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R&M Launches Rugged Bend-Insensitive HD MTP System for High-density Data Center Cabling

R&M fiber optic cables adhering to bend-insensitive multimode fiber (BIMMF) standards

Bend-insensitive Multimodal Fiber (BIMMF) standards will be incorporated across cabling vendor’s entire data center cabling solutions range, increasing cable density and reliability

June 16, 2013 1:23 by

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, 16th June, 2013: Reichle & De-Massari (R&M) Middle East, Turkey and Africa, the Swiss structured cabling specialist, today announced a complete upgrade across its entire range of fiber optic cables for data centers to bend-insensitive multimode fiber (BIMMF) standards. The new systems will deliver unrivaled port density, reliability, modularity and ease of installation with the most efficient utilization of space.


Jean-Pierre Labry, Executive Vice-President of R&M Middle East, Turkey and Africa said, “Organizations striving to be more agile are incorporating new means to offer on-demand-services to their employees. This push for greater connectivity is resulting in an increase in the number of ports in data centers which are already stretched to their limits. Consequently, cabling has to be densified in order to ensure these demands can be accommodated. R&M has devoted considerable attention to the pressing needs of data centers, which is why we are overhauling our range to BIMMF standards.”


The company’s newly unveiled solutions for data centers consists of Type S MTP modules, MTP adapter plates, HD panels, MTP trunk cables and patch cords. R&M will deliver the Type S MTP modules pre-terminated to enable simple handling and quick assembly. All components will be subjected to stringent one-hundred percent factory testing to help eliminate installation errors.


Furthermore, in order to ensure compatibility and a solid return on investment from the new systems, they have been developed to be easily integrated with the R&MinteliPhy Automated Infrastructure Management (AIM) solution which will soon be launched in the Middle East. This will allow administration and monitoring of the numerous connections in the data center to be automated, thereby simplifying the task for network managers.


Commenting on the new product range, Shibu Vahid, Head of Technical Operations, R&M Middle East, Turkey & Africa said, “R&M always incorporates a forward thinking approach in every product design. Features such as easy patching, colour coding and the ability to exchange modules or use the same modules and patch cords at both ends aid the installation process. Simplified installation means a much lower risk of human error and therefore lower downtime in the long run. We have also made sure that the same systems can be extended to 40GbE standards without having to rebuild the network.”

About Reichle & De-Massari (R&M)

Reichle & De-Massari AG (R&M, develops and manufactures passive cabling solutions for communication networks. With high-quality copper and fiber optic cable products, R&M has gained the reputation of a leader in quality. The company has established its own marketing organizations in 30 countries, grouped into eight sales regions. R&M achieves around two thirds of its sales abroad. Sales in 2012 totaled CHF 183.6 million; EBIT was 0.2% of sales. Every year the company invests 5% of sales in research and development. R&M is one of the 500 largest companies in Switzerland and currently has a workforce of over 700 employees. The company is wholly owned by the Reichle family and is run as an independent family-owned company.

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Marketing Contact:

Sandrine Prat

Marketing & Communication Manager

Regional Office- Middle East & Africa

Reichle & De- Massari MEA

PO Box 54281

Dubai Airport Free Zone K09/K10

Dubai U.A.E

Tel: + 971 4 236 87 61

Fax: +971 4 236 87 62

Email: [email protected]

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