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 […]


Focusing on Cable Design Criteria

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EuroWire, an international magazine covering the wire and cable industries, has featured an OFS white paper entitled “Long-Term Cable Reliability Design Criteria.” In this paper, Dave Mazzarese, Mike Kinard and Phil Konstadinidis investigate the current requirements for allowable axial load on fiber optic cables, with a focus on overhead cables. Their findings suggest that the current […]


Crimp, Cleave and Leave!

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OFS’ Crimp and Cleave technology helps make the typical 10-minute epoxy/polish process for installing fiber optic connectors a thing of the past. As part of an Industrial Networks solution, the LC Crimp and Cleave Connector takes center stage because of its compatibility with most common small form-factor pluggable (SFP) transceivers. While capitalizing on the advanced optical […]


White Paper Overviews New FTTH Fusion Splicer

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OFS released a white paper on the new FITEL® NINJA™ NJ001 handheld fusion splicer at the FTTH Connect Conference in Anaheim this week. Specifically designed for Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) applications. the NINJA features the industry’s first detachable V-groove that allows technicians to easily remove and clean that part.   According to Mark Boxer, Applications Engineering Manager and author of […]


There’s a New Microcable in Town

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Today, OFS introduced the newest member of its growing microcable product family at the FTTH Connect Show in Anaheim, CA. Building on the company’s expertise in microcable technology, the MiDia® FX Cable is specifically designed for excellent air-blown installation performance using microducts.  This new cable can help make fiber optic cable deployment faster and less […]