Sumitomo Electric Lightwave Introduces New 4th Level Data Center Solutions Product Line

  Sumitomo Electric Lightwave Introduces New 4th Level Data Center Solutions
  Product Line

2013 BICSI Winter Conference Booth # 323

Business Wire

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. -- January 15, 2013

Sumitomo Electric Lightwave (, a major manufacturing
leader in optical fiber and connectivity solutions, today announced the
official launch of its new 4^th Level Data Center Solutions product line. 4^th
Level provides a unique fully integrated and end to end optical fiber solution
that meets the unfulfilled needs of today’s evolving data centers for
real-time, onsite, and flexible optical fiber infrastructure design.

Over two years in development, the 4^th Level product line was built around
the core concept of offering data center and enterprise network managers and
installers an affordable, quick, and easy method to achieve a truly customized
optical fiber infrastructure on-site, thereby providing the maximum
flexibility for real-time adjustments, exact length cable builds, and
immediate connectivity that current data center systems promoting
pre-terminated cable and plug n play solutions cannot accommodate.

The market success of Sumitomo’s Lynx2 CustomFit® Splice-On Connectors (SC,
LC, FC, ST) and the Lynx2-MPO™, 4^th Level’s flagship products, was another
determining factor for the company’s decision to develop a fully integrated
optical fiber solution ranging from high-speed transmission cables to the most
advanced precision installation equipment and tools including fusion splicers
and optical fiber cleavers. To the Lynx2 innovation, the company has added
plenum and riser rated distribution and interconnect cables, patch panels and
cassettes, and options including cable assemblies to offer the customer a wide
array of choices in the customization of the network infrastructure.

Each 4^th Level product has been designed for the speed, immediate
scalability, space savings, and high performance required by the high density
data center and enterprise network to ensure a cost effective and customized
optical fiber infrastructure migration from 10Gbit/s to 40 and 100 Gbit/s and

“Our goal is to offer data center managers, design engineers, and installers
the freedom and control to customize, rapidly change, repair and restore the
network infrastructure in real-time without the logistic delays and the fixed
and inflexible solutions of the past,” comments Joshua Seawell, Sumitomo
Electric Lightwave’s director of its Lightwave Network Products division.
“With the launch of the 4^th Level product line, Sumitomo Electric Lightwave
has achieved this goal, meeting the needs of its customers for new and better

To assist in the launch of the 4^th Level product line, Sumitomo Electric
Lightwave’s marketing team has designed a new logo, initiated a pre-launch
advertising campaign, and developed the 4^th Level Network Solutions Optical
Fiber Infrastructure Guide. 4^th Level is officially being launched with a
showcase of various products at the BICSI 2013 Winter Conference, January 20 –
24, in Tampa, Florida, Booth # 323.

About Sumitomo Electric Lightwave: Sumitomo Electric Lightwave (SEL), located
in Research Triangle Park, NC, is a leader in the design, innovation, and
manufacturing of optical fiber and connectivity solutions, including optical
fiber, fiber optic cable, fusion splicers & accessories, field installable
connectors, and its FutureFlex® Air-blown Network Solutions. SEL is a wholly
owned subsidiary of Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd, a global leader in the
innovation, development, and manufacturing of products to advance the
information and communications industry. For more information, please call
800-358-7378, email, or visit


Sumitomo Electric Lightwave
Technical Contact:
Joshua Seawell, 919-541-8100
Director, Lightwave Network Products
Editorial Contact:
Alexandra Manning, 919-541-8383
Marketing & Communications Manager
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