Simplifying Data Center Network Design with Universal POLARITY Fiber Cassettes

Polarity means that a fiber optic link’s transmit signal at one end of the cable must match the corresponding receiver at the other end. While this concept might seem simple, it becomes more complex with multifiber cables and MPO connectors. Leviton’s new Universal Polarity Fiber Cassettes that help data center managers simplify things even further. The Base12 cassettes allow for the same interchangeable cassette on both ends of a Method B trunk in a fiber channel, reducing the complexity of a fiber network, ensuring consistent polarity, and streamlining network deployment.

New undersea web cable to connect major Asian information hubs

The Asia Direct Cable Consortium has chosen NEC to build its new high-performance submarine cable. The finished cable will feature multiple pairs of high capacity optical fibers designed to carry more than 140 Tbps of traffic to allow for high capacity transmission of data across the East and Southeast Asian regions. As a result of ADC’s high capacity, the new submarine cable will be able to support bandwidth-intensive applications driven by technological advancements in 5G, the cloud, IoT and AI.

WEBINAR: The rise of Edge Data Centers and 400G optics – what will change?

Join this free webinar to learn about the technological drivers for 400G optics and Edge Data Centers, what consequences these new technologies have on optical cabling, what Edge Data Centers are, and how potential connectivity solutions could look like. The webinar will also  address the emerging 400G optical market and the challenges faced on the connectivity end.

Splicing Efficiency Improvements in Ultra-High Density Fiber Optic Cable

This White Paper investigates and documents each aspect of the cable joining and the ribbon fiber splicing process of ultra-high density fiber optic cable and identifies improvements in cable preparation, closure preparation, ribbon fiber preparation, and the mass fusion splicing processes achieved since a previous study was published as a technical paper at the 64th IWCS in 2015.1 By taking a systems approach to the overall splicing process, it has been possible to improve efficiencies in the cable joining and splicing process to realize additional system cost savings with this technology.

Taking fiber to the edge: Innovating simpler, but faster optical links to connect the edge cloud

The move to edge cloud is resulting in a huge proliferation of local data centers. By moving processing power and services closer to the edge of the network, a wealth of new cloud-based applications dependent on low latencies and highly reliable connections emerge. Like their centralized counterparts, edge data centers need high capacity like long-haul transport links, but the networks they’re building are fundamentally different. Instead of a connecting a few distant central data centers, cloud providers are connecting dozens of distributed data centers in a single city in order meet the fast response times and low latencies required of new edge computing services.

5-port industrial 802.3bt PoE switches target harsh environments

Antaira Technologies’ new LNP-0500G-bt and LNP-0500G-bt-24 switches fulfill the need for low port-count PoE gigabit connectivity in industrial applications. Each unit has five gigabit Ethernet ports that are IEEE 802.3af/at/bt compliant on four of the ports (data and power output maximum 90W/port). The LNP-0500G-bt Ethernet switch is billed as rugged, reliable and geared for applications that require up to 90 watts of PoE power.

How the IPA shortage affects fiber cleaning practices

For years experts have been telling fiber-optic technicians not to use isopropyl alcohol (IPA) to clean fiber endfaces. Some technicians have listened; some haven’t. Today, one of Covid-19’s many effects on global commerce is the scarcity of IPA. Sticklers national accounts manager Rick Hoffman talks about the IPA shortage and its practical impact on fiber cleaning in this article.

Webinar: Assessing Smart Buildings: In-Building Connectivity

Join TIA for the next installment of our webinar series, Assessing Smart Buildings, as we discuss In-Building Connectivity. This webinar will examine how the information and communications technology (ICT) networks within smart buildings enable improved work environments for employees and tenants. Our expert panelists will discuss how businesses and building owners are redefining strategies around connectivity for a safer and more productive return to work in the office after months of working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Greening our buildings

A Green Building is one where environmentally responsible and resource efficient structures and processes have been put in place throughout its lifecycle, creating a good quality of life for residents whilst ensuring sustainable practices are accessible, whether this is recycling services on site, sensors for communal lighting, or paperless tenancy applications and correspondence.