A network card designed to cater for next-generation connectivity speeds uses light sensors to allow optical data transfers along with support for copper cabling.
The C10GT 10 Gb Ethernet PCI-e Adapter from Thecus Technology offers support for the upcoming 10 Gbps Ethernet standard, the manufacturer suggests.
Light sensors in its small form factor pluggable (SFP+) port enable this, while legacy support for copper cable in the SFP+ connector and a copper twin-ax CX4 port complete the connectivity options.
Florence Shih, general manager of Thecus Technology, says: "Next-generation 10 Gb Ethernet is going to be the new standard for enterprises of the future.
"With our new C10GT, businesses can fully leverage the speed and convenience of this advanced technology."
The device is compatible with PCI-e x4 and x8 slots and can withstand operating temperatures of anywhere from the freezing point of water to 70 degrees C, with storage temperatures from -40 to 85 degrees C also acceptable.