Tag: OFS

OFS improves Rollable Ribbon fiber-optic microcables for metro networks

OFS announced an expansion of its microcable product line with the introduction of its RollR200 Central Core (CC) Rollable Ribbon Microcable at ISE EXPO 2021. The RollR200 CC Rollable Ribbon Microcable features 432 optical fibers in a gel-free central core design optimized for microduct installations. This latest-generation cabling solution can help take metro networks to the next level with increased fiber density, enhanced performance, and speed of deployment.Read the full article at: http://www.cablinginstall.com

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The pandemic has laid bare what rural residents have known for a long time. Rural broadband in many places is lacking. However, help is on the way. Federal and state funding programs are providing much needed assistance for rural fiber builds, and there’s never been a better time for a rural fiber build than now. This webinar will discuss design and deployment for rural networks, reviewing strategies to take fiber to the farmhouse. We’ll review the tradeoffs for various parts of the network build, and discuss concepts that may challenge some pre-conceived notions of how to deploy networks.

Fiber is the NOW: Keeping up with Optical Fiber

As internet traffic, connected devices, and cloud-based services proliferate, there is a corresponding increase in the deployment of optical fiber. This article highlights the key market segments and technology enablers driving demand and then discusses the ways that optical fiber technology is being deployed to meet the demands for higher bandwidth, low latency networks.

Webinar: Fiber-Optic Infrastructure in the Data Center

To meet exploding network bandwidth demand, 50 Gb/s and 100 Gb/s signaling lanes in server (and fiber to machine) and switch links, have emerged requiring higher speed standards. Ethernet and Fibre Channel have both either recently published (for 50 Gb/s per lane) or are developing (for 100 Gb/s per lane) new low cost, short reach standards that will utilize these lane rates, for both serial and parallel solutions. This presentation will provide an update on those standards efforts, along with the underlying market, industry, and technology trends.

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.

Webinar: Cabling Standards Update

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.

Furukawa first with high-density fiber optic cable into 1.25 inch conduit

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.

Webinar: Installing, Terminating, and Testing High-Density Fiber-Optic Cable

As fiber-optic cabling continues to grow in popularity, it is being installed in more types of environments than ever before. Some of these environments have inherent restrictions on or challenges to routing, installation, termination, and verification practices. While some recommended practices apply across a broad range of applications and environments, other fiber deployments require unique or specialized practices. This webcast looks at fiber deployment in different environments, including an examination of multiple termination styles, proper test procedures, cleaning processes, and inspection techniques.