Category: Cabling

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. 

BICSI releases 14th edition of Telecommunications Distribution Methods Manual

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.

Streamlined OFC 2020 Begins

 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.
 

A sticky situation: Removing static improves fiber network performance

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.