Industrial Fiber Optic Cable Selection Guide

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HCS® Industrial Graded-Index and Step-Index Fiber Optic Cable Selection Guide Indoor and outdoor optical fiber cables for use in Substation Automation, Factory Automation, Industrial Ethernet, HVDC Systems, and Power Electronics. View Guide Industrial Fiber Optic Cable Selection Guide Video Transcript: Hi, my name’s Pete Suttmeier with OFS Specialty Photonics division in Avon, Connecticut. And here’s […]

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Learn what makes Rollable Ribbon so impressive

Rollable Ribbon’s Most Impressive Features

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Mark Boxer, OFS Technical Manager, reveals what makes Rollable Ribbon so special. To form these ribbons, fibers are partially bonded to each other at intermittent points. This design not only enables mass fusion ribbon splicing but allows for easier individual fiber breakout than flat ribbons. The preferential bending plane of the rollable ribbons facilitates rolling […]

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A Fiber Broadband Success Story: Sandy, Oregon

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Transcript: Sandy Oregon located about 30 miles from downtown Portland is blessed with beautiful mountain scenery but unfortunately its great location also leads to challenges when it comes to being connected to the outside world. In 2002 city officials had the vision to start their own internet service provider and offer affordable internet service to […]

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How Fiber Optic Cables are Made

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We invite you on a tour of our fiber optic cable manufacturing facilities in Carrollton, Georgia, USA. View the highly automated OFS manufacturing process that produces a wide variety of fiber optic cables and products for telecommunications applications. Loose tube, microcables, flat ribbon, ADSS, ultra high density rollable ribbon cables and premise cables are all […]

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HOW TO SPEAK “FIBER GEEK” | ARTICLE 5: CUT-OFF WAVELENGTH (COW)

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WELCOME BACK, FIBER GEEKS!  The first Article in this series focused on growth in bandwidth demand and attenuation in optical fibers. Article 2 concentrated on the several types of dispersion that exist in fiber today, closely followed by Article 3 – Fiber strength and reliability. Article 4 featured single-mode fiber geometries and now the latest […]

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Future Proof Your RDOF Investment

Future Proof Your RDOF Investment

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Mark Boxer discusses why fiber is the best option over wireless or satellite for RDOF deployment. OFS fiber services for RDOF award winners are positioned to build and deliver next-generation abilities to your customers.

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HOW TO SPEAK “FIBER GEEK” | ARTICLE 4: SINGLE-MODE FIBER GEOMETRIES

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 WELCOME BACK, FIBER GEEKS!  The first Article in this series focused on growth in bandwidth demand and attenuation in optical fibers. Article 2 focused on several types of dispersion that exist in fiber, followed by Article 3 – Fiber strength and reliability.  This article, the fourth in the series, will focus on single-mode fiber geometries.  […]

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HOW TO SPEAK “FIBER GEEK” | ARTICLE 3: FIBER RELIABILITY

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WELCOME BACK, FIBER GEEKS!  Article 1 in this series focused on growth in bandwidth demand and attenuation in optical fibers caused by bending, and the built-in mechanisms scattering and absorption. Article 2 focused on several types of dispersion that exist in fiber.  This article, the third in the series, will focus on fiber strength and […]

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HOW TO SPEAK “FIBER GEEK” | ARTICLE 2: DISPERSION

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WELCOME BACK, FIBER GEEKS!  As a quick refresher, article 1 in this series focused on growth in bandwidth demand. We also looked at attenuation in optical fibers caused by factors external to the fiber e.g. bending, and built in attenuation mechanisms i.e. scattering and absorption.  In this second article, we will focus on the several […]

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