From the BICSI Fall Conference in Las Vegas, NV, our chief editor Patrick McLaughlin previews some of the technical content that will be delivered to attendees. He also interviews a founding member of the TIA’s newly created Single Pair Ethernet Consortium
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
A whole rack, done in 60 seconds. If only they all came together that quickly!
Edge connectivity specialist Transition Networks announced it will showcase technology that allows secure data transmission, supports intelligent buildings and simplifies smart city deployment at next week’s 2019 BICSI Fall Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas.
Installers need to have the right fiber connectors to finish a job quickly, in budget and properly for their customer. There are several connector technologies being used in the field today; this blog post examines the pros and cons of the splice-on connector compared with its peers and provides you with the knowledge to get you started with minimal investment.