AFL has unveiled its OFI-BIPMe, an optical fiber identifier technicians can use to determine if a fiber is live, the transmission direction, and the relative core power.
The OFI-BIPMe is a cousin to the previously introduced OFI-BIPM. It offers a lower price point for applications that do not require advanced PON functions such as the capability to detect ONTs.
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.
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.
TR-42.7 Engineering Committee on Telecommunications Copper Cabling Systems (568) on Mar. 24 issued a call for interest for document TIA-1152-A, initially titled “Requirements for Field Test Instruments and Measurements for Balanced Twisted-Pair Cabling.”
Per a TIA statement, TR-42.7 is developing guidelines in the area defined by the following scope: “Revise ANSI/TIA-1152-2009 as determined in TIA TR-42.7, incorporating new specifications and other information as required to support field testing of cabling described in ANSI/TIA-568-C.2-1.”
Per TIA, stakeholders for the project may include, but are not limited to: field tester manufacturers; test equipment manufacturers; structured cabling products manufacturers; and structured cabling installers.
Fiber optic sensing uses the physical properties of light as it travels along a fiber to detect changes in temperature, strain, and other parameters. Fiber optic sensing utilizes the fiber as the sensor to create thousands of continuous sensor points along the fiber. This is called distributed fiber optic sensing using a distributed fiber optic sensor.
Most people who do an OTDR measurement, do it using just a launch fiber. The advantage in doing it that way is you don’t have to have someone at the other end to move the tail fiber across the patch panel.
Panduit recommends the Anritsu Network Master Pro MT1000A to conduct the analysis necessary to certify that the Panduit OneMode-Link passive media converters have been installed into high-speed networks properly.
Designed to specially work well with the CS and LC connectors, this instrument cleans the ferrule end faces removing dust, oil, and other debris without nicking or scratching the end face. The SENKO Fiber Optic Cleaner for simplex connections is a dry cloth cleaner specially designed to clean single fiber connectors. Designed as an adapter, the dust cap of the cleaner acts as an adapter for cleaning unmated connectors.
When testing, you will encounter different applications, cabling and connectivity in different functional areas of a data center. This blog post will help you understand each functional area and what you will likely need to test in each.
This article explains why high-precision fiber optic testing and measurement is important for revolutionizing data transmission and cloud storage. For ultra-fast and reliable data transmission & cloud storage, accurate and reliable fiber optic measurement is the essence of quality control. High precision measuring tools provide for real-time measurement of optical fiber cables, product categorization, process testing, and optimization.