Category: Ethernet

Industrial focus: Deploying fiber-optic physical infrastructure within CPwE architectures

A recent technical application guide composed by Cisco, Panduit and Rockwell Automation describes how “Converged Plantwide Ethernet (CPwE) is the underlying architecture that provides standard network services for control and information disciplines, devices, and equipment found in modern industrial automation and control system (IACS) applications.”

Webinar: Ready for Four Pair PoE?

New devices based on the 802.3bt standard will supply up to 90 watts over four twisted pairs, supporting a new generation of PoE-supported devices. This webinar will give you the background you need to specify, install and troubleshoot these devices, including: How it Works, Cable Bundling Considerations, Field Termination Considerations, Cabling Performance, and Installing and Troubleshooting.

Single Pair Ethernet Consortium

Cabling Installation & Maintenance interviews Frank Straka, Panduit’s product line manager for copper products, about the Single Pair Ethernet Consortium, discussing the group’s objectives, the single-pair ecosystem, Panduit’s role in the group, and some forthcoming products related to this emerging technology.

Ethernet transceiver sales to decline 18% in 2019

LightCounting expects sales of Ethernet optical transceivers will have declined by 18% when it tallies figures for 2019. The decline is the largest the market research firm has recorded and the first year-on-year dip since 2009, when sales slipped 4%. However, LightCounting states in its new “High Speed Ethernet Optics Report” that purchases of Ethernet optical transceivers should rebound through 2024.

How cities can leverage citizen data while protecting privacy: Study offers models for preserving the privacy of citizens while using their data to improve government services

To improve the efficiency their municipal services, many Indian cities have started enabling government-service requests, which involves collecting and sharing citizen data with government officials and, potentially, the public. But there’s also a national push to protect citizen privacy, potentially restricting data usage. Cities are now beginning to question how much citizen data, if any, they can use to track government operations.

Cable Testing 101: There’s No Gain with “Gainers”

A fiber optic connector that puts out more power than it receives? Sounds like a miracle, but it’s actually a mistake. Read about the infamous “gainer” and why it’s not a good thing. Gainers can show up when using an OTDR to measure loss from one end of a fiber link, and they occur due to the way in which an OTDR measures reflected light along the length of the fiber. An OTDR assumes that fiber characteristics such as core and cladding size are consistent along the length with no variations, and it calculates signal loss based on the amount of reflected light, or backscatter, that it detects.

Rosenberger named USConec partner supplier for MDC duplex connectors and panels

USConec and Rosenberger are collaborating in the deployment of USConec’s MDC 3X density solution for hyperscale data centers and other applications. Offering 3X the density of duplex LC connectors, the MDC duplex connector offers simple insertion/extraction using a built-in push/pull boot, and field-polarity configurability. This ensures the MDC platform meets today’s challenges of high-density fiber management in data center environments.

Fluke Networks issues DSX CableAnalyzer adapter for ix Industrial Ethernet connector

Fluke Networks, Hirose and Harting have released an adapter supporting the ix Industrial connector for Fluke’s DSX CableAnalyzer family of network cabling certification tools. The ix Industrial is a rugged Ethernet connector for harsh environments, based on IEC 61076-3-124 standard with a 70% smaller size than the traditional 8-pin modular (“RJ-45”) connector. The new adapter allows the DSX Series to connect to cabling systems employing the ix Industrial connector for the purposes of pre-startup verification and troubleshooting.