Amphenol Now Offering 3M Active Optical Cable (AOC) Assemblies for QSFP+ Applications; QDR InfiniBand Certified and Capable of up to 40 GbE Speeds at CablesOnDemand.com
Endicott, NY (PRWEB) February 06, 2013
Amphenol, the world's second largest interconnect manufacturer, formally announced the expansion of its high-speed 10-Gigabit and 40-Gigabit product portfolio to now include Active Optical Cable (AOC) assemblies from 3M. This powerful new optical QSFP/QSFP+ cable series, precision-engineered by 3M Interconnect Solutions, have been made available online through Amphenols Cables on Demand (http://www.CablesOnDemand.com) division.
Active Optical Cables for CX4 and QSFP/QSFP+ applications are the logical evolution to Amphenols popular copper line-up of high-speed cable assemblies, according to Nick Blas, Product Marketing Manager for Amphenol Cables on Demand. There are upwards of half-a-million Amphenol brand Passive Copper Cables deployed worldwide for CX4 and QSFP/QSFP+ applications, he said. Mr. Blas noted that despite the popularity and cost-effectiveness of using copper-based interconnect systems, there are distinct design limitations that must be considered.
Perhaps the most critical design limitation of copper interconnect technology is cable length. Mr. Blas emphasized, Amphenols Passive Copper CX4 Cables, operating at 10-Gigabits per second, are designed to operate at distances no longer than 15m (50 feet) in length. Passive Copper QSFP/QSFP+ Cables, operating at quadruple that data-rate (40-Gigabits per second), are designed to operate at distances of 7m (23 feet) max. These lengths work great for intra-rack cabling applications, but modern data centers often demand lengthy cable installations between racks or clusters.
Amphenols partners at 3M Interconnect Solutions have addressed the aforementioned challenges by leveraging their expertise in electro-optical circuit design and high-speed I/O devices. While the Active Optical Cables (CX4, QSFP/QSFP+) offered by 3M appear to have identical connectors to their Amphenol copper counterparts, they have far more advanced opto-electronic circuitry underneath for translating high-speed signals across fiber optic cables. Each 3M connector for QSFP/QSFP+ applications (one per cable end) consists of a directly attached, individual Fiber Optic Transceiver Module. Each module is responsible for transmitting data at 40.0 Gigabits per second down a designated length of OM2+ multimode fiber optic cabling.
Due to multimode OM2+ fiber optic cablings extremely high native bandwidth, signals that were once constrained by coppers length limitations can now be transmitted successfully up to 100 meters away (330 feet) via Active Optical Cable technology from 3M. Each Active Optical Cable sold arrives as a fully finished cable assembly ready for plug-and-play installation into your network infrastructure. Amphenol Cables on Demand presently stocks 3M Active Optical Cables in three primary configurations: QSFP to QSFP, QSFP to CX4 and CX4 to CX4.
AOC Configuration #1, QSFP to QSFP Active Optical Cables, which may also be utilized/listed as QSFP+ to QSFP+ Active Optical Cables, are available now in lengths ranging from 10m (32.8) to 100m (328). The most technologically capable of the three AOC configurations, this cable features an SFF-8436 compliant connector on each end. This ensures universal compatibility with both QSFP ports, generally installed on QDR InfiniBand equipment -- and QSFP+ ports, generally installed on 40-Gigabit Ethernet equipment.
AOC Configuration #2, QSFP to CX4 Active Optical Cables, which may also be utilized/listed as QSFP to CX4 Hybrid or Converter Cables, are available now in lengths ranging from 10m (32.8) to 50m (164). This cable is essentially a hybrid of two distinct generations of technology allowing users to interface newer QSFP/QSFP+ enabled gear running at 40.0 Gbps or higher with legacy CX4 enabled gear running at approximately 5.0 Gbps per channel.
AOC Configuration #3, CX4 to CX4 Active Optical Cables, which may also be utilized/listed as SDR/DDR InfiniBand or 3.125-Gigabit Ethernet Active Optical Cables, are available now in lengths ranging from 10m (32.8) to 50m (164). This cable is intended specifically to link up similar legacy network/storage devices equipped with SFF-8470 style CX4/InfiniBand ports. Optimized for Double Data Rate (DDR) signal-sets; ensuring high data throughput up to 20.0 Gbps.
