Canadian distribution partner InfoLogic EBM coordinated the implementation of a hub-and-spoke server design that saw four central servers in different cities cross-connected and extended with TRENDnet gigabit fiber converters to six satellite towns. From there, fiber stretched from the smaller towns to designated educational and healthcare facilities in remote areas. Whether customers need to connect networks across floors, buildings, or far-reaching regions, TRENDnet fiber switches, chassis systems, and small form-factor pluggable (SFP) modules provide a reliable and cost-effective option.
While the fiber cabling materials and practices have remained constant, TRENDnet has adapted to shrinking connectors and devices. Instead of full-size gigabit interface converters (GBIC) that use SC connectors, according to Senior Manager Evan Davis, TRENDnet produces SFPs and mini-GBIC modules that use LC connectors, which are about half the size of SCs.
“This reduction in size allows you to fit more SFP slots on a switch than you could with a full-size GBIC module,” said Evan, who leads the company’s solutions engineering department.
TRENDnet has also witnessed the addition of 10G connections, which is 10 times faster than previous gigabit technology.
“More throughput is necessary when transferring large amounts of data around the network for switches,” he said. In addition to recently released 10G switches and SFP modules, Evan added the company will be concentrating efforts on adding more 10G options for fiber networks.