Recently, the demand for field terminable plugs has increased to keep up with growth in high-bandwidth wireless access points and other online devices like surveillance cameras, LED lighting, motion sensors, display panels and building automation equipment. Field terminable plugs are also needed to enable high-performance data centers. This has led to rapid developments in new plug design and technology. And, as ever, an increased need for safety and reliability standards for this equipment.
This Tech Brief from Nexans provides an explanation of the base nomenclature used in fiber optic cabling connectivity.
If you are planning an Industrial Ethernet installation, here are 10 of the most common problems that you should look out for: 1) Using office-grade connectors, cables, and network gear; 2) Careless cable routing; 3) Not labeling your cabling installations, 4) Not testing cabling before installing a new line; 5) Not testing extended cabling parameters; 6) Using “digital extension cords.” 7) Trusting the “Link Light” LED; 8) Performing “swap-‘til-you-drop” troubleshooting; 9) Being unprepared for the leading cause of Industrial Ethernet failures; and 10) Neglecting fiber inspection and cleaning.
The characteristics that define an edge data center also inform many requirements for the infrastructure within the facility. High-speed networking, a compact footprint, little or no on-site staff, and high reliability are among the attributes of an edge data center that place exacting demands on data center systems. This webinar focuses on edge data centers and the cabling, power and infrastructure components needed.
The flexibility of Ethernet encourages innovation in Layer 1 network cabling design. That was the takeaway from a panel discussion at OFC titled, “Interoperability – The Foundation of Ethernet Success.” The panel addressed the evolution of developments in Ethernet interoperability testing and the adoption of new practices that accelerate seamless integration for all participants in the ecosystem. According to the Ethernet Alliance, interoperability is becoming a critical factor for meeting product deployment schedules, reducing post-sales support issues, and ensuring that customer expectations are exceeded.
Don't forget you can learn more about the @EthernetAllianc member companies taking part in #OFC17 at: https://t.co/0ei06VWoKf #EAOFC — Ethernet Alliance (@EthernetAllianc) March 15, 2017
Millions of Ethernet ports from GbE to 100GbE targeting 40-80km shipped. Great data @lightcounting . pic.twitter.com/Nfqjs2K53U — John D – (@jodam) February 1, 2017