If you have shopped for Ethernet data cabling recently, you have probably noticed what appears to be a good value in what is known as Copper Clad Aluminum or CCA cable. But be forewarned. It it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. CCA cable is not approved for Ethernet networking usage by any regulatory body.
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.
Las Vegas Raiders Announce Technology Partnership With CommScope As They Prepare For Allegiant Stadium Opening
Walking into a new stadium or venue, it is easy to forget how much planning and infrastructure go into creating a great fan experience. Being able to stream video or post content to social media on your phone, along with 65,000 of your closest friends, requires an incredible amount of planning and execution long before any fan arrives.
The exhibit floor at OFC 2020 in San Diego is open and attendance is reported as light. More than 180 exhibitors pulled out of the conference. To provide access to the sessions, show organizers have made the technical sessions available via video conferencing.
To help network operators stay ahead of bandwidth needs driven by 5G, AI and hyperscale data centers, Corning has announced a series of smaller, denser additions to its portfolio of long-haul fiber and cable innovations, including the world’s first smaller-form-factor submarine and terrestrial long-haul fibers in a 200-micron diameter.
As data center engineers and ICT professionals brace for the demands of new technologies such as 5G, edge computing, artificial intelligence (AI) and the continuing growth of software-defined networking (SDN) across the enterprise landscape, they need to prepare data center infrastructure and cabling to support these initiatives while ensuring scalability and flexibility.
BICSI has published the 14th edition of The Telecommunications Distribution Methods Manual (TDMM), its flagship manual. The manual is the basis for the RCDD® exam and has become a world resource in global best practices. The 14th edition incorporates significant changes that reflect the newest trends in ICT technologies, ensuring a project is designed based on the latest standards and best practices. The two-volume TDMM contains vital information on these aspects and even more.
OFC 2020 began yesterday, despite California declaring a state of emergency and cancellations among exhibit hall and conference participants. In response to the growing concerns over the spread out of the Coronavirus the OFC Steering Committee and Program and General Chairs are using infrastructure enabled by the OFC community to allow for virtual technical participation by the international community that has been impacted by the Coronavirus. Details on health and safety measures that have been implemented in response to the Coronavirus can be found here.
Static is an invisible hazard to fiber-optic networks. Electrostatic charges draw and hold unwanted dust particles onto fiber network connector endfaces just like a magnet. Although this dust contamination is merely microns in size and only visible when magnified with an inspection scope, it can still cause serious performance problems for a network. Dust in a signal’s path may change or obstruct the light’s index of refraction, or the route of the signal, through the fiber. This causes insertion loss that weakens the signal and slows down the network speed. And if the refraction angle is altered enough, the network signal may be lost altogether.