Clark College selects TE fiber solutions to upgrade broadband infrastructure

Clark College has upgraded its campus-wide broadband infrastructure with TE fiber solutions and moved to 10-Gigabit fiber.

Clark College has replaced multimode fiber for connectivity because of distance and bandwidth limitations.

TE Connectivity said along with contractor Cochran Electric it has deployed 24-fiber multifiber push-on (MPO) trunks with Q3000 panels, 10-Gigabit MPO fiber blades and RMG series rack-mount fiber enclosures to support the upgrade.

Additionally, new fiber is installed with 48 strands each of single-mode and multimode fiber per building to provide redundancy and mitigate any downtime.

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“We installed all new fiber, both multimode and single-mode, to handle anything that might come down the road. The ability to simply swap out a cassette in the closet to upgrade to faster speed really future-proofs this entire installation,” said Patrick Taylor, director of IT infrastructure and security at Clark College.

In March, TE Connectivity expanded Quareo family of physical layer management (PLM) solutions with new products featuring connection point identification (CPID) technology.

Last year in June, TE Connectivity acquired Measurement Specialties, a manufacturer of sensors and sensor-based systems, in a deal valued at nearly $1.7 billion.

Shilpa Khatri

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