Tech Digest

It was, it still is but will it always be ‘the dirty connector’…?

One of the many hopes for network operators who deploy optical fiber has been, of course, its performance & reliability. Most if not all hope that the general maintenance requirement will be greatly reduced with the use of fiber optics as compared to conventional copper as optics does not rust, does not get affected by electromagnectic inteference and is water resistant.

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Optical connectors must have no contamination prior to mating

What can happen when the optical end face is dirty? The beam of light may not be able to travel through the core. Optical connectors become contaminated from a variety of reasons. Usually 2-15 micron sized contaminants will have an impact on the signal transmission and could cause damage to the optical end face. The majority of network down time is caused by optical connector contamination.

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MPO CONNECTOR POLARITY – TIA-568

Each MPO connector has a key on one side of the connector body. The “Key Up” position refers to the orientation where the key is located at the top position of the connector. When looking at the end face of the connector, position 1 is on the far left while position 12 is on the far right. For a 24 fiber MPO connector, the same orientation applies with the top row being positions 1 to 12 and the bottom row being positions 13 to 24. Depending on the adopted connectivity orientation, the MPO adapter needs to be suitable for its application, which is either “Key Up to Key Down” or “Key Up to Key Up”.

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Data Center Boom Heats Up

Higher Data Center operational temperature affect fiber optic reliability

Big Data Analytics, The Cloud, Internet of Thing: The buzz words in the ICT (Information and Communications Technology) industry. All of which fuels the flourishing Data Centers market across the globe at an alarming rate. Cisco predicted that by 2018, more than three quarters (78%) of workloads will be processed by cloud data centers; 22 percent will be processed by traditional data centers. Although overall data center workloads will nearly double (1.9-fold) from 2013 to 2018; however, cloud workloads will nearly triple (2.9-fold) over the same period. The workload density (that is, workloads per physical server) for cloud data centers was 5.2 in 2013 and will grow to 7.5 by 2018

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LC Switchable
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LC-HD Connector
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White Papers

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Optical Return Loss Measurement
With increasing data speeds and the use of WDM technology, accurate measurement of ORL is becoming ever more important across the world. Read More
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Fiber Optic Connector Hygiene
The dawn of the new millennium was a gloomy start for the fiber optic industry with the collapse of the ‘Dot Com bubble’ across the world.
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Low Loss MPO
It is a known fact that the demand for higher speeds in both the telecoms and then datacoms network is rapidly increasing and this is due to the massive amount of storage that is needed Read More
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Brochures

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MPO Plus
The MPO Plus connector offers up to 24 times the density of standard connectors, providing signifigant space and cost savings. Read More
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