Whether it’s outside plant (OSP) infrastructure, links between equipment in the data center, or the backbone in a LAN, a light source and power meter (LSPM) test set is the most vital of all tools for testing an installed fiber plant. Most specifications require Tier 1 testing per TIA and ISO standards using an LSPM to calculate total insertion loss and length. And even if a specification calls for Tier 2 testing, which requires an
optical time domain reflectometer (OTDR) for determining insertion loss and reflection of individual connection points, final insertion loss testing still needs to be done with an LSPM test set that provides the most accurate overall channel loss testing.
Innerduct has long been used to protect and segregate fiber optic cables installed in conduit outside-plant and premise environments. It also protects and segregates fiber cables in cable tray throughout telecommunications spaces and pathways. But did you know that there are multiple types of innerduct available? Where, how, and to what distance you plan to deploy fiber cables will dictate what type of innerduct is right for your project. Let’s look at the options.
Everyone knows that Category 6A twisted-pair cabling offers augmented performance over Category 6—hence the “A” for augmented. But understanding technically how Cat 6A compares to Cat 6 can help you determine which is best for your specific application needs and budget.
While achieving net zero is a significant challenge, more smart buildings are hitting the milestone. In 2020, the New Building Institute verified 700 net-zero facilities in North America, and it expects the number to increase by as much as 50% every two years. One approach to net zero is with a direct current (DC) power distribution system that incorporates a renewable microgrid with energy storage to generate and deliver enough DC power to support building loads while eliminating the inefficiencies of traditional AC grid power. Incentives and technological advancements can facilitate the adoption of DC power distribution.
Employers have been taking advantage of empty desks and upgrading IT infrastructure to future-proof workplaces with the hope that they will eventually return to full occupancy. Creating a smart office involves equipping […]
Find out why organizations might have a hard time realizing energy savings and energy efficiency as they weigh wired vs. wireless network connectivity. Read the full article at: http://www.techtarget.com
Fiber reached more than 1.4 million U.S. commercial buildings and data centers by the end of 2022, according to Vertical Systems Group’s ENS @Fiber research service. However, that number represents only about 28% of total U.S. commercial sites, according to the market research firm.
As service providers and hyperscale providers progress in advancing artificial intelligence, algorithms, 5G networks, and augmented and virtual reality, it is creating a greater demand for data center liquid cooling.
According to the latest research by InsightAce Analytic, the global data center liquid cooling market size was valued at $3.56 billion in 2022, and it is expected to reach $31 billion in 2031, recording a promising CAGR of 27.2% during the forecast period of 2023-2031.
All cable suppliers say that if you want a long-term warranty on your installation, #certification is required. There are other benefits for you as the installer, too: protection in case of disputes, quality control, even your reputation among your customers and the competition. Let’s look at the value of certification for your projects in different situations.
In this blog, we’ll take a look at some approaches data centers can take to handle the transition from their legacy fiber configurations to newer designs that will place them on a path to 1.6T and beyond, or to those next-generation applications, for their capacity needs.