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 […]


A Miniature Turnaround for Distributed Temperature Sensing

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Fiber optic distributed temperature sensing systems (DTS) are valuable tools used for a broad range of applications, including the monitoring of hydrologic systems and power cables, and the detection of pipeline leaks. In many fiber optic DTS systems, a dual-ended configuration can correct the temperature measurement error associated with wavelength dependent loss (WDL) of the optical […]


Testing Bend-Insensitive Multimode Fiber Links

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Enterprise networks and data centers around the world are increasingly installing bend-insensitive OM3 and OM4 Multimode Fibers. These fibers interoperate well with the embedded base of multimode fiber. However, if a link is not characterized properly, misleading test results can occur. In BICSI’s ICT Today magazine, Dave Mazzarese describes how to properly measure the channel insertion […]


GigaNet – Forward to the Future!

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OFS recently helped to deploy a turnkey Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) network in the City of Sandy, Oregon. This new network brings 1 GB/s broadband service to approximately 3,500 residents via SandyNet, the internet service provider (ISP) owned by the community and operated by the city since 2003. Sandy is only one of many communities across the nation that have deployed […]


Riding the Winds of Change

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With the opening next week of the 2015 American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) Windpower Conference, fiber optics and wind power are particularly timely topics. According to Industrial Marketing Analyst Natalia Juhasz, people often fail to realize that the many uses of optical fiber include industrial networking, such as control systems for wind power. In fact, […]


Choosing the Right Fiber for In-Building Applications

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Network owners are increasingly converting their data center and enterprise telecommunication/data communication systems from copper cabling to optical fiber.  Because these applications have shorter overall spans and often use connectors instead of splices, they differ from what is typically seen in long-haul, metropolitan and access deployments. As the use of optical fiber continues to grow […]


Supporting the Nation’s “Most Wired and Connected” State

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The employees of OFS recently reflected on our role in successfully deploying a massive network that makes Maryland the most “wired and connected” state in the nation 2015. In this project, nine Maryland governmental jurisdictions joined forces to form The One Maryland Inter-County Broadband Network (ICBN). ICBN then partnered with the State of Maryland to […]