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

As transmission speeds necessary to handle the growing daily network traffic of the data center increase, the migration from existing systems to 40G/100G requires a new optical fiber paradigm. For the first time, parallel optics is required to deliver the necessary speeds in the network. To use e...

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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Exploring the Benefits of Low Smoke Zero Halogen: Eco-friendly Cabling with No Performance Loss

“Green consciousness” is a trend that is being embraced globally to improve consumer and worker safety and to protect the environment. One initiative has been to remove the use of halogens from a number of products—including electrical and electronic cables. Halogens have been a popular material ...
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The New Normal: Multi-Everything

Today’s IT discussions are filled with terms like Cloud, Virtualization, SANs, BYOD, SaaS, and SLAs. Rarely is the physical layer – Layer 1 of the 7-Layer OSI Model – part of the buzz. All network technologies lead back to that critical, foundational layer and the cabling infrastructure that supp...
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Fiber Optic Encircled Flux Round Robin Testing

This white paper discusses results from 19 months of round robin testing initiated to check the current state of equipment, designed to measure Fiber Optic Encircled Flux (EF). There was some skepticism that, since EF represents a very restricted launch, the EF equipment would not have the precis...
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CommScope Global Enterprise Survey

Whether it is the use of smartphones, laptops or tablets, a recent survey by CommScope shows that mobile devices are playing a larger part as game changers in today’s businesses, as enterprise IT managers struggle to keep pace with mobility’s dramatic effects on workplace productivity and require...
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The Migration Path from 10G to 40G and Beyond

CommScope® offers a variety of pre-terminated fiber solutions that utilize multi-fiber connectors to facilitate rapid deployment of fiber networks in data centers and other high-density environments. Within the SYSTIMAX® brand, these solutions are InstaPATCH 360 and InstaPATCH Plus. The Uniprise®...
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