Advanced Fiber Optic Technologies for Next-Generation Networking

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If you missed the recent webcast on “Advanced Fiber Optic Technologies for Next-Generation Networking,” you’re in luck.  This webinar produced by Cabling Installation & Maintenance, is still available for viewing. The seminar examines several of the latest developments in fiber optic cabling infrastructure and also places specific emphasis on how these advancements position optical fiber […]


Emerson Report Identifies Four Emerging Data Center Models

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Emerson Network Power recently released a summary report that predicts four emerging archetypes that will reshape the way the data center of the future will look and operate. According to the analysis, the data center has typically changed in response to technology innovation with a somewhat predictable pace and direction. However, it continues, “Disruptive trends […]


Survey Says: U.S. Fiber Broadband Deployments Continue Steady Growth

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The Fiber to the Home (FTTH) Council Americas released survey results showing that U.S. fiber deployments grew by 13 percent during 2015. This increase is the second largest annual expansion since FTTH technology became available. In addition, other key data indicators suggest that the industry is poised for substantial growth over the next five years. […]


Meeting the Need for Speed

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Bandwidth demand continues to grow unabated and is predicted to increase at a compound annual rate of nearly 25 percent over the next five years.  The use of virtualization in servers has driven intra-data center traffic to new levels, while the rapid deployment of cloud computing applications is creating demand for higher-speed enterprise networks. In […]


What Lies Ahead for Multimode Optical Fiber

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Multimode optical fiber has supported the transmission speeds of the fastest networks for many years, with refinements in the fiber manufacturing process enabling increased bandwidth and throughput capability. OM4 fiber is currently the highest-performing, standardized multimode fiber. Multi-mode links can be used for data rates up to 100 Gbit/s. Multi-mode fiber’s large core enables multiple light […]


Managing Change in Data Center Cabling and Systems

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From network cabling to supporting infrastructure, every system in a data center must deliver solid, consistent performance.  However, because data centers are subject to frequent reconfiguration, they must also be adaptable to change. A recent webcase seminar from Cabling Installation & Maintenance provides an inside look at technologies that can help data centers to meet the […]


OFS Launches WIDEly-Anticipated Multimode Fiber

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OFS announced the launch of its LaserWave® FLEX WideBand Multimode Fiber at the BICSI 2015 Fall Conference in Orlando this week. Developed to enable next-generation short wavelength division multiplexing (SWDM) applications, this new wideband multimode fiber also meets the demanding requirements of today’s OM4 applications. Unlike conventional multimode fiber, which carries transmission at the single […]


The Effects of Sterilization Methods on Specialty Optical Fibers and Terminations

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While specialty optical fibers and fiber optic-based probes or sensors are ideally suited for a wide range of medical applications, such as invasive surgical procedures, these fibers must be sterilized to ensure that they are free of microorganisms before being used inside a human body. Although a variety of physical and chemical sterilization treatments are […]


What’s Fast, New and Almost Invisible? The InvisiLight™ MDU Solution

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OFS is pleased to launch the InvisiLight Multiple Dwelling Unit (MDU) Solution that offers virtually invisible and faster fiber routing inside residential and business MDUs. This new solution combines with our current InvisiLight Indoor Living Unit (ILU) Solution to provide a complete in-building, fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) and fiber-to-the-business (FTTB) system. Using this solution, service providers can […]


Access to Optical Fiber Can Boost Home Values By Up To 3.1 Percent

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The Fiber to the Home (FTTH) Council Americas recently released a white paper finding that access to optical fiber can help increase a home’s value by up to 3.1 percent. In this study, the authors researched the relationship between fiber-delivered Internet services and housing prices. Based on their analysis, the increase to the value of […]