WILMINGTON, Mass., April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Demands for increased network bandwidth and capacity, driven by rapid growth in IP video, Internet and mobile traffic, is challenging design engineers to find cable solutions that deliver increased power, higher speeds and greater density. Heilind Electronics, the largest interconnect distributor in North America, has partnered with FCI to offer MergeOptics products, further expanding its portfolio of high-speed I/O solutions.
"We're excited about being able to offer our customers FCI's MergeOptics product," said Heilind Vice President Alan Clapp. "This provides our customers with more complete I/O innovative solutions to meet their high speed optical needs today and in the future."
FCI/MergeOptics, a manufacturer of active optical cables (AOCs) and optical transceivers, provides high speed I/O interconnect products for various data-communication and telecommunication applications that include X2, XFP, SFP+, QSFP and CXPO form factors and applicable industry standards that include, but not limited to, the InfiniBand Trade Association (IBTA), FibreChannel, 10G Ethernet and IEE 802.3 specifications.
FCI/MergeOptics' broad product portfolio offers solutions for the optical communication, networking and medical markets and features product that integrates VCSEL based optical components and high performance photo diodes with high frequency electrical circuits to create a compact modules or cable assemblies that are compliant with industry standard optical and electrical interfaces and operate at speeds of 10 Gb/s or higher.
"MergeOptics' leading position in active optical cables further extends FCI's existing high-speed I/O portfolio of passive and active copper solutions," said Pete Curwen, Corporate Vice President and General Manager of FCI – Electronics division.
FCI and Heilind offer complete interconnect link solutions for high speed applications up to 150 Gb/s, requiring qualified passive and active cables (copper and fiber), connectors, cages and optical transceivers. FCI's high speed I/O cable solutions enable higher data transfer rates and I/O density fulfilling the market needs for greater bandwidth, greater density and high reliability. For more information on our high speed product offerings, please visit http://www.heilind.com/products/fci/fci_highspeedIO.asp.
About Heilind Electronics
Founded in 1974, Heilind Electronics, Inc. (www.heilind.com) is one of the world's leading distributors of connectors, relays, switches, thermal management & circuit protection products, terminal blocks, wire & cable, wiring accessories and insulation & identification products. Heilind has 25 North American sales offices, two automated distribution centers and a highly versatile value-added center. Follow Heilind on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/Heilind and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/Heilind.
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