Data networking and communications

Strong bandwidth demand to drive optical fibre market

27 February, 2008

Research recently released by telecommunications analyst Ovum RHK suggests that the optical fibre components market will reach US$6 billion in 2012, pushed by demand across all voice and data sectors that will drive the market at 11% compounded annual growth rate.


Fibre-optic ethernet coupler

01 February, 2008 | Supplied by: Beckhoff Automation Pty Ltd

The EtherCAT I/O system has been expanded with fibre-optic-compatible hardware, EK1501 EtherCAT coupler and the EK1521 junction terminal, enabling more flexible topologies including line, ring, tree and star.


Fibre test and inspection kit

01 February, 2008 | Supplied by: Fluke Networks

Three fibre-optic kits offer video inspection of fibre end-faces using the FiberInspector Mini 200X microscope that aligns the inspection probe with fibre ports or patch cord connectors to increase the efficiency of fibre inspection.


Indoor/outdoor tight buffer fibre cable

01 February, 2008 | Supplied by: Belden Australia Pty Ltd

A series of indoor/outdoor tight buffer distribution cables has been added to the FiberExpress line of fibre-optic cabling solutions.


Right angle RJ45 connector

01 February, 2008 | Supplied by: Micromax Pty Ltd

The Turck fully overmoulded right angle RJ45 connector cord set is designed for connections in tight spaces and ethernet panel builders. The cord set complements Turck’s ethernet cabinet adapter.


Fibre-optic repeaters

01 February, 2008 | Supplied by: CrispTech Pty Ltd

The Weed Instruments EOTec 2C31 (single self-healing ring) and 2C32 (dual self-healing ring) fibre-optic repeaters are designed for ControlNet applications.


Optical fibre LC adapters

01 February, 2008 | Supplied by: Molex Premise Networks Pty Ltd

The Quad LC optical-fibre adapters are designed for high-density optical-fibre interconnection applications, providing four LC ports in the one adapter. Connection options for each adapter include either four simplex LC connectors, two simplex and one duplex LC connectors or two duplex LC connectors.


World-class ICT laboratory opens in Canberra

25 December, 2007

ACT Chief Minister Jon Stanhope has officially opened the $60 million National Information Communication Technology Australia (NICTA) Laboratory Facility in Canberra.


Nokia Siemens Networks aims for greener mobile networks

27 November, 2007

According to ICT market analysts Ovum, Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) has announced a new ‘solution’ aimed at helping mobile network operators reduce their energy use and carbon footprints. This forms part of a move by the vendor to position itself as a ‘green’ supplier.


Managing high power density in Sydney data centre

31 October, 2007 | Supplied by: Vertiv Australia Pty Ltd

Equinix, a global provider of network-neutral data centres, recently installed a new cooling system to cool high-density computer equipment at its Sydney Internet Business Exchange (IBX) centre


Prysmian signs Telstra cable supply agreement

10 October, 2007

Prysmian Telecom Cables and Systems Australia recently announced a three-year agreement to continue the supply of both fibre-optic and metallic communication cables to Telstra.


Cable protection system

26 September, 2007 | Supplied by: Ramelec Pty Ltd

Nupi SmartConduit series is a non-hydroscopic composite piping system designed to protect electrical and communication cables in hazardous, high groundwater or hydrocarbon environments.


Category 6RJ-45 outlet

26 September, 2007 | Supplied by: CommScope Technologies Australia Pty Ltd

The HighBand RotoLoc is a category 6RJ-45 outlet designed to fit into the hagerblu range of faceplates manufactured by Hager.


Cabling manufacturer opens in Australia

19 September, 2007

Swiss copper and fibre-optic cabling solutions manufacturer Reichle & De-Massari (R&M) has expanded into Australaisia with a Sydney-based team to cover Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. R&M is a provider of cabling systems and components for commercial enterprises, governments and homes.


Fujitsu wins global cabling contract

17 September, 2007

Fujitsu has secured a US$1.5 billion contract from Flag Telecom, owned by India's Reliance Communications, to lay 50,000 km of its global IP network expansion.


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