Siemon has released a new Fiber Splicing Enclosure (FSE) designed to offer flexibility and support for current and future fiber termination requirements by offering the ability to support fiber densities with a capacity of 1,728 fibers in a 5U footprint. The new enclosure can handle common, incoming high fiber count ribbon fiber cables of 864 and 1728 fibers that are transitioning to lower count cables within the building or data center.
Every inch is also precious within a data center. IT space is in short supply. Therefore, every data center operator strives to accommodate as much performance as possible in as little space as possible. Every additional height unit (HU) that a top-of-rack switch, for example, takes up is missing from the servers below it, thus reducing the maximum computing power of a rack. High density concepts that make better use of the available space are profitable here.
With many North American cabling projects specified to comply with TIA standards, these documents are among the most relevant to all parties involved in cabling-system design, installation, certification or management. This webinar will provide an update on both new and existing standards that are relevant to ICT professionals. Attendees will learn how to identify and understand the elements of a cabling standard that matter most to cabling design, installation & maintenance professionals; standard specifications related to high-density optical fiber cable; and the latest developments in copper cabling standards including single-pair cabling, PoE and cabling for WiFi support.
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.