As a special introductory offer for new prospective Active Optical Cable (AOC) customers, Amphenol Cables on Demand is making available for a limited time only an Exclusive $ 100.00 OFF Coupon Code that can be applied towards your first 3M Active Optical Cable purchase at http://www.CablesOnDemand.com. Simply enter Coupon Code AOCSALE at checkout through 2/28/2013 to redeem this special offer.
Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH) is the second largest manufacturer of connectors and cables worldwide, comprised of over fifty industry-leading divisions including Times Fiber Communications, Times Microwave Systems, Teradyne Connection Systems, Amphenol Interconnect Products and Amphenol RF. Since 1934, Amphenol Engineers have designed innovative interconnect solutions such as the BNC and UHF connector series, SKEWCLEAR wire technology, and XCede backplane architecture.
Amphenol Cables on Demand, launched in 2006, is Amphenol's first wholly owned subsidiary optimized for the distribution of Amphenol brand cable products online. Based in Endicott, NY, Cables on Demand offers same day shipping before 3:00PM Eastern on over 3,000 unique cable SKUs. The company's high product mix supports a vast array of applications including Network, Broadcast, Test, Instrumentation, Audio/Video, Data Storage, Clustered Computers, Prototyping, Automation, Industrial Control, WiFi, Automotive and Avionics.
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San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) December 1, 2005
Monster Cable Products- the leading manufacturer of high-performance cable and power for home theater, car, and Apple iPods-recently announced the launch of their new subsidiary set to raise the caliber on the way listeners hear music. The Monster Music Division will provide real music lovers the chance to experience their favorite songs with a surreal sense of quality through the "monstrous" innovation known as Monster Music SuperDiscs.
Fully compatible with CD, DVD, iPOD devices, Monster Music SuperDiscs offers advanced features to enhance the consumers listening experience. The limited edition Monster Music SuperDiscs are carefully mixed and mastered to bring out all the clarity, detail, and excitement of the original performance.
Most SuperDisc packages will include 2 high performance discs. One disc will feature a Stereo mix that plays on any CD player. The other plays in any DVD player format features High Definition Surround Sound in Dolby Digital and DTS 96/24, as well as, High Definition Stereo that sounds exactly the same as the studio master file. In addition, some discs feature multiple mixes that allow listeners with a home theater system to select their own Surround Experience. Listeners will be able to choose to be in the audience of a live concert or on stage right in the middle of the band.
For consumers who listen to music through their computer and portable music players, SuperDiscs include High Definition Digital Music files encoded directly from the master recordings. These files are ready to drag and drop into any music program including iTunes and Apple iPod. A special incentive for Apple iPod listeners are the Dolby Headphones encoded music files that will give the iPod a surround sound music experience through any pair of headphones. Monster Music SuperDiscs are also the first music releases to be certified by THX for high quality sound and picture, multiple surround experiences, and digital music file quality.
One of the first to be released is a SuperDisc of Ray Charles - Genius Loves Company, winner of 8 Grammy Awards including Album of the Year and Best Surround Sound Album. For Rock, Universal is releasing the latest live DVD of its top group, 3 Doors Down, exclusively through Monster Music. Other titles in the first group of releases include: Vince Guaraldis Original Soundtrack Recording for A Charlie Brown Christmas; David Benoits brainchild -- a 40th Anniversary Salute to A Charlie Brown Christmas featuring guest artists new interpretations of the classic tracks; a powerful live set by jazz great Peter Cincotti complete with a concert video performance.
Monster Music SuperDiscs will cover all popular genres. However, unlike a music label that signs artists, Monster Music is mainly working with other labels to release SuperDisc versions of their top artists and top releases, often at the same time as the labels regular CD release. The Monster Music SuperDiscs offer listeners a unique opportunity to have a high quality experience of their music and who their favorite artists truly are.
With all the features, the Monster Music SuperDiscs are priced slightly higher at $ 24.99 whereas regular CDs typically range from $ 12.99-$ 18.99 depending on the artist and specific release. However, the Monster Music SuperDiscs are guaranteed to change the way music is heard, and the synergy with one of the leading producer of electronic goods ensures that these high quality CD's will guarantee listeners "monstrous" results at a reasonable price point. For any press or media inquiries regarding the Monster Music Division, please contact Syreta Oglesby of The T3 Agency at (201)-658-3711.
