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Cable Management: Routing Paths, Access and Physical Fiber Protection

This blog post is going to talk about these three critical elements of fiber cable management; cable routing paths, cable access, physical protection. All aspects directly affect the network’s reliability, functionality, and operational cost. We explored the fourth critical element of fiber cable management; bend radius protection in our previous blog post. Cable Routing Paths […]

Fiber Optic 5 October 2016

Fiber Optic Bend Radius Protection: A Critical Element of Fiber Cable Management

There are four critical elements of fiber cable management: bend radius protection; cable routing paths; cable access; physical protection. All four aspects directly affect the network’s reliability, functionality, and operational cost. This blog post is going to talk about the importance of bend radius protection. Fiber Optic Bend Radius Protection There are two basic types […]

Fiber Optic 28 September 2016

The Qualities Of A Successful Service Provider Network

The Qualities Of A Good Service Provider Infrastructure Lower operations costs, greater reliability and flexibility in service offerings, quicker deployment of new and upgraded services—these are the characteristics of a successful service provider in a competitive global market. Service providers continue to build out high-bandwidth networks around the world. These networks use a great deal […]

Fiber Optic 23 September 2016

The Fundamentals of Fiber Cable Management in Service Provider Networks

The Key To Successful Fiber Networks: Lower operations costs, greater reliability and flexibility in service offerings, quicker deployment of new and upgraded services — these are the characteristics of a successful service provider in a competitive global market. Service providers continue to build out high-bandwidth networks around the world. These networks use a great deal […]

Fiber Optic 3 March 2016

10 Rules To Follow For A 10/40/100G Data Center Migration Plan

A Clear, Defined Path For Migration in Data Centers: Forward-looking data center designers and managers realize that, now that the standards are largely defined, migration of Ethernet links from 10 Gb/s to 40 and 100 Gb/s as well as Fibre Channel links from 4 to 8 to 16 Gb/s is rapidly accelerating. With further interesting […]

Fiber Optic 23 February 2016

A Simple Guide to Cable Standards and Specifications

Characteristics of Different Cable Standards and Specifications: The characteristics of different cabling options are by their nature complicated to capture in a simple manner. That is why there are pages and pages of specifications that cover them in detail. However in an attempt to provide a very simple guide, below are short descriptions of the cable […]

Fiber Optic Infrastructure 17 February 2016

How Multiplexing Techniques Deliver Higher Speeds on Fiber Optic Cabling

The Different Multiplexing Techniques: Different multiplexing techniques are enabling the evolution of network speeds on fiber optic cabling. Time Division Multiplexing is simply a way of transmitting more data by using smaller and smaller increments of time, and multiplexing lower data rate signals into a higher speed composite signal.   Space Division Multiplexing, more commonly […]

Fiber Optic 9 February 2016

Step by Step Guide to Patch Cord Management: Part 2 Fiber Optic

Best Practices in Fiber Patch Cord Management The principles of good management for fiber cords are similar to those for twisted pair cabling, covered in Part 1 of this series: A Step by Step Guide to Patch Cord Management: Part 1 Twisted Pair. However, there are special considerations with optical fiber, and extra care is […]

Fiber Optic 9 December 2015

Dirty Fiber Optic Connectors Can Mean Disrupted Data!

Avoiding Dirty Fiber: Cleaning and Inspection of Optical Fiber Connectors Cleanliness of fiber optic connections is critical to the performance of optical communication networks. Contamination – dirty fiber – on a connector end face, even if only at the microscopic level, can create severe problems. Traditional single-mode fiber optic core diameters are approximately 9 microns. […]

Fiber Optic 26 November 2015

How Does Loss Impact Gigabit Transmission In Multimode Fiber?

The 6 Parameters That Influence Gigabit Transmission Technology: There are six parameters influencing gigabit optical transmission technology used for LAN electronics: Cable and Connector attenuation (channel loss) Intersymbol Interference (ISI) Penalty Receiver Eye Penalty Modal Noise Penalty Mode Partition Noise Penalty Relative Intensity Noise Channel loss and Intersymbol Interference (ISI) make up the bulk of […]

Fiber Optic 4 September 2015