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Liz Goldsmith

TIA Issues Call for Interest on new Project for Measurement of Optical Power Loss of Installed Single-Mode Fiber Cable Plant

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) TR-42.11 Engineering Committee on Optical Systems has issued a call for interest for document TIA-526.7-A initially titled ” Measurement of Optical Power Loss of Installed Single-Mode Fiber Cable Plant, Adoption of IEC 61280-4-2 edition 2: Fibre-Optic Communications Subsystem Test Procedures – Part 4-2: Installed Cable Plant – Single-Mode Attenuation and Optical Return Loss Measurement”.
TR-42.11 is developing guidelines in the area defined by the following scope: “This standard is applicable to the measurement of attenuation and optical return loss of installed optical fiber cable plant containing single-mode fiber. The principles of this standard may be applied to cable plants containing branching devices (splitters) and at specific wavelength ranges in situations where passive wavelength selective components are deployed, such as WDMs, CWDM and DWDM devices. This standard is not intended to apply to cable plant that includes active devices such as fiber amplifiers or dynamic channel equalizers.

Edge Computing vs Fog Computing: What’s the Difference?

Edge computing and fog computing allow processing data within a local network rather than sending it to the cloud, which decreases latency and increases security. The main difference between the two is processing location. With edge computing, data processing typically occurs directly on a sensor-equipped product that collects the information or a gateway device physically close to those sensors. Fog computing moves edge computing activities to local area network (LAN) hardware or processors connected to it. These may be physically farther from the data-capturing sensors compared to edge computing.

6 Reasons To Choose Fiber Optic Cable Over Copper Cable

When installing a network, one of the first decisions that technicians need to make is if they will be using fiber optic cable or copper cable. Although both copper cable and fiber optic cable can transmit an acceptable signal, fiber optic cable is the most desired choice with today’s growing bandwidth requirements over large distances. Below are six reasons why technicians should choose optical fiber over copper cable when installing their network.