Category: Conference

Webinar: Find out what you missed at OFC 2020

Some people may have stayed home for this year’s OFC Conference, but optical innovation continued. This webcast will cover some of the major technologies and technical discussions originally planned for the OFC 2020 show floor. Insights from Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy and a panel of industry experts will help fill the knowledge gaps changes in travel plans may have created.

Streamlined OFC 2020 Begins

 OFC 2020 began yesterday, despite California declaring a state of emergency and cancellations among exhibit hall and conference participants. In response to the growing concerns over the spread out of the Coronavirus the OFC Steering Committee and Program and General Chairs are using infrastructure enabled by the OFC community to allow for virtual technical participation by the international community that has been impacted by the Coronavirus. Details on health and safety measures that have been implemented in response to the Coronavirus can be found here.
 

Coronavirus Update: 2020 tech conference cancellations and travel bans

While we won’t know the coronavirus’ effects on the overall nature of work for some time, industry events are already feeling the impact. Officials are canceling, postponing, or converting tech events to virtual conferences…leaving show organizers, attendees, exhibitors, and sponsors scrambling to make alternative plans. Companies are also instituting travel restrictions for employees. This article includes a list of the events that have been called off, pushed back, changed format, or are being held as scheduled.

OFC 2020 to Host Live Multivendor Technology Interoperability Demonstrations

OFC will feature multivendor interoperability demonstrations of the products and solutions enabling next-generation infrastructure. Technologies featured in the demos include: 400ZR, 400G Open ZR+, OpenROADM, Common Electrical I/O (CEI)-112G, FlexE, IC-TROSA, 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE), 25GbE, 50GbE, 100GbE, 200GbE and 400GbE and 400G on-board optical modules.

Women in BICSI competitor takes 1st place in BICSI Cabling Skills Challenge

Congratulations Ashley Kellison, Network Engineer II and Adjunct Instructor Network Technology at Ozarks Technical Community College for winning 1st place for Installer 1 & copper cable terminations/Firestopping and Bonding & Grounding! Ashley was Women In BICSI’s 6th Annual Cabling Skills Challenge competitor. And thank you to our major sponsor Sumitomo Electric Lightwave, represented by Mary Adams, Applications Engineer, and our Scholarship Program Manager Cyndi Garrison of Five Points Infrastructure Services, a long-time sponsor and supporter of Women In BICSI.

Siemon’s New Interactive Guide Helps Owners and Operators Solve Today’s Data Center Challenges

Siemon has released its new WheelHouse® Interactive Data Center Guide, designed to make it easy for data center owners and operators to identify Siemon solutions for solving common data center challenges. The Guide is a visually appealing, easy-to-use web-based and mobile-friendly platform that guides users through a data center space where they can select from the key challenges facing managed service providers (MSPs) and other owners and operators.