What’s bend radius? Why does it matter when installing fiber optic cable? It can make the difference between a successful install and a disaster. A very costly disaster at that. The February issue of the FOA newsletter looks at installing fiber optic cable properly and understanding cable bend radius.
FOSCO Connect recently published its informative 101 Guidelines for Fiber Optic Cable Installation. The technical article shares their top guidelines for fiber-optic cabling cabling installation including: never directly pull on the fiber itself; and never exceed the cable bend radius.
The deadline for entering BICSI’s 2020 Cabling Skills challenge has been extended to January 16. Race against the clock and your peers to complete industry tasks and emerge victorious. All current BICSI Installers and Technicians are eligible to enter, and selected competitors will receive a complimentary registration to the 2020 BICSI Winter Conference & Exhibition. Prizes for the Cabling Skills Challenge will be awarded and the grand champion will walk away with $5,000.
To assure reliability and performance, and avoid potential problems such as insertion loss (weakened signal), back reflection (signal is diverted back to its source), or a total system shutdown, it’s essential that all connections are perfectly clean. This is especially important with a 5G network because every milliwatt of power is necessary for optimum connectivity and peak performance.
Credo, a specialist in serializer-deserializer (SerDes) semiconductor technology driving high-performance, low power connectivity for 100G, 400G, and 800G port enabled networks, has joined the Open Compute Project (OCP) as a community member. OCP is an open consortium aiming to design and enable the delivery of the most efficient server, storage, and data center hardware for scalable computing.
Sticklers Fiber Optic Cleaners has created three training videos focused on best practices for fiber cleaning. As the demand for faster and more-reliable networks increases, inspecting and cleaning each and every fiber-optic connection has never been more important. Whether installing a new fiber network or maintaining an existing one, it is essential for service providers to implement proper fiber cleaning procedures to ensure its performance.
With anticipation building for autonomous vehicles, buzz around a hyperloop that can travel as fast as 800 miles an hour, and the growing presence of transportation devices that have an ability to communicate with each other, this article explores the way technology is changing the future of mobility. Throughout history, mobility has been an important driver for societal development: enabling economies to boom by facilitating faster, more reliable trade, higher standards of living, international investment, and larger globalized business operations. The future of transportation is set to deliver all these outcomes and more. As the world becomes increasingly connected, so do transportation assets and devices, empowering communities and citizens around the world.
A recent evergreen technical brief, authored by Corning Cable Systems and distributed by eAnixter, takes as its premise the reality that improper use of a cable re-spooler can cause damage to fiber-optic cable jackets or, in tight buffered cables, result in wavy fiber due to cable crossovers or excessive tensile loading. The document provides a recommended procedure for cutting and respooling fiber-optic cables.
Learn Fiber Optic technology basics including fiber types, connector types, types of impairments, and best practices for installing, certifying, and troubleshooting fiber optic systems. Sessions will include technology overviews, reviews of test applications, and in-depth product demonstrations.
When it comes to fiber installations, some often-overlooked practices are fairly critical in maintaining a fiber run’s signal integrity. This article aims to illuminate some common failure points of fiber runs and how to prevent them from occurring including: connector cleanliness and improperly installed connectors,