion of bandwidth absorbing applications. The inevitable
convergence of voice and video over IP based networks, visual
collaboration at the desktop not the conference room, transparent
intra-office mobility and the desire, proliferation and eventual need
for real-time streaming visual content is quickly ushering in the
The good news is that the cabling technologies required to advance
network performance are already available. CommScope has a complete
integrated portfolio of copper and fiber solutions for the desktop and
the building or campus backbone. Multiple choices and flexible options
that deliver communications throughput and reliability to help every
business handle today's pressures and tomorrow's challenges.
Every organization has its own route to a more efficient and profitable
future. Factors including size, business sector, investment policy and
legacy systems combine to determine what network infrastructure will
best fit the business requirement. That is why the SYSTIMAX portfolio
has more than one fiber cabling solution.
These options offer complete, single source, end-to-end solutions
created by the best engineers from CommScope Labs. CommScope, through
its SYSTIMAX brand, can support most networking requirements with a
complete line of patch panels, shelves and jumper configurations
utilizing the global standard accepted ST and SC connectors, as well as
the industry-leading small form factor connector of choice for 1 Gb/s
and above - the LC. In addition, there is a full array of cable designs
for indoor, indoor/outdoor and outside plant as well as composite
LazrSPEED Solution boosts performance to a
blistering 10 Gb/s while reducing costs by eliminating expensive
opto-electronics previously needed to achieve 10 Gb/s speeds on
multimode fiber. The SYSTIMAX LazrSPEED technology was the world's
first multimode fiberoptic solution to support 10 Gb/s serial
transmission at 850 nanometers at distances up to 550 meters - more
than enough to connect an in-building backbone. With this extended
reach, single point administration topology becomes a real low cost
design alternative and more campus backbones can be supported at 10
Gb/s over a much lower cost multimode alternative to single-mode.
Laser-optimized multimode fiber provides an ideal pathway for photon
travel. The additional bandwidth and larger core size of these fibers
virtually eliminates the need for expensive, high-precision lasers,
combiners, splitters, and filters. LazrSPEED fibers can transmit at 10
Gb/s using only a single VCSEL transceiver. The result has been shown
to reduce total cost of ownership up to 30 percent over conventional
fibers requiring a specific complex generation of opto-electronics, and
multiple operational wavelengths. Laser-optimized multimode fiber in
the LazrSPEED cable minimizes differential mode delay (DMD), ensuring
that photons traveling along various pathways arrive at the detector at
the right time. By minimizing this form of dispersion, LazrSPEED
technology enables high-speed, high reliability transmission over
distances of hundreds of meters with added insurance of optimal
operation using multiple commercially available short wave laser
The CommScope Labs legacy of innovation includes the pioneering
development of DMD fiber characterization and its subsequent global
standards acceptance. This breakthrough leadership is recognized by UL
with the prestigious DMD test facility accreditation.
To further reduce total cost of ownership, the LazrSPEED Solution is
backward compatible with legacy LAN applications. It allows you to
continue running your existing applications from 10 Kb/s to 10 Gb/s.
(Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, FDDI, ATM, SONET, Fiber
Channel and Token Ring).
The LazrSPEED Solution offers 3 fiber choices:
LazrSPEED 150 for economical
fiber-to the- desk deployment, supporting 10 Gb/s for 150 meters and 1
Gb/s for up to 800 meters
LazrSPEED 300 for building backbone
applications supporting 10 Gb/s for 300 meters and 1 Gb/s for up to
LazrSPEED 550 for short / medium
campus backbone applications supporting 10 Gb/s for 550 meters and 1
Gb/s for up to 1100 meters.
OptiSPEED Solution continues to address the
62.5 µm multimode installed base, i.e. existing networks
which require change or significant extensions. In addition, it focuses
on small to medium sized organizations with moderate bandwidth
requirements running LED based applications.
Our SYSTIMAX OptiSPEED Solution delivers certified 1 Gb/s performance
with 6 LC connections for distances up to 300 meters (1000BASE-SX) or
550 meters (1000BASELX).
That's four more connections per channel over the standards
specifications for enhanced flexibility. And due to increased port
density, the LC connector saves space and simplifies administration by
dramatically reducing closet and floor space requirements. Designed by
CommScope Labs, our 200 MHz.km multimode fiber provides 25 percent more
bandwidth than industry-standard 160 MHz.km fiber.
The performance of CommScope fiber technology keeps you competitive
with a rock-solid quality that your business can rely on through design
innovations that can save you money from the first day your
SYSTIMAX fiber solution is installed.
TeraSPEED Solution and zero water peak
single-mode (ZWP-SM) fiber is designed to cost-effectively future-proof
enterprise and metro campus backbones for next generation equipment.
Conventional single-mode fiber has until now been perceived as a
universal media with unlimited bandwidth. Conventional single-mode
fiber is however limited to operation in two narrow wavelength
"windows" at 1310 nm and 1550 nm. Laser operation in between those
windows is precluded due to the high attenuation "water peak" that
occurs in the 1400 nm region with traditional manufacturing methods.
SYSTIMAX TeraSPEED ZWP-SM fiber is designed to operate over the entire
wavelength range from 1280 nm to 1625 nm - removing the water peaks
(high attenuation) in the 1400 nm window - increasing the useable
wavelength range over conventional single-mode fiber by more than 50%.
By utilizing the expanded available wavelengths, TeraSPEED full
spectrum fiber delivers a cost-effective upgrade path allowing up to 16
channels of CWDM (Coarse Wave Division Multiplexing), the best value
option to pack more channels on a single fiber, and up to 400 channels
of DWDM (Dense Wave Division Multiplexing). In addition, this full
spectrum fiber provides customers with future proofing options: if
optical electronics move to higher serial speeds or shift to an
increased number of wavelengths, TeraSPEED fiber provides support for
both. TeraSPEED fiber cables are ITU-T G.652.D compliant and support
legacy transport equipment and applications. With bandwidth
requirements continuing to grow at exponential rates, the TeraSPEED
Solution provides future proof choices for customers by supporting
enterprise campus and metro backbone migrations to higher speeds either
serially or via multiple wavelengths.
The SYSTIMAX TeraSPEED ZWP-SM Solution follows the success of the
SYSTIMAX LazrSPEED Solution, which overcame the limitations of
conventional multimode fiber to offer support for the best value 10
Gb/s option up to 550 meters for the enterprise building backbones.
By overcoming the water peak limitations of conventional single-mode
fiber, the TeraSPEED ZWP-SM fiber solution once again demonstrates
CommScope Labs' commitment to delivering optical media solutions for
cost effective future-proofing.
SYSTIMAX Solutions are backed by an industry
leading 20-year extended Product Warranty
and Applications Assurance. The SYSTIMAX Applications Assurance covers
applications ranging from voice, video, and data to sophisticated
building management systems.
The SYSTIMAX Applications Assurance guarantees supportable distances
for critical fiber applications. Supportable distances for applications
ranging from 10 Mb/s to 10 Gb/s are fully documented in the industry's
most comprehensive Performance Specification, and are further detailed
as a function of cable length, connector and splice losses, promoting
maximum flexibility of network configuration.
The Applications Assurance also covers future applications introduced
by recognized standards bodies and user forums that specify
ANSI/TIA-568-C.3 or ISO/IEC 11801 components and link/channel
specifications for cabling.
Please refer to the SYSTIMAX Fiber Solutions Brochure for more extended
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