New Axiom BENDnFLEX™ bend-insensitive TAA fiber optic cables deliver improved performance and reduced deployment costs for efficient networking today and tomorrow
Irvine, CA – July 15, 2015. Axiom, a leading provider of networking connectivity, storage and memory products, today announced the release of Axiom BENDnFLEX™ fiber optic cables. Combining the high-performance of OM4 multimode fiber optic cable with unique bend-tolerant properties, BENDnFLEX™ delivers significantly improved performance in angled and space-constrained conditions. Ideal for any data center, BENDnFLEX™ offers interoperable functionality across multiple data rate SAN, LAN, Fibre Channel and Ethernet technology platforms, with seamless support for current and future needs for high-bandwidth routing, switching, virtualization, and converged infrastructures.
"We are pleased to offer our customers the reliability and design flexibility of a high-performance OM4 TAA compliant cable that can sustain its high data rates even under acute bend environments," commented Keith Carpenter, CEO of Axiom. "As a reliable, high-quality alternative to OEM, not only does the BENDnFLEX™ product line help customers lower TCO, with its unique bend tolerance it can deliver up to 10x better performance than their existing OM1 and OM2 fiber."
BENDnFLEX™ OM4 fiber cables can transmit a 10Gb per second data rate up to 550 meters, which is over 200 meters longer than the furthest transmission length for OM3 fiber cables.
In pre-terminated custom and standard lengths, Axiom is offering two BENDnFLEX™ product lines. The Silver line meets all industry insertion loss testing with a .3db insertion loss. Other key features include TAA compliance and a limited lifetime warranty. The BENDnFLEX™ Platinum line exceeds industry-testing standards offering an ultra-low .1dB insertion loss, which has a higher rating than all known OEM equivalent OM4 bend insensitive cables. Combining the best testing on the market with other features such as a Plenum rated jacket, Corning Glass, cable length labels, and TAA compliance, the Platinum line is the highest rated and fullest featured OM4 fiber cable offered in the market today.
"The BENDnFLEX™ product line's remarkably lower insertion-loss levels means customers can benefit from longer cable lengths and still count on reliable high data rates,™ said Danielle Feith, Director of Marketing for Axiom. "And because it’s fully backward compatible with any legacy cables, BENDnFLEX™ future-proofs network applications for even the most aggressive migration strategies."
BENDnFLEX™ cables are manufactured exclusively from tier-one components, including high quality Corning™ glass core, superior polished ceramic ferrules for optimal data transmission and a plenum fiber jacket for the highest available fire resistance. Each BENDnFLEX™ cable is tested and certified under the most stringent guidelines. Guaranteed compatible OEM equivalents, BENDnFLEX™ fiber cables reliably lower networking costs while simplifying IT management through seamless compatibility with existing infrastructures across multiple technology platforms. This is good news for companies upgrading their networks.
One of the exclusive features that differentiates the BENDnFLEX™ product line is TAA compliance. Where acquisition guidelines include country-of-origin specifications, or where government or education procurement guidelines require TAA compliance, BENDnFLEX™ provides a qualified solution. "We felt it was important to offer cables that are TAA compliant, because more and more local, state, and federal agencies are mandating the use of TAA compliant products." said Eric Devaney, Vice President of Sales for Axiom. "In addition there is a big push to bring manufacturing back to the US."
Available in the most popular standard lengths, BENDnFLEX™ Silver and Platinum cables can also be custom-sized and logo'd for qualifying orders. BENDnFLEX™ cables are RoHS and TAA compliant and come with a limited lifetime warranty. Unlimited pre-and post-sale service and support is offered at no additional charge.
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About Axiom Memory Solutions
Axiom is a leading provider of customer-focused IT computing memory, storage and networking connectivity upgrade solutions. Pace-setting technologies, highly reliable computing and stringent manufacturing and testing standards uniquely position Axiom to deliver the highest level of compatibility and consistency. Our advanced testing ensures that our products are 100-percent guaranteed compatible and comply with all industry standards. Headquartered in Irvine, California, Axiom is among the fastest growing memory, storage and fiber-optic connectivity product suppliers in the corporate market segment.
Dave Sutherland, Axiom