2Plug and Play™ Universal System OverviewFeatures and BenefitsCompetitive LandscapeCompatibility with Previous ProductsKey MessagesSupporting CollateralPromotional Timeline
3Plug and Play™ Universal System: An Overview What is polarity management?Maintaining proper transmit-to-receiver continuity throughout a systemHow does Plug and Play™ Universal System do it?Uses a patented wiring solution in the modules so that no matter how many modules, harnesses, trunks or extender trunks are used or where they are placed, fiber polarity is maintainedWhy is polarity management important?Improperly placed or installed polarity components can result in system failurePlanning for polarity components during design and installation adds time and complexityAlso adds complexity to inventoryWhen the time comes for moves, changes and adds, polarity may have to be reconfigured all over again
4Polarity Basics – Transmit Goes to Receive Reverse Fibre Positioning –Fibres are terminated into the connector in a different order on each end (Blue/Orange on one end and Orange/Blue on the other end)With this schematic, intention is to transmit top fibre to top fibre and bottom fibre to bottom fibre (pair wise)Standard for jumpersMaintains transceiver continuity regardless of number of linksTxBlue fibre on the left (Position 1)Blue fibre on the right (Position 2)RxThe RFP technique maintains polarity regardless of how many patch panels are used in the system. For this reason Corning Cable Systems recommends the RFP technique for dual-fiber systems – SC duplex, LC duplex, MT-RJ• When using the RFP wiring method, keep these rules in mind:— The keys must be oriented in the same direction.— Fibers must be installed on opposite sides of the connector relative to the key for any continuous cablerun, including jumpers.• The nature of RFP is that connectors on opposite ends of any cable run have fibers that are oriented in reverse positions relative to their keys.• Transmitters are all built the same with regards to Transmit and Receive position. Changing out the electronics should not require any changes to the backbone cable.• Fiber positioning is the same regardless of connector typeTxRx
5How is it different – UNIVERSAL WIRING Standards Activity TIA Standards Activity — Guidelines for Maintaining Polarity Using Array ConnectorsMETHOD C“A” “B” ModuleU-ModMETHOD BPair-Wise Flips in the TrunkMETHOD A“A” “B” Jumper
6Plug and Play™ Universal System: An Overview – Competitive Landscape A-B Patch CordsProsOne moduleEasy reconfiguration; allows concatenationAccepts UniCam MTPConsCustomer sets polaritySpecial jumper purchase or use un-duplexable jumpersRequires special components for parallel opticsTesting issuesA-B ModulesProsStandard patch cordsAccepts UniCam MTPAllows concatenationConsInstaller sets polarityNot easy to move modules aroundRequires advance planning for modulesDifficult to reconfigure networkLimited suppliersRequires special components for parallel optics
7Plug and Play™ Universal System: An Overview – Competitive Landscape Pair-wise Flips in the TrunkProsManufacturer sets polarityOne module, standard patch cordStandard components; key up/key down MTP adapterSingle-mode availableConsMonitor number of trunks in a channelRequires special jumper for parallel opticsLimited UniCam MTP capability
9How is it different – Classic Wiring Module Straight WiringSingle fibre connectors are plugged consecutively (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, …..)TX/RX #1Duplex Connector endMTP End
10How is it different – Classic Wiring Pair-wise Flips in the TrunkTrunk is Made KEY-UP to KEY-DOWNTrunk has Ribbon Pairs flippedTrunk is non-pinned on both endModules are identical with straight wiring and pinned MTPsAll Standard MTPs Mate Key up/Key downKey Down Key UpKey Up Key Down
11Classic Method with Pair-wise Flips The trunk can be put together with modules, harnesses, or one of eachAnother benefit of Plug & PlayTM Systems is that you reduce a lot of your scrap variances and reduce the time of install for the infrastructure. A key feature is fiber polarity or the transmit to receive. Polarity is guaranteed simply by pulling the components out of the box and plugging them together. Your transmit goes to your receive no matter if you are plugging in modules or harnesses. So even if you have two harnesses or a module and a harness, you are still guaranteed polarity. In this case, we have a trunk cable with MTP connectors, and we do what is called a pair wise flip into the trunk cable so your transmit goes to your receive every time. Your modules or harnesses are wired in the same configuration so they can be interchanged. They can be interchanged and swapped because your polarity is built into the trunk, not the harness or modules. So in this case, transmit will run through the trunk and back into receive.
