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.
Fluke Networks and Planet Associates have integrated Fluke Networks’ LinkWare Live and Planet Associates’ PlanetIRM, which is a next-generation cloud-based infrastructure configuration management software platform. LinkWare Live is Fluke Networks’ cloud-connected online cable certification solution. The companies explain the result of this integration is “a single solution that can design, consolidate, aggregate and visualize an organization’s facilities, IT/telecom, inside-plant, outside-plant, circuits, network assets and connectivity data.”
Wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) is the best way to increase efficiency and data density but it requires a new level of testing. Every connector, splice, MUX, DEMUX must be tested using the appropriate wavelengths and correct colored transceiver TX is received at the proper level on the RX side. When a DWDM is half full it is hard to troubleshoot with legacy test equipment which is why inline DWDM OTDR/iOLM channel testing is required.
With OM4 at a premium over OM3, many data centers and LANs not requiring the extra distance afforded by OM4 continue to deploy OM3 multimode fiber cabling, and it remains more widely deployed for that reason. And while the two fiber types can be mixed due to the same core size, there are some considerations in general when it comes to mixing multimode fiber types.
Anritsu has introduced its Network Master Pro MT1040A for 400G networks. The new, battery-powered tester supports 400G Ethernet and has a simultaneously installable 10M-to-100G interface for access, metro, mobile fronthaul/backhaul, and data-center transmission quality tests (BER, throughput, frame loss, and latency measurements), while the easy-to-use GUI, remote-control-over-network option, and auto-test functions add-up to a tester with unparalleled measurement efficiency.
Join Viavi’s YouTube LIVE OTDR Basics session to learn OTDR basics including, understanding the mystical launch cable length — how long does it need to be? How to analyze OTDR Traces using Smart Link Mapper; how to identify a fault, and locate the exact distance to the fault along with tips and tricks for novices, as well as expert OTDR users to take you to the next level.
Cabling is the cause of more than half of Industrial Ethernet failures, but with the right tools you can troubleshoot or even prevent them. Join us for a 15-minute discussion of testing IE cabling followed up by a short question and answer session. Learn more about Industrial Ethernet by visiting our resource page.
This handy infographic from Senko gives an overview on why you need a visual fault locator. A VFL helps you check polarity, find microband and macrobend points and check for light continuity and the location of broken fibers.
VIAVI offers two free reference guides for fiber optic testing that can be downloaded as ebooks. Volume 1 reviews the basics in systems, standards, and network architectures and focuses on how to make the most of Optical Time Domain Reflectometers (OTDRs) to install, turn-up, and maintain fiber optic networks
With the large number of devices connected for varying applications on premise networks, cabling infrastructure planning will see a dramatic change. The ability to perform validation testing will become crucial to ensure smooth functioning of the networks.