Monster Cable Products, Inc. was founded in 1979 by Noel Lee, then a laser-fusion design engineer at Lawrence-Livermore Laboratory as well as an audiophile and professional drummer. Lee discovered that, when hooked up to loudspeakers, wires of different constructions produced varying degrees of audio performance. From this discovery, he developed a high performance speaker cable -- naming it Monster Cable -- and literally created an industry. The invention of Monster Cable created a new product category that revolutionized the audio market. Prior to Monster Cable, most stereo systems were wired with ordinary "zip-cord," the same cable used for electrical household and lamp wire.
Lee chose the name "Monster" because it sounded strong and powerful. It became an immediate hit with consumers. In fact, the name Monster Cable is so synonymous with high quality and high performance; customers often assume that any cable they purchase in reputable stores will be Monster, even though there are other cable brands. Monster is now the world's leading manufacturer of high performance cables that connect audio/video components for home, car and professional use as well as computers and computer games. Monster Cable is an indispensable component for music lovers, audiophiles, recording studios, sound professionals, musicians, custom-installers and home theatre enthusiasts. Monster's audio cables increase the clarity, dynamics and power of the audio signals that travel through them. Monster video cables deliver the sharpest, clearest picture possible with naturally vivid color from traditional and digital television, projectors, home theatre and satellite systems. Monster Game products let enthusiasts enjoy the ultimate gaming experience by maximizing sound and video quality of a gaming system. Monster Power, a division of Monster Cable, delivers cleaner AC power to A/V components and computer products and high joule surge protection for maximum performance. Monster offers over 4000 products and is sold in over 80 countries worldwide.
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Yamaha Expands Premium Sound Bar Lineup, Adding Uncompressed Streaming Audio, Ability to Use Existing TV & Cable Box Remotes
Buena Park, CA (PRWEB) August 31, 2012
Yamaha Corporation of America, AV Division, today introduced the YSP-4300 and YSP-3300 Digital Sound Projectors, the latest additions to its award-winning Premium Front Surround Systems that connect directly to TVs to deliver high-quality 7.1-channel audio. These elegant models incorporate the companys proprietary YSP front surround sound technology with powerful 130W wireless active subwoofers that transform any TV room into a true home theater. The YSP-4300, which adds a front panel USB port for audio playback from a variety of devices, as well as an FM tuner, is an all-in-one home entertainment hub. The YSP-4300 will be available in December for an MSRP of $ 1,899.95 and the YSP-3300 will be available in November for an MSRP of $ 1599.95.
While most sound bars offer a virtual surround experience, Yamahas Digital Sound Projectors use YSP technology to create sound beams that are bounced off walls to deliver side and rear audio content. In addition to providing true surround, with a more enveloping listening experience, this same technology enables a unique feature called Target Mode, in which sound is aimed at a specific listening position. Target Mode enables numerous use case scenarios, from enjoying TV programs at night without disturbing others, to creating a focused listening area in noisy environments. The versatile, low-profile design of YSP-4300 and YSP-3300 enable them to conveniently fit in front of a TV, eliminating the need for additional speakers, cabling and stands that can clutter home entertainment spaces. The sound bar components of each system measure just over three-inches in height, and have adjustable feet that enable use with virtually any flat-screen video display without blocking the picture. Both models also feature built-in IR repeaters so that TVs can communicate with their remote controls even if the sound bar components cover the TVs remote sensor.
The included wireless subwoofers can be positioned either vertically or horizontally, giving users an unobtrusive, space-efficient environment. Each model incorporates Yamahas improved yAired technology for a higher performing wireless connection between the sound bar and subwoofer.
Customers love our YSP-2200 two-piece front surround system. They appreciate the great surround sound reproduction and the sound bar components compact size and style, said Tom Sumner, senior vice-president, Yamaha Corporation of America. Now we are expanding the line along the same concept and adding sound and convenience enhancements, such as additional drivers and improved powered wireless subwoofers, to make them even better suited for the serious home theater enthusiast.
The YSP-4300 creates an immersive multi-channel surround sound experience for listeners by reflecting the detailed 7.1 sound beams off the walls around them via 22 individual speaker drivers each with its own digital amplifier. Two additional woofers placed in the center unit improve stereo audio and dialog clarity, while the components larger cabinet provides an excellent sound blend with the wireless subwoofer. With 324 Watts of power, the YSP-4300 is fully loaded and capable of delivering an extraordinary surround sound experience for any room.
