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Someone has experience in the use of OM3+?

Frank Pauly
Occasional Contributor

Someone has experience in the use of OM3+?

Hi,
we have to extend the distance between our ProCurve 2900 switches to 350m (1150feet).

We are currently using the ProCurve 10-GbE X2-SC SR Optic and wonder if someone already has some experiences by using a (non-standard) OM3+ fiber to extend the length! (OM3 only supports 300m.) Or are there some happy OM3-users out there, who can confirm that this will also work?

Best regards,
Frank
3 REPLIES
Guido Ruhnau
Advisor

Re: Someone has experience in the use of OM3+?

Hi Frank,

it is alwyas a problem of attenuation (Dämpfung). How many patchpanels are between?
I have several installation with roundabout 300m, always no problem (OM3 and OM3+) . If you have other sophisticated equipment with optical monitor function, you can check this.

If you are in doubt, better you use monomode fiber.

Regards, Guido
cconsult
Occasional Contributor

Re: Someone has experience in the use of OM3+?

Hi Frank,

Systimax Lazrspeed550 Laser optimized Cable supports 10 GB up to 550 m.
And it works !
see:
http://www.commscope.com/systimax/eng/support_document/product_briefs/sx_pb_fib/__icsFiles/afieldfile/2007/08/08/US_LazrSPEED_Sol3.pdf
Frank Pauly
Occasional Contributor

Re: Someone has experience in the use of OM3+?

Just for the records:

Yesterday we installed our new OM3+ cable (length: 400m) without any problems and it works like a charm!
(Also our FC (4 Gb/s) works with it!)