Amsterdam, October 26, 2010 – Draka Communications, a global leader in the cabling and optical fiber industry today announces the results of the world’s first independent study assessing UTP and STP cabling EMC radiation interference within 10 Gigabit Ethernet environments. Jointly sponsored by six leading global cable manufacturers, the intensive study was conducted by GHMT AG, a leading German European independent test lab specialized in physical transmission security in networks, data centers and industrial environments. A copy of the White Paper can be downloaded here (pdf).
During practical tests, the systems were exposed to sources of disturbance typical in offices and computer and data centres, such as walkie-talkies, GSM mobile phones, nearby power cables and fluorescent lamps. The report concluded that measurement-based analyses in the lab on three different U/UTP systems one F/UTP and two S/FTP systems resulted in considerably safer EMC characteristics for the screened systems than for unscreened cabling systems. Both state-of-the-art S/FTP and U/UTP systems can achieve excellent transmission characteristics but the report shows that other factors within the cable proximity need consideration. Screened systems offer with far better PS ANEXT and coupling attenuation values. The study highlighted that cabling systems with the best coupling attenuation values also scored the best EMC values in (active) immunity tests. In fact coupling attenuation is the only key parameter suitable for comparing the EMC characteristics of cabling systems.
“ The new study demonstrates that for high end data centers, S/FTP cables offer the most secure option to guarantee the integrity of data traffic , “ says Zoran Borcic, EMEA Product Manager for copper data cables. “Thanks to GHMT and our fellow partners in this study, the revealing research results qualify STP as an essential link in protecting 10 Gigabit Ethernet traffic.”
Draka designs and produces both UTP and STP Ethernet cable solutions across a range of data connectivity requirements. With data traffic rising to 10 GB/s and beyond in increasingly reduced footprint environments with a higher density of bundled cables, the impact of EMC on data flow is an issue that cannot be overlooked. Draka considers that this recent report is essential reading to reassure customers when they evaluate the many factors which could have an impact on the security and integrity of high performance data transmission ecosystems.
Draka (Euronext Amsterdam: DRAK), headquartered in Amsterdam, has 9400 employees in countries worldwide and 2009 revenues of over € 2 billion. Draka has a presence in 31 countries in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Australia.
Draka’s activities are divided into three groups: Energy & Infrastructure, Industry & Speciality and Communications. Draka Communications with its four business units, Telecom Solutions, Multimedia Specials, Optical Fiber and Cable Solutions is a global market leader in the development, production and sales of fibers, cables and advanced network solutions. More information at www.draka.com/communications.
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