Gulf Bridge International achieves industry-wide milestone by offering 100G on its wholly-owned undersea cable across Gulf

Gulf Bridge International (GBI), the Gulf’s first privately owned submarine cable operator, is the first operator to offer true 100G connectivity on parts of its undersea cable network. GBI has made the move to 100G to meet growing demand from the carrier community for high-capacity services that bridge Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

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Integration of access points and clients in Profinet and Ethernet/IP networks

Belden has announced the release of HiLCOS 8.50, a new version of its established WLAN firmware from the Hirschmann™ product range. Like its predecessors, this firmware is fully compliant with the European 5 GHz standard (EN 301893 V1.5.1). New to this firmware version, however, is that it permits access points and clients to be integrated into Profinet and Ethernet/IP networks without requiring additional management software, thus allowing flexible administration. In the future, HiLCOS 8.50 firmware will be offered as a standard for all devices in the Hirschmann™ BAT54 and BAT300 series. In addition, the firmware will also be available as a free-of-charge download from “www.e-catalog.beldensolutions.com” enabling customers to update older access points and clients.

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New Macrobend Resistant Multimode Fiber Teraflex 10g Cables Improve Attenuation Performance

Superior Essex, an industry leader in communications wire and cable products, today announced today that all Superior Essex optical fiber multimode cables are now available with Macrobend Resistant Laser Optimized 50 micron TeraFlex® 10G fibers. Like the TeraGain 10G 50/125 multimode fibers, TeraFlex 10G multimode fibers are specifically optimized for 850 nm lasers (or VCSELs) but with added benefit of Macrobend Resistance. These optical fibers exceed industry specifications for, not only bandwidth and differential modal dispersion, but for minimum bend radii allowing use where tight bend radii are encountered.

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AFL Releases New Noyes OFL280 FlexTester

AFL Telecommunications announces the introduction of the Noyes OFL280 FlexTester, a hand-held, multifunction OTDR and loss test set offering incomparable flexibility and exceptional value. With unmatched combinations of fiber optic test functions, ease-of-use and portability, all OFL280 FlexTester models include an integrated single-mode 1310/1550 nm OTDR with PON-optimized and standard test modes, optical power meter, 1310/1550 nm laser source and visual fault locator.

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