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.
Edge computing sits at the intersection of artificial intelligence, the internet of things and big data and provides the flexibility of a hybrid model that can take advantage of both data center infrastructure and the cloud. By 2025, experts expect there will be 41.6 billion IoT devices, each equipped with sensors gathering information each second. It’s simply not reasonable for all that data to be streamed back to a central data center or traditional on-premises computing environment. By bringing compute power to the edge and integrating increasingly mature AI — a combination referred to as the “intelligent edge” — agencies can actually use this rapid expansion of data to help their missions.
Corning’s EDGE™ solutions were the industry’s first preterminated optical cabling systems specifically designed for the data center environment.
Color-coded cables to make the installation, management and maintenance of fiber and other cables in the data center easier. Different colors are used on the cable’s outer jacket, inner jacket and connector and can help distinguish fiber grades, identify fiber patch cords, separate ports and differentiate connector boots.
SFP28 stands for Small Form-Factor Pluggable 28. It is the third generation of the SFP interconnect systems designed for 25G performance per the IEEE 802.3by specification (25GBASE-CR). It has the same common form factor as the SFP+, and supports 25Gbps electrical interfaces per channel, making it a cost-effective way to connect within racks and across adjascent racks. It has the characteristics of low power consumption, small volume and high speed, which is beneficial to increase capacity of data center, improve port density and reduce power consumption.
The changing global market conditions have intensified the need for colocation and external data center services.
Watch this webinar on demand to learn how SPE can impact future building automation system architectures, simplifying networks, and providing greater access to the building system data that can drive efficiency and provide a more pleasant user experience through building technology.
Connectivity is one of the fundamental pillars upon which the industrial IoT (IIoT) is built. Over the last few decades, industrial connectivity in particular has evolved considerably, especially in response to the ever-changing requirements of the manufacturing industry.