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The Ethernet Alliance announced it will be hosting a virtual booth at the online BICSI Fall Conference & Exhibition, Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 2020. The global consortium dedicated to the advancement of Ethernet technologies seeks to connect with the BICSI professional association’s information and communications technology (ICT) experts focused on building infrastructure, and engage them in its activities in areas such as operational technology (OT) networks and Power over Ethernet (PoE).
Interoperability and the Ethernet Ecosystem webinar panelists will discuss the multivendor integration showcasing a live 400 GbE switch fabric, an implementation of Flex Ethernet (FlexE), 100Gb/s per lane over a direct attach cable (DAC) and analysis of PAM4 signaling, and a broad array of the latest Ethernet products and solutions.
The Ethernet Alliance’s recent Power over Ethernet (PoE) product certification survey reveals some 78 percent of respondents experienced difficulties with PoE deployments — but that 72 percent expect noticeable improvement with products certified through the Ethernet Alliance’s PoE Certification Program. Further findings from the survey are available in a newly released infographic, available at: https://bit.ly/EA-PoEInfographic2020.
The Ethernet Alliance has posted results from its recent #cablingmanagement poll regarding the use of velcro vs. cable ties. The survey says…#TeamVelcro for the win! 75% of respondents said velcro is tops; 16.7% were #TeamWhateverWorks, and only 8.3% are behind #TeamZipTie. Congrats, Team Velcro! #Ethernet
One of the most important elements to the success of the Internet even from its earliest days nearly 40 years ago is Ethernet. Bob Metcalfe, known as the Father of Ethernet, came together with peers to invent and develop the Ethernet local-area network (LAN) technology and its system of packet protocols. This allowed personal computers to efficiently share files and printers, a major advancement for its time.
Check out this article from #IEEE P802.3bt Task Force acting chair, Chad Jones on Power over #Ethernet (#PoE) classification and powering options. It provides a good look at the IEEE 802.3af and 802.3at #standards.
The Ethernet Alliance has named Peter Jones of Cisco Systems, as their new Chairman. The former chair of the NBASE-T Alliance, which merged with the Ethernet Alliance in 2019, and an active member of multiple Ethernet Alliance committees, Jones assumed his new role in late 2019.
18 companies participated testing optical transceiver, #Ethernet switching equipment, and T&M (physical layer and protocol analysis) products at the Ethernet Alliance’s latest High Speed Networking (HSN) Plugfest at the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL). This was the fourth event to provide participants with the ability to test the interoperability of their products for applications from 25 Gigabit Ethernet to 400 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE). The HSN Plugfest drew a greater number of companies than the previous iteration, including some who joined the Ethernet Alliance just so that they could participate.
The Ethernet Alliance has revealed outcomes from its latest High Speed Networking (HSN) Plugfest, which took place in April at the UNH Interoperability Lab. The Plugfest highlighted the key role multivendor interoperability plays in Ethernet’s continued success, with pass rates greater than 97%, consistent improvement over past events. Equipment capability ranged from 25 Gb/s to 400 Gb/s. 13 companies participated.