Category: FOTC

Industrial Ethernet testing guide available for download

A free testing guide for industrial systems integrators is available from Fluke Networks and Rockwell Automation. The guide provides a comprehensive approach to reduce startup and operational problems related to copper and fiber-optic cabling and allows integrators to deliver more-reliable customer solutions.Testing cabling during the start up process helps avoid many industrial Ethernet failures.

SINGLE-MODE Fiber Continues to Gain Momentum

Over the past several years, Leviton has polled network professionals about the type of fiber they would install today, and we have seen solid growth in single-mode. In the March 2020 poll of 281 network professionals, more than 60% said they would install single-mode (OS2) today over multimode types, with OM4 coming in second at 28%. This change is largely a result of decreasing cost and recent standards committee activities that continue to promote more single-mode options for higher speeds such as 200 and 400 Gb/s. As this trend continues, the market in general will find single-mode a more enticing option. Let’s take a closer look at reasons behind its rise.

Leviton acquiring Berk-Tek for US$202M

Nexans has agreed to sell U.S.-based cable manufacturer Berk-Tek to Leviton for U.S.$202 million.Together with Leviton, the Berk-Tek team will focus on developing innovative local area network solutions that are critically important in managing the demand of today’s emerging technologies. Leviton and Berk-Tek formed a marketing alliance in 2013.

YouTube Live OTDR Basics

Join Viavi’s YouTube LIVE OTDR Basics session to learn  OTDR basics including, understanding the mystical launch cable length — how long does it need to be? How to analyze OTDR Traces using Smart Link Mapper; how to identify a fault, and locate the exact distance to the fault along with tips and tricks for novices, as well as expert OTDR users to take you to the next level.

Software-Defined LAN and Fiber/Power-Deep Networks Define New Norm and a Better Future

The world of commercial real estate has already embraced the smart building concept, where multiple in-building systems converge and communicate over a single fiber/power infrastructure to optimize operations, sustainability and tenant experience. Now the coronavirus crisis is demanding new and enhanced smart technologies to keep people healthy and productive post-lockdown.