November 10, 2012
TMCnet Dark Fiber Week in Review
By Ed Silverstein
It was a busy week in the Dark Fiber sector. Here are some of the major stories from TMCnet.
Cross River recently launched a “Hat Trick” promotion where the company offers dark-fiber service to customers who sign a three-year contract to purchase routes into three buildings. Customers will get three months of free services, under the promotion. Cross River Fiber designs, constructs and maintains an independent fiber-optic network infrastructure.
In another story, Data Translation, a designer and manufacturer of high-performance USB and Ethernet data acquisition modules, released its new DT9847 Series signal acquisition modules for USB. They address the problem of low total harmonic distortion (THD). The new series allows for precision measurements with microphones, accelerometers and other transducers that have a large dynamic range. Common applications include audio, acoustic and vibration testing.
TMCnet also reported that Calix has acquired Ericsson’s fiber access assets. Also, a three-year reseller agreement names Calix (News - Alert) as Ericsson’s preferred global partner for broadband access applications, and permits Ericsson to sell Calix unified access systems and software, among other products, via Ericsson’s (News - Alert) global sales channel, in 180 countries worldwide.
In another article, 2X Software recently announced full compatibility of its 2X ApplicationServer XG with Microsoft (News - Alert) RDP 8 RemoteFX, Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8. Users can also leverage enhancements to RDP 8 RemoteFX to get high-definition and superior video playback via a LAN or WAN network, the company said.
And TMCnet reported that the Ethernet Alliance completed its TeraFabric Plugfest – a meeting of Ethernet product and technology vendors organized at the University of New Hampshire’s Interoperability Laboratory. Chauncey Schwartz, chair of the alliance’s Marketing Committee, said it was “the most diverse interoperability testing event the Ethernet industry has seen to-date in terms of the sheer number of unique vendors, products, and technologies represented, all working in concert to accurately represent the entire spectrum of a converged data center.”
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