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,
Don’t let installation be the weakest link in your ICT system. ANSI/BICSI N1 describes minimum requirements and procedures for installing the infrastructure for telecommunications and ICT systems, including cabling, cabling supports and testing. BICSI N1 also provides the tenets of a “neat and workmanlike manner”, as required by contracts and standards such as ANSI/NFPA 70, the National Electrical Code ® (NEC®).
As fiber revolutionized the internet, it is believed that 5G will do the same for mobile devices. Amidst the parallel revolution and evolution in fiber communication technology and 5G, the question is: where is the evolution of 5G wireless networks taking us? It basically revolutionizes the way we will be living in the future, and we will be getting a lot of intelligent information from the servers and cloud.
Avoid using any type of alcohol, including isopropyl or rum to clean your fiber or your endfaces will look like the attached screenshot. Stick with solvents specifically engineered for the purpose.
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A speck of dust you can’t see on an MPO connector can bring down a high-speed trunk, potentially affecting thousands of users. This video covers techniques for cleaning MPO connections using both dry and wet methods and shows how fast and easy it is to inspect them to make sure the job is done right.
Understanding complex cable connectivity is crucial to the overall installation and your project’s success. The top five connectivity issues that impact performance are: Use of the incorrect network interface type; selection of proper cable type; reversed polarity; mismatched connectors; and poor installation practices.
Tame a severe rack cabling monster in one day? Voice Solutions of Fall River, MA has got this. I just love these before and after images from Cabling Installation & Maintenance!
With hyperscale data centers driving the need for extreme high density fiber cabling, the market has responded with new products that pack up to 3,456 fibers into a single cable. Such density affects the installation of these cables. This article overviews some of the high-density fiber-optic cables available today and their suppliers’ comments and recommendations regarding installation practices.