12Classic Method with Pair-wise Flips The trunk can be put together with modules, harnesses, or one of eachAnother benefit of Plug & PlayTM Systems is that you reduce a lot of your scrap variances and reduce the time of install for the infrastructure. A key feature is fiber polarity or the transmit to receive. Polarity is guaranteed simply by pulling the components out of the box and plugging them together. Your transmit goes to your receive no matter if you are plugging in modules or harnesses. So even if you have two harnesses or a module and a harness, you are still guaranteed polarity. In this case, we have a trunk cable with MTP connectors, and we do what is called a pair wise flip into the trunk cable so your transmit goes to your receive every time. Your modules or harnesses are wired in the same configuration so they can be interchanged. They can be interchanged and swapped because your polarity is built into the trunk, not the harness or modules. So in this case, transmit will run through the trunk and back into receive.
13How is it different – UNIVERSAL WIRING Features Module Universal WiringSingle fibre connectors are plugged in the order of 1, 12, 2, 11, 3, 10, 4, 9, 5, 8, 6, 7MTP End768594103112121TX/RX #1Duplex Connector End
14How is it different – UNIVERSAL TRUNKS Trunk is Made KEY-UP to KEY-UPTrunk MTPs are all non-pinnedModules are identical with Universal wiring and Standard pinned MTPsAll Standard MTPs Mate Key up/Key downCan accommodate SM Angled MTPsKey Down Key UpKey Up Key Down
18How is it different – EXTENDER TRUNKS Extender Trunk is pinned on one end and non-pinned on the otherAll MTPs Mate Key up/Key downUniversal Trunks are normally high fiber count and route between floors or between large zones of the Data Center.Extender Trunks are low fiber counts that branch off into different areas of the larger zones.Key Down Key UpKey Up Key DownKey Up Key Down
19How is it different – UNIVERSAL WIRING Features Plug and Play Universal System:“U” and “U with LL” on the top front face of the module“U” = Universal“U LL” = Universal Low LossOrange label (Universal)Green label (Universal Low-Loss)Color Coded Labels on both the module and trunkPlug and Play Classic System:White label
20Plug and Play™ Universal System: An Overview – Compatibility with Previous Product Component-to-component, the Plug and Play™ Universal System and the Plug and Play™ Classic System are not compatibleUniversal: Manages polarity in the moduleClassic: Manages polarity in the trunkHowever, projects that have previously installed Classic can take advantage of Universal for extensions to/adding a linkThis can be done via a cross connectPlug and Play Universal System is our lead product and our standard Plug and Play offeringHowever, the Classic system will remain available (though it will not be actively promoted or very visible)New customers and existing customers with new projects should be encouraged to use the Universal systemCustomers working on existing Classic installations will likely need to continue with the Classic system
21How is it different – UNIVERSAL WIRING Benefits Two or more MTP trunks can be easily linked together. High fiber count trunks can be routed to an intermediate distribution area where smaller fiber count trunks are interconnected and distributed to zone, station or cabinet areas.Provides a simple migration path between 2-fiber and parallel applications.No special polarity components or polarity concerns during link configuration and re-configurationModules and harnesses are wired the same to simplify system assembly. Module-to-module, module-to-harness, or harness-to-harness all provide the same fiber paths.Modular system enables fast and simple networking moves, changes and adds with correct fiber polarity guaranteedAvoids polarity problems caused by incorrect placement of fiber pair-wise flipped modules or jumpers in the network.System length is expandable by using Universal Extender Trunks without impacting transmit/receive polarity
