Binghamton, NY and Madrid, Spain – 30 September 2013

electroniclinksElectronic Links International, Inc. (ELII) with the headquarters in Binghamton NY, USA and Knowledge Development for POF, S.L (KDPOF) with the headquarters in Madrid, Spain, have reached an agreement whereby ELII will be manufacturing Ethernet Media Converters based on the KDPOF newly developed Gigabit Ethernet POF transceiver chip.

The converter delivers 1 Gbps of data over 50 meter of standard PMMA duplex wire and complies with the recently published 1 Gbps over POF norm DIN VDE v 0885-763.

Both, Mr. Oscar Ciordia, Marketing Director of KDPOF, and Francesco Liburdi, of Electronic Links International, Inc. agree that this new product should facilitate the proliferation of the POF technology with all the related advantages in the commercial market.

For additional information about product features, etc. Please contact Mr. Oscar Ciordia at and or Francesco Liburdi at

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Madrid, September 2013

The German normalization Institution VDE, DKE, has published the first standard which normalizes Gigabit communications over Plastic Optical Fibres. The new norm with number DIN VDE V 0885-763:2013-09 defines the physical layer for a number of high speed PHYs that use Plastic Optical Fibres (POF) as the transmission medium. In addition to multiple media, this document supports different speeds and channel lengths. All the PHYs specified in this document share a common Physical Coding Sublayer (PCS) and a Physical Medium Attachment (PMA) sublayer. This VDE document is structured in a common part that specifies the PCS and PMA sublayers in a general form and separate specifications for each particular PHY (in independent annexes). The specifications for each PHY include the definition of the parameters for the PCS and PMA sublayers and the Physical Medium Dependent (PMD) specifications for the media type used. KDPOF acknowledges the VDE  team that has been working on this new standard for the last three years and celebrates the release of a valuable norm for equipment vendors that intend to release Gigabit POF ready products to the market. The European Telecomunications Normalization Institute ETSI will soon reference the new VDE standard on the next release of their Technical Specification TS 105 75-1-1 for communications over POF. The norm can be purchased at the VDE web-shop: LINK

Búzios (Rio de Janeiro), September 2013

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KDPOF has presented its portfolio of Gigabit POF ASSPs at the 22nd International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibers that has taken place in  Búzios (Rio de Janeiro), Brazil from the 11th to 13th of September.

With a review of the family of ASSPs and its main features, the presentation is part of the market launch activities of the first commercial products delivering true 1 Gbps in Standard Step-Index Plastic Optical Fibre.

You can download the paper