Belden has acquired Opterna, which provides fiber-optic products and systems. When announcing the acquisition in May, Belden said it will manage Opterna alongside PPC Broadband, which provides coaxial, fiber-optic, and twisted-pair cable primarily for last-mile applications.
AFL has acquired a majority stake in ITC Service Group, a Sacramento-based company providing managed services related to fiber-optic networks including broadband, outside plant, wireless and workforce solutions.
A smart city can be defined in a variety of ways but, whichever designator you choose, it requires connectivity and fiber serves current and future needs.
#PoE is everywhere — and Fluke has new tester that allows you to ensure sufficient power is available for PoE devices including those supporting the new high power 802.3bt standard
EXFO has introduced Optical Xplorer™, the industry’s first optical fiber multimeter. The device verifies optical links in seconds, and if faults are suspected, it finds and identifies them automatically. This makes it easier to boost output, improving the quality of work, and speeding up installation.
OFS has expanded its Rollable Ribbon Cable product line to include connectorized assemblies which offer all the benefits of the original rollable ribbon cable — including a small outer diameter, tight bend radius and flexibility with termination counts of 24 – 864 fibers — now with the option of including MPO, LC or SC connectors.
IoT plays a major role in predicting disasters. One example that arises is the earthquake detection and warning effort of the US Geological Society. The system they are working on is called the Earthquake Early Warning system, and there are such systems in Mexico, Taiwan and Japan. In California, they have piloted the EEW prototype, called ShakeAlert, since 2012. Recently, ShakeAlert managed to detect and warn Pasadena residents about a 4.4 magnitude earthquake.
The TIA has formed the TR-60 ICT Lifecycle Management Committee.TR-60 will be responsible for the development and maintenance of voluntary standards that address the management of technology for qualifying vertical markets, focusing on planning, documentation, design, remediation and operation of ICT systems, infrastructure and services.
5G networks are all the buzz. What you may not know is that optical fiber will play a role in their delivery. Certain services and applications rely upon low latency – the elapsed time between the sending and receiving of data – and ultra-reliability. All those requirements are of more importance and demand compared to previous mobile standards.The technology that enables these wireless connections? Optical fiber.
This webinar, ‘Connecting and Protecting the Edge on the Plant Floor’, will discuss edge data sources, computing platforms, and secured networking architectures in Industrial environments. Data originated at the edge can only reach its intended cloud computing platforms with the right structured architecture that insures; real-time, secured and safe operations to machines, human, and industrial systems.