To meet the requirements of diverse networks, the choice of fiber and cable types has also never been higher. From different fiber types to fiber structures within cables to cable types, one size definitely doesn’t fit all. This webinar will provide a survey of fiber and cable types to help guide the end user towards a deeper understanding of how to choose cable types for a specific application. Attendees will learn about different fiber types that are used in various outside plant networks. They will also learn about different fiber structures, such as loose tube, ribbon, and rollable ribbon fiber structures. We will also discuss the pros and cons of different cable types in different applications
Learn about the challenges during the construction of Fiber to the Home/Business (FTTx) and how these can be managed efficiently.
Cabling is the number one cause of Industrial Ethernet problems. This new flyer from Fluke Networks shows how you can find cabling problems in just four seconds.
Siemon Company is currently 3D printing faceshields to donate to our local hospitals. PPE is in high demand so others with this capability should consider printing and providing your local medical staff with much needed protective gear.
When we caught up with four members of the TIA’s Fiber Optic Technology Consortium after their panel discussion at the BICSI Winter Conference, we asked them questions they didn’t have the opportunity to address on-stage. Among the topics: the installed base of singlemode, multimode’s future, keeping MPOs clean, and high-speed connectivity.
LitePoint’s Director of Product Marketing Adam Smith and VIAVI Solutions’ Director of Marketing Kashif Hussain agree that mid-band spectrum, the 2.5 to less than sub-6 GHz space, is the spectrum sweet spot and that making effective use of it is critical to successfully deploying and scaling 5G. “Spectrum is the number one thing that differentiates 5G rollout from country to country,” Smith stated. “There are some countries that have been very aggressive at opening spectrum for 5G.”
Do you Inspect Before You Connect? The VIAVI full-size wall poster will serve as a helpful reminder that Contamination is the #1 Reason to Troubleshoot Optical Networks. Dirty connectors cause 80% of field test failures. Microscopic debris significantly degrades signal performance and can cause permanent damage. Mating dirty connectors can break apart, spread, and migrate particles. And a typical dust particle is 2 to 15 µm and is only visible with a microscope.
Learn why fiber cleanliness is critical to the latest 100G and 400G networks in Fluke’s March 31 webinar. Topics covered include requirements of 200 and 400 GbE, the impact of fiber contamination, a live demo of proper fiber cleaning, and troubleshooting performance problems with an OTDR.
Corning’s FREEDM™ B2 Gel-free Loose Tube Steel Armour Double Jacket Indoor/Outdoor cable family, was developed to provide the backbone for optical cabling infrastructure in railway tunnels. The cable complies with revised, stricter EU guidelines for low flammability, low fire spread, low toxicity and low smoke density.
The introduction of ever higher speeds makes it clear that the use of parallelization technologies is becoming increasingly important. This is due to the fact that the serial “lane speed” in multimode receivers is currently max. 50 Gigabit/s, but at the same time 100, 200 or 400 Gigabit/s are required.