GSP Offshore and IT International Telecom have entered into a strategic partnership for Submarine Cable Installation projects on a worldwide basis

GSP Offshore and IT International Telecom will combine their experiences to execute projects utilizing both companies’ assets and core competencies in order to provide the Global Subsea Market with Subsea Cable Engineering, Installation, Trenching, Transportation and Maintenance Solutions.

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3M launches active optical cable for SFP+ Applications

Designers of high-performance computing systems, data centers and other ultra-high-throughput networks have a new interconnect option for SFP+ applications. 3M now offers the low-power, high-speed Active Optical Cable (AOC) Assembly for SFP+ Applications. It is the first known cable assembly of its kind available on the market that is designed for reaches up to 100 meters. The direct-attach, bi-directional AOC assembly supports speeds of more than 10 Gbps per channel over OM 2+ bend-insensitive fiber. It can be used to connect high-performance switches, servers and storage.

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AFL introduces the NOYES® FOCIS PRO fiber optic connector inspection system

AFL introduces the family of NOYES FOCIS PRO automatic fiber inspection solutions that provide network personnel with an automated solution for analysis and documentation of fiber connector cleanliness and integrity, thus completely eliminating the subjective aspect of fiber inspection. Designed for field inspection tasks, FOCIS PRO is a powerful, easy-to-use alternative to existing inspection solutions. Because the optical resolution and detection specification exceed current international standards, and software-based applications are upgradeable, FOCIS PRO solutions are future-proof.

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Nexans delivers medium-voltage submarine cables for Westermost Rough wind farm

Westermost Rough Ltd, London, and Nexans recently signed an agreement for the delivery and assembly of medium-voltage submarine cables for the Westermost Rough wind farm, which is to be built eight kilometres off the Holderness coast in Yorkshire. The order encompasses around 53 kilometres of submarine cables. These will be used for connecting the individual wind turbines to each other and to the transformer platform. In addition, a further two kilometres of cable will be delivered for the internal platform cabling. Delivery is scheduled to begin in spring 2014.

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