RAD Unveils Unique SFP That Extends 100 Mbps Ethernet Up to 550 Meters (1,840 Feet) over 4-Pairs of Copper

Full Duplex Solution Saves on Laying Fiber and Is Ideal for In-Building and Campus Connectivity

Press Release


August 8, 2011

August 8, 2011 – RAD Data Communications has expanded its unique System-on-an-SFP family with the addition of the new SFP-ER, a miniature Ethernet extender that delivers 100 Mbps of Ethernet up to 550m (1,804 ft) over existing copper wires (4-pair).

Housed in a Small Factor Pluggable (SFP) enclosure, the finger-sized SFP-ER is easily attached to any Ethernet switch with an MSA-compatible 100 Mbps TX Serdes.

“The SFP-ER will prove to be a welcome tool for system integrators, service providers and campus network managers because it lets them use the existing copper infrastructure for high-speed Ethernet while eliminating the expense of laying new fiber,” states Jacky Acoca, Global Business Manager for Smart SFPs at RAD Data Communications.

“In addition, it has an advantage over VDSL because it is symmetric and also minimizes the need to purchase external VDSL boxes, saving space, reducing power consumption and cabling requirements, and greatly simplifying management and deployment,” Acoca concludes. “The new SFP-ER is absolutely essential for anyone who needs to push his Ethernet service beyond copper’s normal limits.”

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