OFS improves Rollable Ribbon fiber-optic microcables for metro networks

OFS announced an expansion of its microcable product line with the introduction of its RollR200 Central Core (CC) Rollable Ribbon Microcable at ISE EXPO 2021. The RollR200 CC Rollable Ribbon Microcable features 432 optical fibers in a gel-free central core design optimized for microduct installations. This latest-generation cabling solution can help take metro networks to the next level with increased fiber density, enhanced performance, and speed of deployment.Read the full article at: http://www.cablinginstall.com

How IoT Solutions helps Elderly to stay Safe and Independent

As technology advances, IoT may assist in resolving challenges faced by seniors. Data acquired from IoT devices are used to create an individual’s daily story by monitoring their routine, detecting discrepancies, and, if necessary, alerting emergency services. Connected IoT devices in the home boost security; experts predict that by 2017, 50 million wireless consumer health monitoring gadgets will be sold, making the smart home a reality.

Why Edge Computing and why now? –

most IT departments have still only been managing IT infrastructure consisting of thousands of end points on their network. IoT (Internet of Things) devices and smart phones changed all that. Now, there are literally billions of devices that want to process instructions, collect data and communicate with the centre in real-time.

Webinar: New MPO Multi-Fiber Connectors at the Tower – New Test Requirements for Fiber Inspection

The use of MPO (Multi-Fiber Push on) Connectors is growing in today’s Wireless networks. 5G is driving this change by requiring more bandwidth and fibers throughout the Mobility network. Traditional Fiber architectures include simplex and/or duplex Fiber connectors, these new MPO connectors present new and unique challenges to installation and maintenance at the Tower. This session will review the emergence of these new connectors, their place in 5G network architecture, new test requirements and challenges presented.

The New World of 400 Gbps Ethernet

The new IEEE Std 802.3bs-2017 standard for 400G and 200G Ethernet continues the rapid development of Ethernet to accommodate the increasing bandwidth demands of cloud data centers. The current 400G specifications cover only fiber optic media, pushing the limits of optical lane speeds and the number of parallel fibers in a link.