Multimode fiber is a staple of fiber-optic cable infrastructure in data centers and campus networks. The ISO/IEC 11801 standard defines five classes of multimode fiber: OM1, OM2, OM3, OM4 and OM5. In this white paper, we will review the basics of multimode fiber and the evolution of the different fiber standards. We’ll discuss the differences between OM4 and OM5 and clear up the misconceptions, discussing when OM5 is an appropriate choice and when OM4 will work just fine.
Experts consider Single Pair Ethernet to be the next generation of communication architecture in automation. The concept behind it is essentially an extension of the Ethernet to the sensor, that is wherever “tracks” (in the literal sense) rather than data highways are needed in every inch of space within the plant – it is compact, flexible and offers extensive reach. Download Weidmueller’s White Paper.
TIA and LoRa Alliance’s new white paper presents expert viewpoints on constructing sustainable #smartbuildings and the importance of a cohesive assessment and certification program.
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This white paper from CommScope covers how to create an integrated suite of connectivity solutions; without adding layers of complexity; understand where and how key technologies such as PoE, IoT, Wireless, etc. fit.; how to flatten complexity with shared infrastructure; how to wire for the future, not just the present; the ins and outs of adding wireless connectivity.
White Paper: Understanding 10G to 400G Ethernet Speeds, Transceivers, and Selecting the Correct Fiber Optic Connectivity for Your Data Center
AThe data center industry is witnessing a rapidly increasing need for bandwidth, accelerating the transition to 400G. AFL’s latest White Paper examines Ethernet speeds and transceivers, and provides a guide to choosing the right fiber optic infrastructure.
PoE standardization and its implications on cabling and efficient power delivery is creating a timely opportunity to power the growing number of IoT devices being added to the cabling infrastructure efficiently and cost-effectively. In CommScope’s white paper you’ll learn why PoE adoption is increasing, the applications driving it, how the key technical standards work with it, what the key considerations for cabling selection are and how to create solutions that are more efficient.
Are expanded beam connector systems an alternative to the MTP®/MPO connector? Check out Rosenberger’s White Paper to learn about the requirements placed on multifiber connectors and what is needed to ensure uninterrupted, high data transmission rates.
For IoT deployments, going to the edge may be the best choice when it comes to helping businesses deploy IoT technology across their network infrastructures. Panduit’s white paper, “Edge Computing: Behind the Scenes of IoT,” explains the difference between the cloud and edge computing and three ways the edge can help IoT technology deployments. It also discusses the following key areas for consideration when deploying edge computing: real-time requirements, environmental conditions, space limitations, and security.
The findings discussed in this report reveal what operators around the world are thinking, doing, and planning in the areas of efficiency, resiliency, workload placement, staffing, and new technology adoption.
Edge computing environments, including edge data centers, reset goals and customer expectations for the housing, protection and management of equipment, including cabling and network gear. In these environments, one-size-fits-all isn’t even a consideration. The concepts, approaches, and best practices described in this document position network administrators for success in establishing the technologies and techniques needed for managing computing at the edge.