“How much distance will I be covering?”
“Is there a required bandwidth?”
“What’s my budget?”
These are just a few questions you’ll need to ask yourself when choosing between single-mode and multimode fiber.
New Swindon UK facility is the first to produce Fujikura’s Air Blown Wrapping Tube Cable (AB-WTC) in Europe, which it will manufacture for fiber-to-the-home and other access network applications across the continent.
When installing a network, one of the first decisions that technicians need to make is if they will be using fiber optic cable or copper cable. Although both copper cable and fiber optic cable can transmit an acceptable signal, fiber optic cable is the most desired choice with today’s growing bandwidth requirements over large distances. Below are six reasons why technicians should choose optical fiber over copper cable when installing their network.
AFL, an international manufacturer of fiber optic cable, equipment and accessories, was awarded three new patents over the past quarter for technology and developments in fusion splicing, test equipment and optical connectivity.
AFL has unveiled its OFI-BIPMe, an optical fiber identifier technicians can use to determine if a fiber is live, the transmission direction, and the relative core power.
The OFI-BIPMe is a cousin to the previously introduced OFI-BIPM. It offers a lower price point for applications that do not require advanced PON functions such as the capability to detect ONTs.
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.
AThe data center industry is witnessing a rapidly increasing need for bandwidth, accelerating the transition to 400G. AFL’s latest White Paper examines Ethernet speeds and transceivers, and provides a guide to choosing the right fiber optic infrastructure.
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.
AFL announced that it was recently awarded 12 new patents for technology and developments in connectivity, fiber management, fiber-optic cable, fusion splicing, test equipment and conductor accessory products.
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.