Dynatem has introduced a 10-Gigabit Ethernet-over-copper network interface card (NIC) aimed at the data center market.
Announced Tuesday, the MAX Copper has 10GbE performance for distances up to 10 meters. Dynatem said the product represents connectivity at half the cost and half the power consumption of fiber optic short-reach alternatives.
In a statement, the firm said: “A MAX Copper-based backbone solution provides an attractive alternative to a 10GBASE-CX4 solution by enabling IT managers to implement short-reach 10GbE links over readily available, inexpensive UTP cables.”
The small formfactor with VATIV copper PHY fits in a standard server PCI or PCI-X slot, according to Dynatem, which said also that a MAX Copper server adapter enables enterprises to deploy 10GbE in a range of servers. The product can be fitted also to standard CAT5e or CAT6 cabling as well as to RJ-45 connectors.