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Liz Goldsmith

Legrand and DASAN Zhone Solutions Announce Joint Marketing Agreement

Legrand and DASAN Zhone Solutions have agreed to jointly market DZS’s Passive Optical LAN (POL) solution, FiberLAN™ and Legrand’s complete range of network connectivity, physical support, power and thermal management solutions. Under the terms of the agreement, Legrand and DZS are together targeting the smart building market with a complete solution set that is designed to provide end customers with the infrastructure and equipment needed to deploy a full POL solution.

FRESH DATA: 30% of IoT projects Fail in the Proof-of-Concept Stage

Microsoft’s latest report, IoT Signals, surveyed over 3,000 IT professionals and executives to create a detailed analysis of the challenges and benefits of IoT adoption. Adoption is not without its challenges. The report found that 38% of respondents feel complexity and technical challenges are a deal breaker, and 47% believe there isn’t enough talent available to build or maintain an IoT deployment. 97% said they are concerned about IoT device and infrastructure security, and 43% are concerned about creating strong user authentications. And 38% are worried about maintaining their IoT devices. The report also found that 30% of IoT projects never make it out of the proof-of-concept stage.

EXFO : introduces industry’s first integrated test solution for troubleshooting DWDM networks

EXFO introduces the Optical Wave Expert, the first device to integrate DWDM channel power validation and intelligent OTDR fault-locating capabilities on a single port. Designed to save multiple service operators (MSOs) time and money, the Optical Wave Expert equips field technicians to automatically measure, diagnose and troubleshoot optical fiber links.

Call for interest issued for ANSI/TIA-568.5

TIA’s TR-42.7 Engineering Committee on Telecommunications Copper Cabling Systems (568) issued a call for interest for document ANSI/TIA-568.5, titled the Single Balanced Twisted-Pair Cabling and Components Standard which will provide specifications for cables, connectors, cords, links and channels using 1-pair connectivity in non-industrial premises telecommunications networks.The standard will focus on MICE1 environments and will include cabling and component performance requirements and test procedures, reliability requirements and test procedures, as well as guidelines for adaptations to four pair cabling.

Cable Testing 101: Measuring Insertion Loss for Fiber and Copper

The amount of energy that a signal loses as it travels along a cable link used to be referred to as attenuation.The longer the cable, the greater the attenuation. For network cabling, standards now more correctly use the term “insertion loss” which refers to the loss of the signal strength at the far end of a link and includes the attenuation caused by the cable and any connection points along the way (i.e., connectors and splices), as well as any signal lost to reflections of the signal. Despite this correction in terminology, the limits, test procedures and requirements have not changed.

Prototyping a Future of “Hands Free” Testing

Fluke Networks has teamed up with RealWear of Vancouver, WA to demonstrate a “hands free” solution for fiber endface inspection using the RealWear HMT-1 wearable rugged Android tablet. The demonstration will pair the Fluke Networks FI-3000 FiberInspector™ Pro camera with the HMT-1, allowing the inspection of Multiple Push-On (MPO) fiber optic connectors to ensure error-free communications. Come and give it a try at #BICSIFall next week in Las Vegas.