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.
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.
Panduit’s twisted-pair copper connectors meet the specifications of the IEEE 802.3bt standard for Power over Ethernet published in January 2019. That standard defines a maximum of 90 watts. While the standard itself is recently updated, Panduit’s certification to the higher loads has been in place since August 2016.
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.
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 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.
Fiber optic LC connectors are available in simplex and duplex options. A simplex optical fiber has a single strand of glass or plastic fiber, and is only capable of transmitting data in one direction. This makes it suitable for applications that only need this uni-directional capability, for example transmitting data from a sensor in an Internet of Things (IoT) system.A duplex optical fiber, on the other hand, consists of two strands of fiber, and can therefore transmit data in both directions. It may be ‘half duplex’, that can only send data in one direction at a time, or ‘full duplex’, that can handle simultaneous, bi-directional communications – for example, for an IP telephony application.
Siemon Receives Platinum and Gold Ratings in 2019 Cabling Installation & Maintenance Innovators Awards
Siemon has won two Cabling Installation & Maintenance Cabling Innovator Awards. the company was recognized as a Platinum honoree for its Digital Lighting Partner (DLP) Certification Program and as a Gold honoree for its LC BladePatch® fiber connector available in multimode and singlemode (UPC and APC).
The global fiber optic connector market is expected to reach USD 5 billion at a CAGR of over 8% by the end of the forecast period to 2018-2023.The factors which are spurring the market growth of fiber optics connectors include the surging adoption of cloud applications, growing need for broad bandwidth over internet connectivity, internet of things, network virtualization, data center application, and others.
Stewart Connector’s new single and multiport RJ45 connectors to support 2.5G Base-T Ethernet communications. The new 2.5G connectors deliver a high speed, small form factor and PoE capable connector for use in networking equipment, IoT devices, servers, printers, and new emerging applications. The RJ45 connectors are optimally designed to address cross-talk and return loss issues that are common in 2.5G applications.