TINLEY PARK, Ill. and RENNES, France — (January 11, 2021) Panduit Corp., a global leader of innovative network infrastructure solutions, announces that it has signed a partner agreement with Cailabs, a French deep tech company and global leader in light beam shaping, for the global rights to integrate Cailabs technology within Panduit’s innovative OneModeTM product portfolio. This is a far-reaching partnership that includes, among other elements of the relationship, exclusive use of the technology for the K-12 (kindergarten through 12th grade) education market in the United States.
Panduit’s OneMode is a passive media converter allowing the deployment of 10 Gbps, 50 Gbps, and faster, using existing multimode fibers, by eliminating modal dispersion. This innovation provides a flexible and affordable solution that reduces the investment in upgrading the multimode cabling infrastructure. Regardless of the network topology, OneMode can transport 10 Gbps or more, and can support the evolution in network traffic, without long, complex, and expensive new cable deployment. OneMode is attractive to the K-12, university, healthcare, enterprise, industrial, and other campus markets because they do not need to trench or rip and replace with new fiber to upgrade their network infrastructure.
“Cailabs is an ideal partner for Panduit to bring significant value to our customers,” said David Weksel, director of strategic growth for Panduit. “This leading-edge technology allows customers with existing fiber backbones running 100 Mbps or 1 Gbps to upgrade performance by up to 100x or better at a fraction of the installation time and cost of traditional upgrade methods. This disrupts the need to replace old multimode with singlemode fiber while protecting investments in the network for years to come.”
Jean-François Morizur, Cailabs CEO adds, “Panduit’s global reach, depth of distribution, and how they embrace innovation to meet or exceed customer expectations makes them a strong match for Cailabs. We’re looking forward to collaborating with Panduit to make OneMode the go-to solution for customers looking to optimize their multimode fiber networks in a campus environment.”
Since 1955, Panduit’s culture of curiosity and passion for problem solving have enabled more meaningful connections between companies’ business goals and their marketplace success. Panduit creates leading-edge physical, electrical, network infrastructure and AV solutions for enterprise-wide environments, from the data center to the telecom room, from the desktop to the plant floor. Headquartered in Tinley Park, Ill., USA and operating in 112 global locations, Panduit’s proven reputation for quality and technology leadership, coupled with a robust partner ecosystem, help support, sustain, and empower business growth in a connected world.