NORCROSS, Ga., Sept. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- OFS, a leading edge designer, manufacturer and supplier of innovative fiber optic network solutions, announced today that the Cabling Installation & Maintenance 2016 Innovators Awards Program has honored LaserWave® FLEX WideBand Multimode Optical Fiber with a Silver-level award.
Presented annually, the Cabling Installation & Maintenance Innovators Awards Program reviews and recognizes the most innovative applications of cabling and communications technology products and systems in the structured cabling industry.
Dr. Timothy F. Murray, CEO and Chairman of OFS, stated, "OFS appreciates this recognition of our product by the 2016 Innovators Awards Program. The LaserWave FLEX WideBand Multimode Fiber reflects our company's ongoing commitment to developing industry-leading fiber optic innovations that exceed the needs and expectations of our customers while also positively affecting the lives of end users around the globe."
Alan Bergstein, publisher of Cabling Installation & Maintenance, said, "This prestigious program allows Cabling Installation & Maintenance to showcase and honor innovation within the structured cabling industry. Our 2016 Honorees are an outstanding example of companies who are making an impact today."
Designed to meet the demands of today's OM4 networks, LaserWave FLEX WideBand Multimode Fiber uses short wavelength division multiplexing (SWDM) to allow multiple lanes of traffic over the same strand of optical fiber. With this ability, this new fiber may increase transmission capacity by up to 400 percent. This capability can help service providers to gain greater capacity and faster speeds using less fiber, and can help save them time and money while reducing cable congestion.
OFS is a world-leading designer, manufacturer and provider of optical fiber, fiber optic cable, connectivity, FTTX and specialty photonics solutions. Our marketing, sales, manufacturing and research teams provide forward-looking, innovative products and solutions in areas including Telecommunications, Medicine, Industrial Automation, Sensing, Government, Aerospace and Defense applications. We offer reliable, cost-effective optical solutions to enable our customers to meet the needs of today's and tomorrow's digital and energy consumers and businesses.
OFS' corporate lineage dates back to 1876 and includes technology powerhouses such as AT&T and Lucent Technologies. Today, OFS is owned by Furukawa Electric, a publicly held, Japanese multi-billion dollar global leader in optical communications.
Headquartered in Norcross (near Atlanta) Georgia, U.S., OFS is a global provider with facilities in China, Denmark, Germany, Russia and the United States.
For more information, please visit www.ofsoptics.com.
About Cabling Installation & Maintenance
Published since 1993, Cabling Installation & Maintenance has provided practical information to professionals responsible for the specification, design, installation and management of structured cabling systems in enterprises, data centers and campuses. Cabling Installation & Maintenance's magazine, website (www.cablinginstall.com), e-mail newsletters and webcasts help cabling professionals to improve day-to-day operations and enable strategic planning for their networks' optimum long-term performance.
About the Cabling Installation & Maintenance 2016 Innovators Awards Program
The Cabling Installation & Maintenance 2016 Innovators Awards program seeks to recognize cabling and communications technology innovation within the structured cabling industry. The program announced Platinum, Gold and Silver Honorees at BICSI's 2016 Fall Conference in San Antonio on Monday, September 12, 2016. Criteria used in the awards ranking included innovation; value; sustainability; collaboration and impact. The judging panel consisted of cabling and communications systems specifiers, designers, integrators and managers with vast professional experience.