FOSCO Connect recently published its informative 101 Guidelines for Fiber Optic Cable Installation. The technical article shares their top guidelines for fiber-optic cabling cabling installation including: never directly pull on the fiber itself; and never exceed the cable bend radius.
Korea’s OptoNest has unveiled an optical MPO splitter that features an LC-type connector input and a 12-channel MPO connector as the output port. The splitter, which conforms to TIA/EIA 604-5 and IEC 61754-7 standards and is suitable for RoHS requirements, measures 82x12x8 mm and is designed to remove the chance of performance degradation from bending or folding of the optical fiber cable. The splitter is designed not to expose the fiber-optic cable in between. OptoNest is aiming the splitter at fiber to the home (FTTH) and 5G mobile network applications.
Extreme Networks has helped the Tennessee Titans upgrade their stadium to support Extreme’s Wi-Fi 6 platform, which will provide tens of thousands of fans with faster speeds and higher-performance connectivity on game days. Since deploying Extreme’s Wi-Fi solutions in 2014, the Tennessee Titans’ Nissan Stadium has seen an immense growth in network capabilities. By upgrading to the company’s ExtremeWireless Wi-Fi 6 access points and ExtremeSwitching technology, the Titans note they “have jumped three generations of technology” and are well-equipped to bring professional-grade, next-generation connectivity to fans at every game, now and in the future.
PoE testers can help electricians to cost-effectively conduct quick, accurate PoE validation, eliminating guesswork while getting the job done faster. In just a few short years the use of PoE has migrated from IT devices into building systems like lighting, HVAC and access control. However, the growth of PoE presents issues for electricians, who may have never had cause to work on anything other than traditional electrical cable infrastructure.
The Graybar Construction Trades Scholarship is open to high school students and those who recently have earned a high school equivalency diploma (GED, HiSET, TASC), who will enroll full time in a community college or trade school. The goal is to increase awareness of careers in the construction trades and provide the skilled workers vital to the long-term success of the construction industry.
Viavi Solutions has reached an agreement with Ingram Micro Inc. for U.S. distribution of some of the former’s test instruments for fiber and cable MSO networks as well as performance management offerings for enterprise networks.
Rosenberger OSI completed a fiber installation for German utility TenneT, upgrading TenneT’s control room with workstations and training workplaces linked via OM4 multimode fiber. The control room upgrade effort, dubbed “KVM Matrix,” enhances TenneT’s ability to use these control centers to monitor the operating status of its networks and their interaction with its data center.
Building Internet of Things (BIoT) will likely see a spur in cyberthreats as they become more connected suggest Honeywell prediction. The surge of smart buildings will put data and reputation of companies at potentially greater risk due to less-guarded entry points for buildings and lack of focus on cybersecurity when managing OT (Operational Technology). Another prediction was around cybersecurity for OT in buildings. The technology giant suggested that with buildings becoming smarter, they tend to produce more connected data, thereby attracting more potential threats.
ResearchAndMarkets’ new report, “Global Multimode Optical Fiber Market Analysis 2014-19 and Forecast 2020-24’, predicts that the multimode optical fiber market will grow at a CAGR of around 16% on account of high reliability and high capacity.
While you might think of 5G wireless as a cool consumer tech concept, don’t lose sight of the fact that it will have a significant impact on enterprise IT. In the race to 5G, there are political pressures for countries to be “first” 5G, and for vendors to dominate market share. As these competitive pressures build, enterprise CIOs are being asked to think about what they need to do to be ready for 5G, what business cases can or will benefit from 5G, and if or when they should deploy 5G. None of the answers to these issues are straightforward, as 5G itself is in a state of disruptive deployment.