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.
Better cleaning is the answer for modern fiber optic networks but the cleaning product selection process based on cost, not effectiveness. This White Paper suggests a better decision is to define the “best practice” that will “future-proof” each installation so the connectors are perfectly clean first time, every time. Better cleaning will save time and money.
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.
These two cassettes are the latest options for cleaning connector end faces. Both feature and open cleaning window that provides the operator full and unobstructed access to the cleaning ribbon for effectively wiping the connectors. The open window and manual advancing cleaning wheel make these next generation cassette cleaners more effective with a lower cost of ownership when compared to the first generation trigger and shutter style cassettes.
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Fiber optic cables are highly reliable if installed and operated per the manufacturers’ guidelines. A simple acronym can help you remember some key points. TACT stands for Tension, Abrasion, Crush and Twist. […]
Fluke Networks now offers a series of seven online webinars that show you everything you need to do to certify your fiber optic network and ensure troubleshooting is reduced to a minimum. […]
This study might be old, but it’s still relevant. In fact, it’s concerning that even today, dirty fiber connectors are the most common cause of network failures — a problem that can […]
It’s human nature to be more vocal when complaining than complimenting. That means I hear a lot more about what goes wrong than what goes right. I retell these stories because you […]
The Women in BICSI Group is accepting donations, including through a GoFundMe campaign, to offset the cost of sponsoring a female competitor in BICSI’s annual Cabling Skills Challenge. 2019 will be the […]