The YSP-3300 creates a similar listening environment via 16 speaker beam drivers and 2 woofers, each powered by individual digital amplifiers. This model produces a total of 262 Watts of power, including the wireless subwoofer.
The YSP-4300 and YSP-3300 decode HD Audio signals (Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD) and feature 10 CINEMA DSP programs for movies, music and gaming. Yamahas proprietary Compressed Music Enhancer improves the sound of compressed sources such as MP3 files.
HDMI connectivity (4 in/1 out; 4K2K/3D /CEC / ARC) enables the full enjoyment of 1080p monitors, 3D sources and Blu-ray disc players and HDTV set top boxes.
Yamaha has also improved its exclusive IntelliBeam Automated System Calibration, which makes it easier than ever to set up these systems for optimized sound performance in any room.
Both models work with the optional Yamaha YIT-W12 yAired transmitter that is designed to wirelessly stream music from Apple iPods, iPhones and PCs. It supports uncompressed linear PCM for high-quality audio. The YIT-W12 will be available in November for an MSRP of $ 59.95.
For more information, write Yamaha Corporation of America, AV Division, P.O. Box 6660, Buena Park, CA 90620; telephone (714) 522-9105 or visit http://4wrd.it/YSP_SERIES.
Yamaha Corporation of America (YCA) is one of the largest subsidiaries of Yamaha Corporation, Japan and offers a full line of award-winning musical instruments, sound reinforcement and home entertainment products to the U.S. market. Products include: Yamaha acoustic, digital and hybrid pianos, portable keyboards, guitars, acoustic and electronic drums, band and orchestral instruments, marching percussion products, synthesizers, professional digital and analog audio equipment, Steinberg recording products and Nexo commercial audio products, as well as AV receivers, amplifiers, Blu-ray/CD players, iPod docking systems, home-theater-in-a-box systems, earphones, headphones, sound bars, and its exclusive line of Digital Sound Projectors. YCA markets innovative, finely crafted technology and entertainment products and musical instruments targeted to the hobbyist, education, worship, professional music, installation and consumer markets.
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Beatsofdre.net Along with Monster Cable, Brings the Next Top-of-the-Line Noise-Canceling Headphones by Dr. Dre
Columbia, MO (PRWEB) November 24, 2012
It's been three years since the world was first introduced to the Beats by Dr. Dre headphone line, and it's definitely grown to become a Monster of a business (pun intended). From ear buds to portable speakers to iPod docks to laptops, Dr. Dre and Monster have hit every market imaginable and now with the newly launched Beatsofdre.net, an interactive, easy and fun site lets consumers take control of their music listening experience. Instead of searching for the absolute best headphones at unreasonable prices, beatsofdre.net not only brings consumers the best shopping experience, but the best factory outlet prices out there.
The new generation of consumer listens to music at an astounding rate, so why wouldnt you want the best listening experience. Beatsofdre.net offers headphones that when powered up, have unsurpassed noise cancellation ability, eliminating the lower ambient sounds as well as the high-end hiss commonly heard in cheaper noise-canceling pairs.
Its time to take the next step in the music listening experience. At the newly launched Beatsofdre.net, it is your one-stop shopping experience for the absolutely best headphones, portable speakers, and everything in between. Beatsofdre.net features cutting-edge noise cancellation abilities, the best audio performance, along with a vast selection to choose from. Best of all, you get the best service and prices out there.
The famous "b" logo on the right ear cup acts as a mute button if you want to hear something without taking the headphones off-just hold it down to silence music and disable noise cancellation. The Beats' true asset, however, is its audio performance. The headphones offer intense low end. We placed them through deep-bass boot camp, and they passed with flying colors with thumping drum machines and resonant synch done justice. More bass doesn't mean a better pair of headphones, but for those who crave an extra helping of low-end, Beatsofdre.net will serve it up gracefully.
With the holidays upon us, Beatsofdre.net has it covered by offering the best of everything music with products that are not only competitively priced, but are shipped promptly. It is the easiest, most ideal gift solution for even the most particular of people. Whether they are a casual listener or the next Dr. Dre, we have it covered.
For more information about Beatsofdre.net, or to get started listening to what the pros do, visit http://www.beatsofdre.net.
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