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Optocore Debuts DD32R Interface

Munich, Germany (October 11, 2010)—Optocore has debuted its DD32R interface.

Munich, Germany (October 11, 2010)—Optocore has debuted its DD32R interface.

“With a couple of thousand of the DD32E I/O network converters now serving some of the most demanding installations around the world, it was time to look at how we could improve this device,” states Optocore’s sales and marketing director, Tine Helmle. “The new DD32R meets the challenge head on, offering all the features of the DD32E, plus many new ones. Due to a combination of careful design, streamlined production and adoption of the latest technologies, we have been able to reduce costs by 30 percent.”

At the same time, the DD32R reportedly provides a more energy-efficient option, with a reduced power consumption of 40 percent. “Although a power draw of 22 Watts was still fairly unbelievable for a fully featured, multi-gigabit switch with 64 AES lines, we knew we could improve this further,” continues Helmle. “So now we have reduced it to 14 Watts. Compare this to a computer infrastructure, with 1 G and 10 GB switches and imagine how many thousands of power plants could be spared if they used our equipment!”

The DD32R also includes a full 100-MBit Virtual Ethernet Switch over the entire network. “When using Optocore over the long distances, our 100-MBit works better then most 1-GBit Ethernet devices,” promises Helmle. “On top of that, the Virtual Ethernet Switch provides redundancy without the need for special programming.”

Finally, according to the company, all “R” series devices will operate down to minus 20 degrees Celsius and feature 50µ hard-gold-plated connectors.