Tag: Connectors

Dedicated LC fiber connector tool

Designed to insert and extract LC connectors in high-density patch panels, the new FCT-200 from Jonard Tools is specifically made for working with LC connectors in tightly packed bulkheads. The FCT-200’s thin nose jaws can be used to insert or remove simplex LC connectors in tightly packed bulkhead spaces. The unique jaws easily grasp LC connectors firmly, without damaging them or the surrounding connectors.

Overcoming the challenges of cleaning high-density fiber connections in giant data centers

The higher the fiber count of the cable, the more vulnerable the connectors and end faces are to contamination. All connectors are inherently dirty because of the moving parts like springs, connectors, and latches, all of which generate wear debris. Therefore, to get absolute reliability and uninterrupted service from any UHCF network it is important that all connectors are cleaned and inspected to meet IEC 61300-3-35 standards prior to installation. This helps avoid potential fiber network problems such as insertion loss (weakened signal), back-reflection (signal is diverted back to its source) or a complete system shut down.

Sometimes a Change Just Makes Sense

Network and data center managers have their own favorite brands when it comes to connectivity, cabinets, PDUs and cable management. But every now and then, a brand fails to deliver. That’s exactly what happened at Humana, the 3rd largest health insurance company in the nation. Despite their brand loyalty on fiber connectivity, the jumpers they were using just didn’t cut it when it came to port access in high-density patching areas or needing to change polarity on the fly.

The global MPO Fiber Optic Connector market will grow by US$ 5 Billion by 2024 at a CAGR of 9.8% 

The global MPO Fiber Optic Connector market will grow by US$ 5 Billion by 2024 at a CAGR of 9.8% in the given forecast period driven by the rapidly increasing demand for a high bandwidth, among end users. The increasing adoption of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets, and the growing adoption of 4G LTE network platforms provide numerous opportunities for growth.
 

Webinar: Best Practices in Enterprise Fiber Connectivity

Fiber connectivity is essential for the physical infrastructure in any enterprise or data center network. While it certainly has advantages, there are also challenges that come along with fiber. Contamination is the #1 cause of troubleshooting in fiber networks, so it is critical that anyone working with fiber is aware of and implementing best practices when handling, installing, or testing fiber connections. During this one-hour session, we will take a closer look at fiber connectivity and educate attendees on the impact that contamination has on fiber connections and network performance. We will also provide guidance on best practices and standards that are in place to ensure clean connections.

Connect the dots

The one constant that holds true to all fiber optic connectors is the importance of the surface quality of the fiber optic connector end-face. Scratches, embedded dust particles and residues in the contact zone of a mated connector pair will disrupt the path through which the light travels, as it crosses out of the transmitting connector’s end-face into the receiving connector’s end-face. The best way to get optimal performance from fiber optic connections is to proactively inspect and clean both ends of a mated connector pair.

Multifiber Mania: Understanding MPO Connections

MPO connectors are the most likely solution to migrate to 100, 200 and 400 Gb/s. If managers and contractors don’t use MPO or MTP® options and instead stick with LC connectivity, they’re going to end up limiting themselves to either long-reach transceiver applications for single mode, or some type of wave division multiplexing (WDM) technology. Getting started on using MPOs now will set organizations up for success, as higher speeds from 25 Gb/s to 400 Gb/s become the new norm.

Fiber Optic Connector Market To Set Astonishing Growth

The global Fiber Optic Connector Market is expected to reach USD 5.9 billion by 2025. Major factors driving growth include increasing bandwidth, rising demand for data volume and transmission speed in data centers within the telecommunication industry. Additionally, rising application of fiber optic connectors in a gamut of application areas within the medical and pharmaceutical sector

Sumitomo Electric, Senko partner on AirMT noncontact multi-fiber connector technology

Sumitomo Electric and Senko have partnered on new AirMT multi-fiber optical connectors which offer an alternative to physical contact multi-fiber optical connectivity, as found in such formats as MPO connectors. AirMT connectors eliminate the problem with  traditional MPO connectors, which require high spring force to achieve physical contact for MT-to-MT ferrules, and suffer from high sensitivity to dust contamination.