Tag: Corning

Mixing it up with hybrid cables

It’s challenging to make the right decision on passive infrastructure deployment in the presence of incomplete information on future transmission technologies and future network architectures. One tactic to deploy hybrid cables to account for potential disruptions that next-generation transmission technologies may bring. A hybrid optical fiber cable is one that features two or more different fiber types within the same physical construction to provide greater flexibility for the network operator.

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.

How a network tap enhance network security | Insight

There are a number of steps that organizations can take to ensure a more secure cloud environment. One technology currently used in network monitoring systems is tap (traffic access point). A tap is a passive component that allows non-intrusive access to data flowing across the network and enables monitoring of network links. A tap uses passive optical splitting to transmit inline traffic to an attached monitoring device without data stream interference, thus ensuring no disruption to the live network.

Inventors of bend-insensitive optical fiber to be inducted in National Inventors Hall of Fame

Three researchers from Corning, Dana Bookbinder, Ming-Jun Li, and Pushkar Tandon, who invented ClearCurve bend-insensitive optical fiber, will be inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF) in Washington D.C. in May. They are among 22 inventors who will be inducted at that time. The announcement was made at the Consumer Electronics Show.

Communications needs in manufacturing plants

Manufacturing plants and operations are each unique in their own way. In this article, we will discuss many of the communications opportunities that can equip new and existing buildings with more agile, resilient, and intelligent digital infrastructure. Manufacturing system architects are leveraging wired, wireless, and optical transport supporting robots, machine vision, production line machines, product transport, sensor arrays, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), and distributed Internet of Things (with future artificial intelligence management overlays) to increase process intelligence, agility, safety, and reduce defects and operational expenses.

On brief: Procedures & precautions for cutting and re-spooling fiber-optic cable

A recent evergreen technical brief, authored by Corning Cable Systems and distributed by eAnixter, takes as its premise the reality that improper use of a cable re-spooler can cause damage to fiber-optic cable jackets or, in tight buffered cables, result in wavy fiber due to cable crossovers or excessive tensile loading. The document provides a recommended procedure for cutting and respooling fiber-optic cables.

How Graybar helped a rural telecom provider convert its central office to a data center

Data centers are popping up all over the Midwestern U.S. region to support the ever-growing demand for bandwidth and data, and many of them are reaching capacity. Heartland recognized this fact as an opportunity to diversify its portfolio, and set its designs on converting it’s central office into a new colocation data center with help from Graybar, Corning and Schneider Electric.