Direct Attach Copper:
Direct Attach Copper (DAC), offers a cost-effective and simple alternative to 10G, 25G, 40G, 100G and 400G on short distances and is widely applied in a storage area network, data centre or high-performance computing connectivity environment. DAC provides a solution that is cost-effective with low power consumption and low latency. Available as passive and active, DAC can be ordered in any length required within the technical limitations.
Active Optical Cables:
Active Optical Cable (AOC), is suitable for longer distances than DAC can support, low weight and low power consumption, with the added benefit of durability in terms of bendable cable radius and superior simplicity and cost-effective compared to using a transceiver and fiber patch cable. Currently available from 10G up to 400G and distances up to 200m.
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