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Napatech to Debut World's First 100 Gbps CFP4-Based Analysis Demonstration

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COPENHAGEN, Denmark, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Napatech (OSE: NAPA), the world's leading supplier of accelerators for network management and security applications, today announced the debut of the world's first 100 Gbps CFP4-based analysis demonstration at Interop Tokyo 2014. The CFP4 form factor provides a smaller physical size for 100 Gbps interfaces than previous larger standards. The power consumption is also lower and it is available in a long range version.

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  • The CFP4 form factor and power budget were an important part of Napatech achieving PCI-SIG® compliance.
  • The CFP4 Multi-Source Agreement (MSA) specifications were finalized in March 2014.
  • The demonstration will be conducted using the following configuration:
  • Dell PowerEdge R720 server
  • Two Napatech PCI-SIG® compliant NT100E3-1-PTP accelerators
  • Sumitomo Electric 100GBASE-LR4 CFP4 optical transceiver modules
  • Napatech will debut the 100 Gbps CFP4-based analysis demonstration at Interop Tokyo, booth 6C17 from June 11-13.


Erik Norup, president and CMO, Napatech, said:

"As we enter the 100G era, network equipment manufacturers will need products that can help them stay one step ahead of the data growth curve. Napatech is leading the way with the application of 100 Gbps technology, allowing our joint customers to develop reliable 100 Gbps analysis appliances."

Nobu Kuwata, general manager, Technology and Marketing Department, Sumitomo Electric Device Innovations, Inc., said:

"The new CFP4 form factor optical transceiver, with low power dissipation, is the best solution to realize compact and high port count 100G optical systems. We are pleased to support the new generation of optical transport equipment."

Read more about 100 Gbps network analysis in "Faster than the Future in the 100G Era."

About Napatech

Napatech is the world leader in accelerating network management and security applications. As data volume and complexity grow, the performance of these applications needs to stay ahead of the speed of networks in order to do their jobs. We make this possible, for even the most demanding financial, telecom, corporate and government networks. Now and in the future, we enable our customers' applications to run faster than the networks they need to manage and protect.

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