OTDR Test

How can you improve event detection with your OTDR tests? Ever wondered why your OTDR isn’t reliably accurate in detecting all the events on your fiber under test? One reason is that there isn’t just one test configuration that is optimal to characterize a link with a single OTDR shot. If you use an OTDR […]

Cleaning is a vital step of the Inspect Before You Connect (IBYC) process, and like everything, there are choices to make and techniques to consider. Depending on the quantity of fiber optic cables you are cleaning, your level of experience, and the environment in which you are cleaning, some methods may be more effective than […]

There’s no need to cry over spilled milk if you have reliable cleaning tools. Same goes for cleaning fiber. Watch Episode 9 of the Inspect Before You Connect video series to learn about the growing number of suppliers for cleaning products that are in the market. Tyler and Brian discuss some key attributes to consider […]

Networks are converging at an unprecedented pace – a fact which is widely known and accepted in today’s hyper-growth and incredibly competitive global business environments. On top of that, every network flavor (fixed, wireless, cloud, enterprise…) must manage according to insanely accelerated cycles for updates, improvements, and advancements in their networks to support that complexity. […]

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Simplify FTTH/PON Testing with “Smart” Fiber Features The rise in fiber adoption by service providers is fueling the demand for workers who can skillfully build and certify fiber plants, especially for deployment of Fiber to the Home (FTTH). This means that installers and contractors, who are traditionally trained in copper or coax network installation, must […]

Blogbeitrag (Link zum Original-Beitrag in Englisch) Plug-and-Play-Technologie gibt es schon seit langem. Sie ist einer der Gründe, warum auch technisch nicht versierte Verbraucher ihre eigene Elektronik nachrüsten und erweitern können. Wir alle mögen Plug-and-Play-Fähigkeiten. Sie machen es möglich, schnell und einfach neue Chancen und Fähigkeiten zu erlangen. Wie es der Name schon sagt: Einfach die […]

Episode 7: Understanding Static Charge and Contamination  At some point, you’ve probably enjoyed shuffling your feet along the carpet to create an electric shock, and you might have chuckled at this creative and funny static cling commercial, but static charges on your network are no laughing matter. This episode we’ll dive deeper into fiber cleaning […]

Many network administrators still manage networks within their local data centers, but they’re increasingly troubleshooting in the cloud as businesses deploy more cloud workloads. According to RightScale’s latest “State of the Cloud” survey, 85 percent of enterprises have a multi-cloud strategy. Businesses run an average of 41 percent of workloads in public clouds and 38 […]

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