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CBO announces Cooperation with CERN

CBO announces Cooperation with CERN

Network component manufacturer CBO today announced its collaboration on the White Rabbit project with CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research.

CERN is the operator of the largest particle physics laboratory in the world, providing mainly particle accelerators and other high-energy physics infrastructures. CERN's computing facility is also used to store and analyse experimental data and to simulate various high-volume events.

The White Rabbit project is a flexible and modular real-time Ethernet-based network for universal data transfer and synchronization. It can synchronize over 1000 nodes with less than one nanosecond accuracy over fiber lengths of up to 10 kilometers and enables deterministic delivery of messages of highest priority. To achieve synchronization in nanoseconds, White Rabbit uses Synchronous Ethernet (SyncE) for the synchronization and the Precision Time Protocol (PTP) according to the IEEE 1588 standard for time communication.

A bidirectional exchange of the synchronization messages of the Precision Time Protocol enables a precise adjustment of the clock phase and offset. The connection delay is accurately known from precise hardware time stamps and the calculation of the delay asymmetry. A White Rabbit network can only be used to provide timing and synchronization for a distributed electronic system or to provide timing and real-time data transmission.

CBO provides a BlueOptics LC Simplex Bidi SFP transceiver solution for the White Rabbit Project to enable the data connections of the high availability network applications. For the connection of the White Rabbit switches an SFP Bidi pair is used which transmits different wavelengths in each direction via a single single-mode fiber strand connection.

The matching BlueOptics products from CBO can be found here:
1000BASE-BX-D SFP Bidi
1000BASE-BX-U SFP Bidi

For more information on the White Rabbit Switch, please visit: https://www.ohwr.org/projects/white-rabbit/wiki/switch

About CBO

CBO produces active and passive products based on optical transmission technology as well as copper technology for indoor and outdoor use. This includes solutions for the implementation in public or office buildings, wide area data networks as well as broadband telecommunication networks. Among other things the product portfolio currently includes: Optical Transceivers for data and telecom applications, Direct Attach Cables (DAC), Active Optical Cables (AOC), MPO/MTP Solutions, xWDM Solutions, Fiber Optic Patch Cables, PLC Splitters, SAS Solutions, WDM Multiplexers, Installation Cables, Components for Data Centers, FTTX Solutions and Accessories and much more.

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