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Today’s business requirements are changing daily, and the infrastructure that supports those businesses needs to be equally dynamic. That means providing highly scalable connectivity infrastructure to enable the rapid integration and migration to next generation, higher speed, active equipment in your IT deployment.
This is a short and easy to read explanation of the CPR and how it applies to fiber optic cables and copper balanced cables. The Construction Product Regulation (CPR) (EU No.305/2011) provides regulatory rules by using a harmonized standard (EN 50575:2014/ A1:2016) for the “reaction to fire” of cables permanently incorporated into buildings and construction works.
Since the dawn of time, or at least since fiber optic cables were first produced in 1975, they have always been bundled in multiples of twelve fibers / tubes. Cable fiber counts were commonly 12, 24, 48, 96, 144, and recently all the way up to 6,912 (576 individual 12-fiber units).
All data centers are essentially buildings that provides space, power and cooling for network infrastructure. They centralize a business’s IT operations or equipment, as well as store, share and manage data. Businesses depend on the reliability of a data center to ensure that their daily IT operations are always functioning. As a result, security and reliability are often a data centers top priority.
When designing your network and physical data center infrastructure, basic concepts such as port densities, fiber volume, over vs under routing paths, and internal cabling specifications need to be carefully considered.
The world of digital technology has never looked so bright and interesting. With the continuous developments in artificial intelligence, robotics, virtual reality, Internet-of-things (IoT), machine learning, computer algorithms, smart devices, and automation, the world that we live in over the next 5, 10 and 20 years will be far different than the one we are living in today.
thernet is a computing network technology that has been in existence nearly since the beginning of network computing. It first came out of Xerox in 1980 and had a transmission speed of 10 Megabits per second (10Mb/s). Subsequent evolutions of Ethernet were released, always in 10 fold increments and, by design, were always backwards compatible.
The leading cause of network failure is dirty connections. Almost all the time, the dirt is completely invisible to the naked eye. Failure occurs when dirt gets on a connector ferrule end-face and blocks light. Preventing contamination is the reason all fiber connectors are protected with a dust cap or built-in shutter.
An instruction guide on how to clean and connect your MPO connectors.
An instruction guide on how to clean and connect your single fiber connectors.
With such a wide variety of optical fiber types available, being able to identify what your network requires is essential. With our quick reference guide, you'll be able to assess what fiber type can support your network in relation to different bandwidth requirements and transmission distance across single mode and multimode fibers.