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Strategic collaboration: Rosenberger OSI assembles innovative 3M connectors
Cabling specialist assembles 3M™ Expanded Beam Optical Interconnect with fiber optic cables and distributes the innovative connector

Augsburg, September 23, 2019 – Rosenberger Optical Solutions & Infrastructure (Rosenberger OSI), manufacturer of innovative fiber optic cabling infrastructures in Europe, announces that it has entered into a new wide-ranging cooperation with 3M. Rosenberger OSI is the first company, that assembles the innovative 3M™ Expanded Beam Optical Interconnect connector with fiber optic cables. This connector achieves excellent attenuation values especially in singlemode applications, which is unique on the market to date.

Combined competence for the next data center generation

3M is a global innovation company founded in 1902 with 90,000 employees worldwide. The company has subsidiaries in 70 countries and operates 200 production sites in 38 countries as well as 85 research and development sites in 36 countries. Through the cooperation with Rosenberger OSI, 3M aims to further expand its sales activities and relies on the more than 25 years of expertise of the Europe-wide expert in fiber optic cabling and service solutions for data centers, local networks, telecommunications and industry.

Outstanding attenuation values for singlemode applications

Thanks to the expanded beam optical system, the connector developed by 3M is less sensitive to dirt, so that multiple matings are possible with minimal cleaning effort. 3M™ Expanded Beam Optical Interconnect offers outstanding attenuation values for singlemode applications - insert loss: <0.70 dB and return loss: >55 dB. Optimized for the next data center generation, the expanded beam connector is equipped with a ferrule supporting 12 singlemode or multimode fibers.

"We are pleased about the collaboration with 3M, a well-known global company and will contribute our entire expertise to provide our customers with a revolutionary solution for future cabling projects," says Thomas Schmidt, Managing Director of Rosenberger OSI.

About Rosenberger

Rosenberger is a privately-owned diversified Bavarian manufacturing company with sales of €1,300mio and over 11,000 employees globally. Rosenberger is a development and production leader in RF, Fiber Optic and Interconnect solutions, operating in the Data Center, Mobile Communication, Test + Measurement, Automotive, Medical, Industrial, Telematics and custom machining markets. Rosenberger Fiber Optics employs over 600 people and terminates over 4mio connectors per annum. Since 1991 Rosenberger is an expert in innovative fiber optic cabling infrastructure and service solutions for Data Centers, Local Networks, Telecom and Industrial markets.

Rosenberger North America is headquartered at 309 Colonial Drive, Akron, PA 17501 Telephone: +1 717 859 8900 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Rosenberger Hochfrequenztechnik GmbH & Co. KG, P.O.Box 1260, D-84526, Tittmoning Telephone: +49-8684-18-0