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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Avaya Inc. has announced that its SYSTIMAX LazrSPEED system will now guarantee Gigabit Ethernet...

November 27, 2001  

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ – Avaya Inc. has announced that its SYSTIMAX LazrSPEED system will now guarantee Gigabit Ethernet transmission up to 1,000-metre distances. The company says the longer transmission distances will allow customers to more than triple the Local Area Network (LAN) connectivity distances between campus buildings or high-speed data sharing clusters.

The LazrSPEED system, a LAN backbone for private networks introduced in August 1999, is a fiber-optic system that guarantees 10-Gigabit-per-second (10Gb/s) serial transmission over 300-metre distances (using 850-nanometer multimode fiber with associated apparatus). It provides the bandwidth to accommodate Gigabit or 10-Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) networking systems-up to 1,000 metres or 300 metres, respectively.

“Avaya’s LazrSPEED Solution now literally extends the reach of high-speed networks,” said Luc Adriaenssens, director of systems engineering, Avaya Labs. “As an integral part of an Avaya 10-Gigabit Ethernet network, the LazrSPEED solution supports high-speed, mission-critical business applications like converged voice and video Internet Protocol communications for video conferencing or distance learning and large, centralized data storage/backup operations.”

LazrSPEED uses a short-wavelength multimode fiber to transmit data up to 10Gb/s rates. It includes several types of building cables, indoor/outdoor cables, dielectric campus cables and a complete line of apparatus products, all providing 10Gb/s support.

The LazrSPEED system now includes: building cable with maximum 72 fiber count; new indoor/outdoor cables in 12, 24 or 36 fiber count; dielectric campus cables with maximum 96 fiber count; a complete line of apparatus including configurable jumpers. For shorter distance network needs, LazrSPEED now includes cables that support 150-meter distances (previously 100 meters) at 10Gb/s rates with a retroactive transmission distance guarantee.

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