Category: Connectors

Webinar: Optical-Fiber and Fiber-Optic Cabling Developments

Fiber is the medium of choice when data is mission-critical. Providers of optical fiber, fiber-optic cable, and fiber-optic connectivity have continuously revised and improved their products to better serve the exacting demands of end-user organizations. This webinar examines several technological advancements that have been made to multimode fiber-based systems and explores connectivity options. It provides detailed information on the fiber, cable, and connectivity types that are available, and describes how these fiber-based components can be incorporated into complete end-to-end systems.

Just How Big Is the Fiber Optic Connector Market?

The outdating of traditional physical connectivity methods has thus paved the way for Optical Fibers and fiber optic connectors which can enable efficient data transfer rates at higher bandwidths. Fiber optic connections inherently depend upon fiber optic connectors which act as an end point for devices connected to a network. As signals in a fiber optic based connections transmit data through a beam of light, Fiber optic connectors play a major role in preventing data loss by eliminating air gaps between connecting ends. This prevention of data loss is particularly important for industries like Aerospace, defense and medical where low latency and minimal data loss is of utmost importance. For the same reason, a sizable portion of the growth in the fiber optic connector market is expected to be generated from these industries.

Getting polarity Right

Polarity needs to be determined during the design phase so that the right components can be purchased. Unfortunately, the confusion surrounding polarity often means finding out that you’ve ordered cables or patch cords with the wrong polarity. And since pre-terminated MPO assemblies and jumpers are typically made to order (and often nonreturnable), ordering the wrong polarity risks unexpected project delays and expense. Thankfully, the combination of being able to test for polarity and new MPO connectors that allow you to change polarity in the field is putting an end to the risk. This article takes a closer look.

FI-3000 FiberInspector Pro | MPO Inspection Camera

The FI-3000 FiberInspector Pro offers the fastest view of the entire MPO end-face to an individual #fiber. The multiple camera design provides an instant Live View with simple touchscreen gestures to move from full trunk to individual endfaces in real time. Automated pass/fail results are available in seconds. The unit stores results on your phone and allows you share them through text messages or email or use the industry-leading LinkWare platform to store complete project reports including copper, fiber loss, OTDR, and endface images.

Keeping Structures Connected: Updated Standards for Telecom Cabling Including Popular New Field Terminable Plugs

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.