Industry standards such as Ethernet and USB help ensure the interoperability of the computers, peripherals, and networks we depend on every day. Compliance testing is essential because any level of incompatibility can be costly in time and money for vendors and end-users. Here’s a big surprise: if you peruse the compliance criteria, plug-and-play may be less robust than we might imagine. The underlying issue is the cascade of incompatibility percentages. When the interoperability numbers from connected devices are multiplied, the result is low enough to introduce significant risk. This is especially true for automated test systems.
Tellabs’ 1000 Multiservice Access Platform (MSAP) Feature Package 18.0 (FP18), and the newly introduced Tellabs IP-POTS VoIP plug-in card, have entered the company’s Limited Availability product lifecycle process. Specifically introduced to “provide a graceful, and cost-effective, migration from analog voice to VoIP,” the new Tellabs 1000 IP-POTS card enables SIP conversion of existing analog POTS, eliminating the need for TDM switch terminations.
What’s bend radius? Why does it matter when installing fiber optic cable? It can make the difference between a successful install and a disaster. A very costly disaster at that. The February issue of the FOA newsletter looks at installing fiber optic cable properly and understanding cable bend radius.
Network and cabling professionals are likely to come across different Ethernet cabling standards over the course of their career. These range from legacy installs of CAT3 and CAT5e — to the modern ultra-high-performance data center CAT8 standard. Yet, for most access-layer installs, CAT6 and CAT6A are the two most common standards to choose from. This cabling will be responsible for connecting end devices such as PC’s, laptops, WiFi access points and a plethora of Internet of Things (IoT) devices.
Installer of the Year, ICT Woman of the Year, and the Pfister Award for Excellence in the Telecommunications Industry were among the awards bestowed upon deserving professionals Wednesday, February 12.
Siemon has released its new WheelHouse® Interactive Data Center Guide, designed to make it easy for data center owners and operators to identify Siemon solutions for solving common data center challenges. The Guide is a visually appealing, easy-to-use web-based and mobile-friendly platform that guides users through a data center space where they can select from the key challenges facing managed service providers (MSPs) and other owners and operators.
The world’s biggest phone show, Mobile World Congress, is no longer taking place this year. After coronavirus threatened to throw MWC into chaos, the GSM Association (GSMA), which organizes the show, has now canceled it. It comes after more than a week of exhibitors and companies pulling out of MWC.
Berk-Tek this month announced the release of two new cable products.The company’s new, comprehensive line of fiber-optic ribbon cables delivers significant space savings for high-density applications. Also introduced was Berk-Tek’s LANmark-SST, a high-performing, small-diameter Category 6A cable which offers better flexibility, optimized cable management, and improved tray-fill ratio than the average Category 6A cable, making it ideal for high-density installations.
Tellabs and EXFO showcased a live demonstration of “the ever-increasing bandwidths possible over PON while preserving investments in existing fiber cabling, splitters, and equipment, at the Winter BICSI Conference.
Siemon will lead a panel discussion – PoE Lighting and IoT: A Winning Problem-Solving Combination” at the 2020 BICSI Winter Conference & Exhibition that will highlight best practices in designing and deploying a fully integrated intelligent building that lowers both construction and operation costs.