Tag: CommScope

Understanding Cabling Considerations for PoE to support IoT

PoE standardization and its implications on cabling and efficient power delivery is creating a timely opportunity to power the growing number of IoT devices being added to the cabling infrastructure efficiently and cost-effectively. In CommScope’s white paper you’ll learn why PoE adoption is increasing, the applications driving it, how the key technical standards work with it, what the key considerations for cabling selection are and how to create solutions that are more efficient.

Returning to Venues During COVID-19

Technology can help restore confidence in returning to large venues by monitoring visitor temperatures and movements. Solutions to COVID-19 monitoring and compliance require an ecosystem of technology manufacturers, working together to develop solutions for venues of all types. There are four key technologies that provide solutions: Network Connectivity, Location & Analytic Systems, Sensors and Software applications.

How to Splice Rollable Ribbon in the Data Center

Adapting to new advancements in fiber optics – like rollable ribbon – does not have to be complicated. In this blog, Mike Cooper explains how deploying rollable ribbon can be an effective method of saving space. In data centers where fiber optic cables are starting to fill pathways, deploying rollable ribbon can be an effective method of saving space. It is also flexible, like a distribution cable, making it more durable and less susceptible to breaks. Moreover, rollable ribbon splices just like matrix – 12 fibers at a time.

CommScope reports COVID-19 supply chain disruptions led to soft Q1

CommScope reported that its net sales in the first quarter of 2020 increased 84.9% year over year to $2.03 billion primarily due to the contribution of $1.03 billion from the company’s ARRIS acquisition. However, on a combined company basis, net sales decreased 18.0% year over year to $2.03 billion. The company estimates that first-quarter 2020 net sales were negatively impacted by approximately $70 million related to supply chain disruptions as a result of COVID-19, as well as certain other COVID-19 related disruptions.

Managing network connectivity as the fourth utility

When internet connectivity is accepted as a necessary part of building infrastructure, alongside electricity, water, and gas, it is known as the fourth utility. Just like with utilities, the first step in network infrastructure is conducting a physical site survey, and then determining different connectivity options. Utility-grade infrastructure can meet varying requirements for low- or high-bandwidth devices and applications and supports Wi-Fi as a backhaul service.

Las Vegas Raiders Announce Technology Partnership With CommScope As They Prepare For Allegiant Stadium Opening

Walking into a new stadium or venue, it is easy to forget how much planning and infrastructure go into creating a great fan experience. Being able to stream video or post content to social media on your phone, along with 65,000 of your closest friends, requires an incredible amount of planning and execution long before any fan arrives. 

Multiplexing in the data center

Right now, optical technologies comfortably support lane speeds of 50 Gb/s for multimode fiber with 100 Gb/s lanes soon to follow. In their search for bigger, faster pipes, network operators are  focusing on two areas: improved optics and the increasing use of multiplexing. Of course, the two are not mutually exclusive. Many of the most attractive technologies involve both multiplexing and improved optics.