Depending in which functional area of the data center you are testing, there are different applications, cabling and connectivity that you will encounter. Understanding the functional areas of the data center and what you will likely need to test in each can help prepare you for data center testing.
Polarity needs to be determined during the design phase so that the right components can be purchased. Unfortunately, the confusion surrounding polarity often means finding out that you’ve ordered cables or patch cords with the wrong polarity. And since pre-terminated MPO assemblies and jumpers are typically made to order (and often nonreturnable), ordering the wrong polarity risks unexpected project delays and expense. Thankfully, the combination of being able to test for polarity and new MPO connectors that allow you to change polarity in the field is putting an end to the risk. This article takes a closer look.
The FI-3000 FiberInspector Pro offers the fastest view of the entire MPO end-face to an individual #fiber. The multiple camera design provides an instant Live View with simple touchscreen gestures to move from full trunk to individual endfaces in real time. Automated pass/fail results are available in seconds. The unit stores results on your phone and allows you share them through text messages or email or use the industry-leading LinkWare platform to store complete project reports including copper, fiber loss, OTDR, and endface images.
We know testing conditions are not always ideal, with many environments experiencing moisture, vibrations, or noise. All of these conditions can become a factor in your test results. The M12 connector is designed for rugged environments, and the new M12X version can support speeds up to 10 Gigabits per second (10GBASE-T). See how you can certify the performance of these connections and avoid downtime.