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The 8-Fiber Solution for Today’s Data Center

Determining the right fiber count is vital for the cost and performance of today’s high-density 40/100G data center and network infrastructure applications. The 8–Fiber Ribbon Solution solves the considerable costs, optical performance, and compatibility issues of the traditional 12 fiber infrast...

Passive Optical Port Replication in the Data Center

What is port replication? Essentially, port replication is “mirroring” the ports of active fiber optic hardware in a passive component (fiber patch panel). This creates a direct relationship between the active hardware ports and the passive structured cabling environment, thus simplifying the cab...
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Solving the Workplace Speech Privacy Crisis

When you think of an office building, chances are you picture private offices along the walls and cubicles taking up the open space in the middle. Some tech companies and startups have adopted communal tables instead of cubicles, with other offices taking over older buildings with open rafters an...

PON and Blown Fiber: The Optimum Solution for Today’s High Gigabit Speed Enterprise Networks

As enterprise network managers, challenged like never before, seek to keep up with current and future exponential growth of data and to find the most reliable, efficient, and cost effective means to support 40Gbs/100Gbs, more and more are looking toward the passive optical network (PON) as a viab...

The Optical Fiber Ribbon Solution for the 10G to 40/100G Migration

The relentless movement and volume of data has today’s data centers of all sizes seeking how to best deploy their network infrastructure to support ever growing gigabit transmission speeds.    Ultimately Fiber optic cables have become the ubiquitous transport medium in the data cen...

Fiber Storage – Are you doing it wrong?

This white paper discusses the results of using faulty, ineffective means and products that are inappropriate for aerial fiber optic storage and presents a solution for remedying the critical problems associated with those applications. It presents the history of fiber optic storage and other met...

Laying the groundwork for a new level of Power over Ethernet

Enterprise networks continue to expand, growing more versatile and complex. Devices once considered peripherals—wireless access points (WAPs), security network cameras, building automation and control systems, and voice-over-IP (VoIP) phones—are now important network assets. As more devices are a...
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OTDR Event Analysis

Data center, enterprise, and FTTx fiber networks present a number of challenges when it comes to locating and measuring events and impairments. These challenges include multiple connectors and splices in each fiber, numerous short jumper cables, and splitters. Higher data speeds drive the need to...
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Advances in Multi-Fiber Connectivity

Today’s data centers are looking to deploy infrastructures that are ready to support 40- and 100-gigabit Ethernet (GbE) as well as flattened data center architectures to improve low-latency, server-to-server communication. Supporting these higher speeds and new designs is causing optical insertio...
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Category 8 Cabling Standards Update

In order to be successful, 40G applications must have the proper cabling solutions to back them up and meet their bandwidth requirements. This resource explores the reasoning behind the development of Class II cabling limits and reveals why Category 8 cabling standards are critical to the future ...
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