Approved Networks announces new active power cables to enhance its product line

Approved AECs allow distances of up to 7 meters over 400G links while maintaining high throughput deliverability and presents the only universal and efficient 400g (4×100) breakout solution.

LAKE FOREST, Calif., September 01, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Approved Networks, a brand of Legrand, an industry leader and authority on the programming, testing and distribution of quality third-party optics, today announced the addition of cables active power cables (AEC) to its extensive product offering of optical transceivers, direct attach copper cables (DAC), active optical cables (AOC) and passive solutions.

“Approved’s OEM-ready AECs are the perfect solution for our data center customers who want to leverage 400G in their switch-to-server environments,” said Kurt Dunteman, vice president, business development, Approved Networks. “AECs are the ideal next-generation connectivity solution, delivering longer distances than DACs while reducing power up to 50% less than AOCs and optical transceivers.”

As an improvement to traditional direct-attach copper cables, AECs provide a more flexible and robust solution to DACs and optical solutions. AECs provide cleaner signal, lower noise and higher amplification with smaller wire harness sizes for better cable management. The advent of AECs enables distances of up to 7 meters over 400G links while maintaining high-speed deliverability and represents the only universal and efficient 400G (4×100) breakout solution. Approved’s AEC programming is guaranteed compatible with all major OEM switch and server boards.

About trusted networks

Approved Networks, a Legrand brand in the Data, Power, and Control division, provides cost-effective, high-performance optical solutions to a global network of Fortune 500 Enterprise, Data Center and Service Provider partners. For over 30 years, Approved has been the industry authority in OEM alternative optical network connectivity through a commitment to technical engineering, strict quality standards, extensive testing capabilities, and customer service and dedicated support – before, during and after deployment. More than 10,000 customers in more than 40 countries trust Approved Networks transceivers, DACs, AOCs and passive solutions to light up their networks.

About Legrand

Legrand is the world specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures. Its comprehensive offering of solutions for the commercial, industrial and residential markets makes it a benchmark for customers around the world. The Group captures technological and societal trends with a sustainable impact on buildings with the aim of improving life by transforming living, working and meeting spaces with electrical, digital infrastructures and simple, innovative and sustainable connected solutions. Based on an approach involving all teams and stakeholders, Legrand is pursuing its strategy of profitable and responsible growth, driven by acquisitions and innovation, with a steady flow of new offers, including products at higher high value in use (more buoyant segments: datacenters, energy efficiency offers and programs). Legrand achieved a turnover of 7.0 billion euros in 2021. The company is listed on Euronext Paris and is notably part of the CAC 40 and CAC 40 ESG indices. (ISIN code FR0010307819).

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Kati Miale
Approved Networks, a brand of Legrand
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