Tag: Fluke Networks

2021 Network and cabling salary survey results

FFor the third year, Fluke Networks has teamed up with Cabling Installation and Maintenance to survey network and structured cabling professionals about salaries and jobs. This survey gathered data on the areas that impact salary, like education and experience. We also asked about types of jobs, bonuses, job changes, and how COVID-19 impacted the workforce. In addition, this survey includes information on salary by job titles like network technician salary, network engineer salary, cabling general management salary, and network designer or architect salary. There are some significant and surprising departures from findings of prior years.

Ways to Test Equipment Cords – The Weakest Links

Equipment cords are an integral part of any network—whether it’s a fiber jumper used to make connections between fiber patching areas and switches in the data center or a copper patch cord out in the LAN to connect end devices to the work area outlet. Unfortunately, they are also typically the weakest link in the network. They are handled and manipulated more than any other component, which makes them more subject to damage. They are also often considered a commodity item and some end users will seek to save money by purchasing them from lesser-known generic sources that may skimp on quality and compliance.

Let’s All Calibrate Test Equipments and Have a Good Time!

Like your car’s oil can wear out over time and become less effective at properly lubricating the engine, tester components can deviate from their original behavior. Part of the process of designing an accurate tester is determining what the appropriate calibration interval should be. Fluke reviews specifications as well as looking at real world experience with the thousands of testers in use. As with any electronic, resistors, capacitors and circuits can drift over time due to temperature, humidity and warming up and cooling down every time you turn your tester on and off. The circuit boards within the tester can also be contaminated by dust or other materials.

Webinar: Industry Update, Optical Cable and Testing for Data Centers

The demands being placed on our data centers are larger than ever. This is true for all types and sizes of data centers, from the largest Hyperscale, to Private, and even Edge. This webinar will address advancements in Single and Multimode fiber and how they are being used in data centers. This presentation will look at the latest applications and the requirements for fiber to support them. After that, we will look at testing these fibers, calculating a loss budget for current and future applications, and how you can increase confidence in the test results. At the end of this presentation, you will understand how improvements in fiber construction allow communications at multiple wavelengths are helping to reach speeds in excess of 400G as well as what testing will assure that the fiber has been properly installed.

Fluke Networks, Planet Associates integrate LinkWare Live and Planet IRM software

Fluke Networks and Planet Associates have integrated  Fluke Networks’ LinkWare Live and Planet Associates’ PlanetIRM, which is a next-generation cloud-based infrastructure configuration management software platform. LinkWare Live is Fluke Networks’ cloud-connected online cable certification solution. The companies explain the result of this integration is “a single solution that can design, consolidate, aggregate and visualize an organization’s facilities, IT/telecom, inside-plant, outside-plant, circuits, network assets and connectivity data.”

Cable Testing 101: Considerations for Mixing Multimode Fiber Types | www.flukenetworks.com

With OM4 at a premium over OM3, many data centers and LANs not requiring the extra distance afforded by OM4 continue to deploy OM3 multimode fiber cabling, and it remains more widely deployed for that reason. And while the two fiber types can be mixed due to the same core size, there are some considerations in general when it comes to mixing multimode fiber types.