Research on MultiCore Fiber (MCF) was first conducted almost four decades ago. It is definitely a real and a cool technology, and a user could eventually purchase greater capacity and density, including more optical communication gigabits per second per square millimeter than with current solutions. Still, despite continuing development work on the concept, especially in recent years, there are enduring challenges over both cost and practical use.
Furukawa Electric Co has conducted an experiment in its Mie, Japan facility to demonstrate the installation of a 6912-fiber optical cable with an outer diameter of 1.14 inches (29 mm) in a 696 foot (200m) long conduit with three 90 degree curves and an inner diameter of 32mm. The conduit used was a standard product installed in conventional data center campuses. Engineers confirmed a maximum pulling tension of 84 pounds (372N), well below the maximum pulling tension of 600 pounds (2700N) specified for the cable.
FS.com and US Conec are collaborating to supply MTP brand cable assembly products for high-density data center applications. Each FS MTP cable uses US Conec’s MTP connectors to ensure stable and highly effective interconnections of MTP cabling infrastructure in data center environments.
Understanding the role of fiber optic cassettes will become increasingly important as companies move toward 40G/100G, and managing the cable plant becomes more complicated. Fiber optic cassettes help manage the fiber connections by simplifying cable management without running new cables. In high-density network applications, cassettes ensure the efficient use of space and enable quick deployment, high reliability which eases moves, adds and changes and allows network administrators to refresh frequencies. In this webinar, we will review the types of cassettes available and how they will help the migration to 40G/100G networks.
The installation and use of singlemode fiber-optic cables with fiber counts in the thousands has prompted installers to learn and implement techniques that are not required when they install cables with lower fiber counts. These cables have emerged and grown in deployment driven by the growth of hyperscale data centers.
In its outlook for 2020, R&M has identified 8 key trends spanning across public, data center and local area networks.These include: Convergence, Single Pair Ethernet vs. Field Bus, Leveraging FTTX, WDM and Blown Microfiber, Leveraging 5G, Greater Importance of the Edge, High Density Data Centers, and Automated Infrastructure Management in Data Centers.
Berk-Tek this month announced the release of two new cable products.The company’s new, comprehensive line of fiber-optic ribbon cables delivers significant space savings for high-density applications. Also introduced was Berk-Tek’s LANmark-SST, a high-performing, small-diameter Category 6A cable which offers better flexibility, optimized cable management, and improved tray-fill ratio than the average Category 6A cable, making it ideal for high-density installations.
Huber+Suhner introduced its LISA Double Access solution at ECOC 2019, as part of the company’s extensive Fiber Connectivity portfolio. The high-density and modular cross-connect fiber management system provides a maximum of 3600 ports per rack, making it crucial to the support of high-density data center applications, and critical to future-proofing the industry, contends the company.
Lightel’s DI-2000 inspection probe series features one-touch autofocus. It provides ergonomic ease of use and versatile inspection of the endfaces for fiber-optic male and female, single and multi-channel connectors. The probe features a visual indicator LED that changes from red to green when autofocus is achieved, which is useful during connector inspection in high-density racks. The unit also comes equipped with a built-in flashlight.
The Infinium™ HD Enclosure is an ideal solution for fiber networks in data centers and building networks. The high-density footprint accommodates up to 96 fibers in 1U of rack space. This enclosure has many innovative features designed with the installer, contractor, and network professional in mind, providing a simplified process when installing or working within the enclosure.