The network migration to 100G services has made remarkable technological progress towards meeting new applications and reducing upgrade costs. In our July 2018 post, we outlined the steps to evaluate existing fiber cabling to determine the appropriate transceiver. Missing at that time was a solution for upgrading 40G multi-mode fiber links that span up to 300 meters. A migration path to 100G using this existing fiber installation was not available, until now. The new QSFP28 ESR4 transceiver form factor is the missing link for this 100G upgrade puzzle.
The QSFP28 ESR4 transceiver enables networks to quickly upgrade to a 100G (4x25G) environment without replacing existing fiber or network layouts. The QSFP28 ESR4 accepts a standard MPO12-type connector and will connect 100G fiber links up to 300 meters over OM4.
ProLabs offers a complete portfolio of 100G Compatible Optical Transceivers, including CFP, CFP2, CFP4 and QSFP28 transceiver options, including extending distances with 100G Long Reach in an efficient QSFP28 package and a green solution which consumes 30% less power.
Contact us to learn more about how ProLabs solutions can help you simplify and optimize your migration to 100G.
Content provided by Ray Hagen, ProLabs.