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  • Is your certifier up to flux?


    Is your certifier up to flux?

    Network certification, particularly fiber-system certification, is one of those activities that has grown to depend almost entirely on the capabilities of the tools used to accomplish the task. But managing this end of the business means trying to hit a moving target. Bandwidth grows, loss budgets shrink, standards are rewritten to accommodate ever-higher speeds...
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  • Testing MPO and evolving data center standards


    Testing MPO and evolving data center standards

    When we think of fiber-optic networks, most of us picture thin, arcing pathways of light tracing a web of instantaneous telecommunications around the world. When we think of server farms or data centers, we imagine thick bundles of twisted-pair cable nestled in cable tray and spraying a rainbow of wires into racks of blinking equipment.
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  • Clean or not clean?


    Clean or not clean?

    What does “clean” mean? Automated assessment of fiber end faces in fiber optic connections guarantees consistent quality and functionality. In the world of data transmission via fiber optic cable, it is widely known that defects such as scratches or chipping and, above all, contamination on the fiber end faces of connectors are the principal cause of faults and the...
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  • Multimode Measurement Cords


    Multimode Measurement Cords

    Recommendations for Multimode Link Field Certification. Different Multimode Cable Categories: Multimode cables are at current categorized into 4 different categories: OM1 up to OM4. All categories support transmission of light at 850 and 1300nm, but are different in terms of modal bandwidth, maximum supported length and other optical transmission parameters.
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  • 04/20/2017

    Easier Testing for Gigabit Compliance

    Field testing passive networks intended for later use as Gigabit networks can be a complicated, prolonged and costly business. By carrying out three simple test - Bit Error Rate, Signal to Noise Ratio and determining delay skew - you can check for suitability and cable quality. By taking this approach, you can not only almost instantly find out whether the network...
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