22Plug and Play™ Universal System: An Overview – Competitive Landscape Who does what?Universal Wiring*CCS Plug and Play™ Universal SystemInstaPATCH PlusSystimaxA-B Patch CordsNordx, Panduit, small CAHsPair-Wise Flips in the TrunkCCS Plug and Play™ Classic System, Tyco, Emerson, ComputerCrafts, DC Connections, CompuLinkA-B Modules*Ortronics, small CAHs*Not in the proposed standard
23Plug and Play™ Universal System: Supporting Collateral Plug and Play™ Universal System Line Card (LAN-668)Describes components: trunks, extender trunks, modules, harnesses, and patch cordsPlug and Play Universal System Spec Sheet (LAN-664)Plug and Play Universal System Part Number Reference Sheet (LAN-666)Provides part numbers for trunks, extender trunks, modules, harnesses, patch cords and rack mountable patch panelsPreferred items onlyData Center Pretium Line Card (LAN-550)Describes Plug and Play System, cable assemblies, cables, connectors, hardware, services and support (not just unique to Universal)Plug and Play Compatibility Checklist (for internal use only, available in .pdf in the sales library)Provides support for working with customers on determining which Plug and Play System they are using/should be using
24LOW LOSS – NEW POLISHING PROCESS Fiber protrusionFibers protrude 10 um evenly above ferrule end face.CCS patented processMTP connectors have a low-loss option available. The low-loss solution minimizes the db loss of a module or a harness.Typically, losses in the module or harness are rated at a maximum of 1.3 db. With the low loss module or harness losses will be reduced to a maximum of db.This results in an enhanced performance module or harness due to new precision components in the connector. The polishing process of the fiber in the ferrule of the connector gives you better performance and allows better db performance down to 0.75 db.
25LOW LOSS – NEW POLISHING PROCESS BENEFITS Connector Pair – Low Loss (Max 0.5 dB) MTP MatingsModule Loss (Max 0.75 dB)SC and LC Multimode Pretium um ModulesReduced insertion loss => More connections per linkReduced insertion loss => Longer link length achievableReduced insertion loss => Increased system margin
26Low Loss Polishing Process Components Low Loss is a SYSTEMPlug & Play Systems utilizing Low Loss MTP are comprised of BOTH:A MTP to MTP LOW LOSS TRUNK with MTP connectors that have the new polishing processSC or LC Multimode Pretium 300 LOW LOSS Modules with MTP connectors that have the new polishing processThe 10um fiber protrusion allows the two components to work together to provide a MTP to MTP mating with a PHYSICAL CONTACT.
27How is it different – NEW POLISHING PROCESS BENEFITS WHY IS THIS A GOOD THING
28LOW LOSS – NEW POLISHING PROCESS BENEFITS • Low loss components become very important in high bandwidth communications protocols, where link loss budgets are relatively low.Example:• Use de-rating tables to answer the following:• Consider a 120 meter link running 10 GbE over laser Laser-Optimized 50/125 um-300 fiber, where— Cable attenuation = 3.0 dB/km— EMB = 2000 MHz-km.• How many standard Plug & Play modules, each having 1.3 dB max loss, can be used in the link?— Answer: 4 modules can be used. Max channel insertion loss will be (0.12 km x 3.0 dB/km) + (4 x 1.3 dB) = 5.56 dB.• How many low loss Plug & Play modules, each having 0.75 dB max loss, can be used in the link?— Answer: 7 modules can be used. Max channel insertion loss will be (0.12 km x 3.0 dB/km) + (7 x 0.75 dB) = 5.61 dB.
29Part numbers and pricing – LOW LOSS PnP MTP connector codes change for the low loss version.Low Loss Trunk Example: A757524S88AAU100FLow Loss Module Example: CCH-UM SLow Loss only available in Pretium 300 LC and SC modulesStandard MTPConn. CodeLow Loss MTP Conn. CodeNo Pins6975Pinned7093Grip + Cable + Furcation + Labels + Packaging + Conn. Install = PriceNewLow Loss PriceStandard Pricing10% Premium over std. pricing=