VIAVI Solutions has introduced new fiber test and measurement solutions, including new optical power meters, fiber characterization modules, and an enhanced Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR) solution which enable service providers, colocation and hyperscale data centers, enterprises and contractors to reduce costs, improve quality of service, minimize downtime and speed time to revenue.
Fiber optic sensing uses the physical properties of light as it travels along a fiber to detect changes in temperature, strain, and other parameters. Fiber optic sensing utilizes the fiber as the sensor to create thousands of continuous sensor points along the fiber. This is called distributed fiber optic sensing using a distributed fiber optic sensor.
Poor-quality cable and installation practices are often not a priority or much of a concern to building owners and end users until a system goes down. Because cable infrastructure is installed behind the walls and out of sight, few people give a second thought to the criticality of cabling infrastructure until it is too late. And don’t forget, wireless devices are in fact connected by wires to transmitters and routers. It is generally accepted that approximately 70% of network downtime is due to cabling improprieties, which can include low-quality cable or poor termination practices. But, even worse than network failure is the safety risk due to a cable’s poor design, substandard material makeup and/or manufacturing deficiencies.
Testing with both an OTDR and an OLTS is referred to as “Tier 2” testing within TIA standards and “extended” testing within ISO standards. Find out how OLTS and OTDR testers work, when to use them and how they complement each other when it comes to ensuring the performance of today’s fiber optic links in this free guide from Fluke Networks. Read the full article at: http://www.flukenetworks.com
AFL’s new VFI4 Visual Fault Locator is an essential troubleshooting tool for fiber installation and maintenance technicians. The compact unit injects a high-powered red laser light that provides exceptional brightness and range for locating defects in single-mode and multimode fibers.
Most people who do an OTDR measurement, do it using just a launch fiber. The advantage in doing it that way is you don’t have to have someone at the other end to move the tail fiber across the patch panel.
Why High-Precision Fiber Optic Testing & Measurement is Important for Revolutionizing Data Transmission & Cloud Storage
This article explains why high-precision fiber optic testing and measurement is important for revolutionizing data transmission and cloud storage. For ultra-fast and reliable data transmission & cloud storage, accurate and reliable fiber optic measurement is the essence of quality control. High precision measuring tools provide for real-time measurement of optical fiber cables, product categorization, process testing, and optimization.
The demands being placed on our data centers are larger than ever. This is true for all types and sizes of data centers, from the largest Hyperscale, to Private, and even Edge. This webinar will address advancements in Single and Multimode fiber and how they are being used in data centers. This presentation will look at the latest applications and the requirements for fiber to support them. After that, we will look at testing these fibers, calculating a loss budget for current and future applications, and how you can increase confidence in the test results. At the end of this presentation, you will understand how improvements in fiber construction allow communications at multiple wavelengths are helping to reach speeds in excess of 400G as well as what testing will assure that the fiber has been properly installed.
VeEX has introduced an improved MTX150 10G multi-service handheld test set. Offering a combination of legacy and modern test interfaces, and covering data rates up to 10 Gbps, the MTX150 covers all traditional interfaces from 64 kbps to 10 Gbps, including Ethernet, Fibre Channel, SDH/SONET, PDH/DSn, codirectional, and serial datacom test ports.
AFL’s new FlexScan® TS100 optical troubleshooter puts the power to identify, locate and resolve last mile network issues in the pocket of frontline field technicians. With just a push of a button, the TS100 enables even novice technicians to troubleshoot PON and point-to-point networks like an expert.