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New Avaya SYSTIMAX® InstaPATCH™ System Connects Datacenters in anInstant

10-15-2003
  • 10Gb/s pre-terminated multimode fiber system combines fastnetwork turn-up with industry leading connection density

Avaya, a leading global provider of communications networks andservices for business, today announced the new SYSTIMAX®InstaPATCH™ System. This new system features a high-density,factory terminated and tested, modular fiber connectivity solutionthat allows installers to simply and quickly connect systemcomponents together.

Avaya, a leading global provider of communications networks andservices for business, today announced the new SYSTIMAX®InstaPATCH™ System. This new system features a high-density,factory terminated and tested, modular fiber connectivity solutionthat allows installers to simply and quickly connect systemcomponents together.

New bandwidth-intensive applications, more network traffic andthe need for instant information are all adding to the requirementfor fast fiber connections. As a result, datacenters are runningout of space for the patch panels needed to interconnect fibercables with computers and communications equipment.

Avaya's new modular approach enables 96 fibers to be ready forservice in the time it takes to make a single fiber connection withother systems. These space, time and labor savings make it easierfor datacenters to satisfy fast growing demand for fiberconnections.

To meet this demand, SYSTIMAX R&D at Avaya Labs designed theInstaPATCH System to incorporate the industry leading SYSTIMAXLazrSPEED™ multimode fiber technology. This technology provides 10Gb/s throughput over a single multimode fiber for enterpriseapplications, without the need for expensive singlemodeelectronics.

The industry standard 12-fiber Multi-fiber Push On (MPO)connectors pre-fitted to InstaPATCH cables need no on-sitepreparation and can be used immediately. In contrast, skilledtechnicians using special tools take around 10 minutes to attach asingle traditional fiber connector. On-site attachment also aremore susceptible to variations and higher risk of failedconnections than InstaPATCH cables, which are fully tested at thefactory.

InstaPATCH distribution shelves with 96 LC Small Form FactorConnectors have a higher fiber density than any current, comparableproducts from other leading manufacturers. By using these toreplace existing panels, datacenter mangers can multiply the numberof available fiber connections without extending or reorganizingtheir datacenters.

The current InstaPATCH range includes 12 and 24-fiber ribboncables based on SYSTIMAX LazrSPEED 150 or 300 fibers, which provideguaranteed 10 Gb/s end-to-end transmission on each fiber.

The cables are ordered to length and can be supplied with avariety of shelves, modules and panels. These are interchangeablewith current SYSTIMAX fiber patching hardware, so datacentermanagers can add fiber connections quickly. The choice ofcomponents increases flexibility in how upgraded interconnect orcross connect patching can be arranged.

"The new system combines the proven, cost effective 10 Gb/sperformance of LazrSPEED fiber with the highest fiber connectordensity in the industry," said Luc Adriaenssens, Director ofSYSTIMAX R&D at Avaya Labs. "In sectors such as financialservices, where demand for instant information is growingdramatically, the new solution makes it easy to add fiber bandwidthas soon as it is needed."

About Avaya
Avaya Inc. designs, builds and manages communications networks formore than 1 million businesses worldwide, including 90 percent ofthe FORTUNE 500®. Focused on businesses large to small, Avaya is aworld leader in secure and reliable Internet Protocol (IP)telephony systems and communications software applications andservices.

Driving the convergence of voice and data communications withbusiness applications — and distinguished by comprehensiveworldwide services — Avaya helps customers leverage existing andnew networks to achieve superior business results. For moreinformation visit the Avaya Web site: http://www.avaya.com

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