High Speed plastic optical fiber: one of the most promising developments for future networks
Nexans presents the plastic optical fiber in data and video network
Paris, October 15, 2004 - Nexans, the worldwide leader in the cable industry has announced its participation in the Opto 2004 Trade Fair that is to be held from October 19 to 21 in Paris at Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles, Hall 7.1 (Stand J28).
Nexans will be making the following demonstrations on the Optics Club Stand (J28) and will give a preview of this upcoming technology:
- local networks for data communication: Ethernet gigabit network over plastic optical fiber (for large enterprises (backbone) as well as medium and small offices (fibre to the office/desk)
- data communication in residential cabling: new concept of all optical home networking
- leisure/residential: high-speed 'Firewire' connections for digital cameras and multimedia devices
- high quality video: high-speed DVI connections for Digital cameras and multimedia devices
- demonstration of plastic optical fiber connection: the connection components for plastic optical fibers are as easy to install as those for copper wires
The demonstrators and products presented by Nexans at the Opto trade fair bear witness to the Group's dynamic efforts in Research & Development. Nexans invests about 50 million euros in R&D, a priority line in its policy. This financial and human investment - Nexans' R&D team comprises 500 research scientists, engineers and technicians - enables the Group to not only reinforce its status and leader in cables and accessories (quality, performance, competitiveness, environmental friendliness) but also prepare the markets of the future.
Contributions from Nexans
Nexans will take part in the Plastic Optical Fibers conference organized by the Optics Club, to be given on Tuesday October 19, between 9h00 and 12h00, and chaired by Caroline Wary (CW Conseils)
- 9h00 - POF (General information)
Contributor: Gérald Brun - CNRS - St Etienne's Jean Monnet University
- 9h30 - POF in the automobile
Contributor: Christian Smith - Tyco Electronics France
- 10h00 - POF in lighting
Contributor: Pierre Jacquement - Luxeri fibre optique plastique
- 10h30 - POF in broadband networks, company local networks (LAN),
storage area networks (SAN), small local networks (SoHo) and domestic networks (IEEE 1394)
Contributor: Jacques Goudeau - Nexans
- 11h00 - POF industrial temperature sensor
Contributor: Jean-Louis Lovato, GEEO
- 11h30 - POF in industrial optical networks, industrial local networks (ILN),
Contributor: Mickaël Marie - Agilent Technologies Deutschland
I Vostri Contatti
OPTO 2004 is the trade fair that presents all the optical solutions for industry, networks and telecommunications. It unites more than 150 exhibitors (of which more than 20% are new exhibitors), and is expected to attract more than 6,500 visitors and congress participants.
About the Optics Club
The Optics Club groups together more than 80 private companies and public organizations who work in the area of glass or plastic optical fibers for the development of voice-data-image communication networks, ranging from very long distance transoceanic networks to very short connections such as optical backplanes.
Nexans in breve
Nexans e' leader nell'industria dei cavi. Il Gruppo propone una vasta gamma di soluzioni avanzate inerenti cavi in rame o in fibra ottica per il mercato dell'industria, delle costruzioni civili e per le infrastrutture. I cavi e i sistemi Nexans sono in ogni luogo, in reti di telecomunicazione e di energia, nel settore sanitario, automobilistico, ferroviario, edile, aeronautico, etc. Nexans, con la sua presenza industriale in 29 paesi e con le sue attivita' commerciali in 65 nazioni, impiega oltre 20.000 persone, con una cifra d'affari di 4,9 miliardi d'euro nel 2004. Nexans e' quotata alla Borsa di Parigi.