Category: Testing

Getting polarity Right

Polarity needs to be determined during the design phase so that the right components can be purchased. Unfortunately, the confusion surrounding polarity often means finding out that you’ve ordered cables or patch cords with the wrong polarity. And since pre-terminated MPO assemblies and jumpers are typically made to order (and often nonreturnable), ordering the wrong polarity risks unexpected project delays and expense. Thankfully, the combination of being able to test for polarity and new MPO connectors that allow you to change polarity in the field is putting an end to the risk. This article takes a closer look.

FI-3000 FiberInspector Pro | MPO Inspection Camera

The FI-3000 FiberInspector Pro offers the fastest view of the entire MPO end-face to an individual #fiber. The multiple camera design provides an instant Live View with simple touchscreen gestures to move from full trunk to individual endfaces in real time. Automated pass/fail results are available in seconds. The unit stores results on your phone and allows you share them through text messages or email or use the industry-leading LinkWare platform to store complete project reports including copper, fiber loss, OTDR, and endface images.

Sumitomo helps launch multi-core fiber testbed

Optoscribe and Sumitomo Electric Industries have partnered with the University of L’Aquila, Italy, to establish the first multi-core fiber (MCF) testbed for space-division multiplexed (SDM) communications in a real-world field environment. The collaborators expect the MCF testbed will host R&D activities related to SDM transmission over MCFs for optical communications. The testbed will see use for device testing, transmission experiments, and software-defined networking research. It also will be part of an ongoing 5G trial; L’Aquila is one of five Italian sites selected for trialing 5G technologies.

Testing M12 (Industrial Ethernet) Connections

We know testing conditions are not always ideal, with many environments experiencing moisture, vibrations, or noise. All of these conditions can become a factor in your test results.  The M12 connector is designed for rugged environments, and the new M12X version can support speeds up to 10 Gigabits per second (10GBASE-T). See how you can certify the performance of these connections and avoid downtime.

Viavi unveils rugged field testers for cable and fiber broadband networks

Viavi Solutions has introduced new test and measurement solutions to help service providers and contractors validate, qualify and troubleshoot cable and fiber broadband networks. The two new solutions from Viavi, the DSP TDR Time Domain Reflectometer and the OCC-4056C DWDM Optical Channel Checker, deliver fast and accurate performance analysis and troubleshooting to ensure successful network installation and operation.

Clearfield Announces New FOA Approved Training Program

Clearfield has added Fiber Optic Association-approved Certified Fiber Optic Technician training at the company’s Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, Clearfield College campus, and at remote locations around the country. The goal of this new program is to help its customers train the skilled technicians needed to fully capitalize on the rapidly growing demand for residential and business fiber services, as well as support the rollout of 5G and Fixed Wireless

The benefits of the Southern Optical Fiber project

Chile’s president, Sebastián Piñera has inaugurated the last part of the Huawei undersea cable of the Southern Optical Fiber project.The international impact that the project may have, as well as the digital integration of the almost 300,000 inhabitants of Patagonia, includes the great potential of the far south of Chile for research and science.