Category: FOTC

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.

Delivering tomorrow’s healthcare today

Healthcare IT networks designed today, which must be ready to integrate new applications in the future, can be based on a high-bandwidth digital IP backbone. When cabling a healthcare facility to comply with TIA-1179-A, a system designer has the option to use centralized optical fiber cabling as an alternative to cross connects in a telecom room. This method allows for the reduction of cables in the horizontal space.

Sumitomo helps launch multi-core fiber testbed

Optoscribe and Sumitomo Electric Industries have partnered with the University of L’Aquila, Italy, to establish the first multi-core fiber (MCF) testbed for space-division multiplexed (SDM) communications in a real-world field environment. The collaborators expect the MCF testbed will host R&D activities related to SDM transmission over MCFs for optical communications. The testbed will see use for device testing, transmission experiments, and software-defined networking research. It also will be part of an ongoing 5G trial; L’Aquila is one of five Italian sites selected for trialing 5G technologies.

Testing M12 (Industrial Ethernet) Connections

We know testing conditions are not always ideal, with many environments experiencing moisture, vibrations, or noise. All of these conditions can become a factor in your test results.  The M12 connector is designed for rugged environments, and the new M12X version can support speeds up to 10 Gigabits per second (10GBASE-T). See how you can certify the performance of these connections and avoid downtime.

Digitalization and artificial intelligence in the building sector | Infrastructure | Siemens

The building of the future is interconnected, communicates with the people inside of it and creates positive emotions. It’s safe and efficient and makes a contribution to environmental protection, for example by improving air quality. This environmental aspect harbors tremendous potential, especially in megacities. The building of the future is smart and capable of communicating with outside systems, including the power grid. And it accommodates the needs of its users. This happens automatically, to a certain extent, but users also have the option to adjust the settings to suit their own preferences.

Ten Dumb Industrial Ethernet Mistakes Smart People Make

If you are planning an Industrial Ethernet installation, here are 10 of the most common problems that you should look out for: 1) Using office-grade connectors, cables, and network gear; 2) Careless cable routing; 3) Not labeling your cabling installations, 4) Not testing cabling before installing a new line; 5) Not testing extended cabling parameters; 6) Using “digital extension cords.” 7) Trusting the “Link Light” LED; 8) Performing “swap-‘til-you-drop” troubleshooting; 9) Being unprepared for the leading cause of Industrial Ethernet failures; and 10) Neglecting fiber inspection and cleaning.

OFS unveils Fortex 2DT gel-free 200-micron loose tube fiber-optic cable

OFS  has introduced its Fortex 2DT loose tube fiber-optic cable. OFS claims that the Fortex 2DT cable “is the industry’s first totally gel-free loose tube cable to feature 200 micron optical fiber in a fully-rated Telcordia GR-20 design.” The smaller and lighter weight cables can help to reduce installation costs in a number of ways including: allowing longer and faster installation with greater distances between handholes (underground installations); providing lighter loads on poles (for aerial installations); and enabling more cable on a reel, which can help to reduce shipping costs and enable fewer splice points.

Viavi unveils rugged field testers for cable and fiber broadband networks

Viavi Solutions has introduced new test and measurement solutions to help service providers and contractors validate, qualify and troubleshoot cable and fiber broadband networks. The two new solutions from Viavi, the DSP TDR Time Domain Reflectometer and the OCC-4056C DWDM Optical Channel Checker, deliver fast and accurate performance analysis and troubleshooting to ensure successful network installation and operation.

Implementing Next-Gen PON Technologies Over Existing Fiber Infrastructure

One of the advantages of a POL network is that when new services are introduced which require dedicated/higher bandwidth and greater speeds, a smooth, targeted and cost-efficient evolution of the network can be achieved without the need for a forklift upgrade. With  POL solutions and GPON technologies evolution can happen gradually, adding the additional capabilities only where the network needs more throughput. The only changes are to the electronics at each end of the network so there is no need to swap cables or upgrade cabling.