R&M, the globally active developer and provider of cabling systems for high-quality network infrastructures, based in Wetzikon, Switzerland, is expecting not just one but several quantum leaps in network technology. Transmission rates will grow fourfold in the coming years. For data center FO networks that means a leap from 100 to 400 Gbit/s. In copper cabling, category 8.1 and the leap from 10 to 40 Gbit/s are in the offing. R&M is working on innovative solutions in both worlds – fiber-optic and copper cabling. They are to make the road to the future easier for users and offer palpable advantages. The current technology trends are all featured in the latest R&M specialist magazine CONNECTIONS No. 53.

The market is currently offering users - particularly those in the data center market - a surprising abundance of solutions for the next generation of optical connectivity. These aim to transport even more data even faster using fiber optics – in as small a space, with as little energy and at the lowest costs possible.

The connectivity solution which will enable data centers to make the successful leap to 400 Gigabit Ethernet is presented in the magazine's FOCUS article.

Along with product innovations and further enthralling background reports, R&M has also included a number of case studies with customers from all over the world. At the world's largest airport in Istanbul and at the largest shopping mall in Central Switzerland, R&M has implemented compelling solutions that offer genuine value added.

About R&M

R&M (Reichle & De-Massari AG) is a globally active group of companies in the information and communication technology sectors, based in Wetzikon, Switzerland. The company develops, manufactures and sells future-proof products and systems for communication and data networks. Thanks to its innovative strength, R&M now covers the entire connectivity range alongside network cabling. R&M network solutions can be used in LAN, telecommunication, Fiber to the Home and data centers. The family company founded in 1964 has its own production plants in 13 locations.