The installation and use of singlemode fiber-optic cables with fiber counts in the thousands has prompted installers to learn and implement techniques that are not required when they install cables with lower fiber counts. These cables have emerged and grown in deployment driven by the growth of hyperscale data centers.
The Internet of Things isn’t a separate internet. It’s more like a growing accommodation for the unique requirements of connected devices that are not under immediate human direction, and which aren’t intended to be a human-internet interface. The connections provided to these devices will likely serve new applications. The huge number of anticipated devices requires us to rethink the technical means and economics of connections.
Superior Essex’s new website makes it easier for visitors to learn more about all of the company’s various families of copper, fiber and hybrid cabling products designed for specific applications in both the outside plant (OSP) and premises settings.
Congratulations Ashley Kellison, Network Engineer II and Adjunct Instructor Network Technology at Ozarks Technical Community College for winning 1st place for Installer 1 & copper cable terminations/Firestopping and Bonding & Grounding! Ashley was Women In BICSI’s 6th Annual Cabling Skills Challenge competitor. And thank you to our major sponsor Sumitomo Electric Lightwave, represented by Mary Adams, Applications Engineer, and our Scholarship Program Manager Cyndi Garrison of Five Points Infrastructure Services, a long-time sponsor and supporter of Women In BICSI.
Digital transformation, the “internet of things” and our high-speed future all rely on the scalability of the infrastructure behind them. Here are three quick tips for network providers to meet the need for speed and streamline your high-speed migration with agile data center installation: Design for lower loss budgets; streamline documentation; and ensure performance.
U.S. electrical contractors are not the only ones facing a labor shortage. Others around the globe are experiencing similar challenges. Here, trade groups in several countries shared how they are recruiting and training more people.
There are three methods of installing optical fiber: Conventional cabling whereby optical fiber cable is pulled through innerducts and into conduit; Blown cable systems that use a blowing technique to install cables with a reduced diameter through conduit; and blown fiber systems where optical fiber bundles, rather than cables are blown into empty tube cables.
OM5 was chosen to be the new standard for the wideband multimode fiber in the upcoming 3rd edition of the ISO/IEC 11801. The acceptance of this standard is a milestone for the fiber cabling performance category because it extends the benefits of this revolutionary multimode fiber within connected buildings and data centers worldwide. Compared with OM3 and OM4, which are suitable for transmission in the range of 850nm wavelength, the new optical cabling class OM5 can operate within a range of 850nm to 950nm, thus increasing the performance and the quality of connectivity in your data center.
A recent survey of professionals across the information and communications technology (ICT) industry indicates that user organizations have begun to adopt latest-generation technologies like the Internet of Things, and more users plan to do so in the near future. For professionals who design, install, or supply the physical-layer systems that support these technologies, it is essential to understand their bandwidth and power requirements. This webinar will review highlights of the survey, paying specific attention to the anticipated uptake of IoT devices, remote powering via Power over Ethernet, 5G, and end-user organizations’ plans to upgrade their cabling systems’ capabilities.
Ever since the invention of single mode fiber optic cable decades ago, the industry has continued to develop new ways of increasing the amount of data that can be transmitted over an optical fiber link. Two significant developments have improved fiber utilization: (1) the simultaneous transmission of multiple lasers of different wavelengths over a single fiber — a technique called wavelength division multiplexing (WDM), and (2) coherent transmission using digital signal processors (DSPs) to modulate and detect multi-levels in both phase and amplitude of laser light on two polarizations, resulting in increased spectral efficiency. This white paper reviews the technological advancements that have increased the capacity of information that can be transmitted over a single mode fiber link and discusses how parameters in coherent transmission such as modulation order, baud rate, and transmission shaping determine overall fiber capacity.