L-com, an Infinite Electronics brand and a preferred manufacturer of wired and wireless connectivity products, announced today that it has added a new series of OM5 fiber cable assemblies to address high-speed data center applications.

OM5 fiber cable is able to support short wavelength division multiplexing (SWDM) which reduces the parallel fiber count by at least a factor of four. This allows for the use of just two fibers (not eight) for transmitting 40 Gbps and 100 Gbps Ethernet, thus reducing overall fiber counts typically required for higher speed applications.

L-com now stocks OM5 cables with OFNR and low-smoke zero-halogen (LSZH) jacket options and the following connector combinations: SC to SC, SC to LC and LC to LC. Eight standard off-the-shelf lengths are available for each cable family ranging from 1 meter to 25 meters. Additionally, custom length assemblies are available upon request.

“To address the growing demand for high-speed voice, video and data traffic and the need to reduce the number of cables and connectors used in today’s crowded data centers, our new OM5 cables provide the perfect solution. These cutting edge fiber cables offer four times the bandwidth than standard 50/125 fiber cables allowing our customers to save valuable space and money. Additionally, OM5 cables were typically only available as custom order products with long lead times until now,” said Paul Hospodar, Product Line Manager.

L-com’s new OM5 fiber optic cable assemblies are in-stock and available for immediate shipment.