A web seminar that will be hosted by Cabling Installation and Maintenance on May 7 will provide significant detail on how user organizations can leverage their existing fiber-optic cabling infrastructures to support new and additional communications applications. Titled “Optimizing Fiber for the Next Generation Network,” the seminar is being sponsored by Omnitron Systems and delivered by Ty Estes, Omnitron’s director of marketing communications.
In describing the seminar’s content, Cabling Installation and Maintenance explains, “How do you optimize existing fiber infrastructure to deliver more services, increase capacity, extend distances and improve reliability—while reducing equipment costs and operating expenditures? This solution-focused webinar will present a variety of fiber network technologies that leverage existing fiber infrastructure in LAN, WAN, data center and DAS networks. Network technicians, managers and integrators will gain practical fiber networking skills from the concise content and network diagrams in this educational webinar.”
Within the seminar, Estes will discuss extending telecom services from the service-provider demarcation point to the customer equipment in business complexes and riser-management applications. This discussion will include Ethernet and T1 services, and a variety of cabling scenarios. He also will review how to add management to Ethernet fiber networks and network interface devices to reduce operating costs and provide carrier-grade reliability with performance monitoring and automatic fault notification. Next, Estes will cover coarse wave-division multiplexing (CWDM), and how CWDM multiplexers are used to expand fiber capacity. He will review how multiplexers work, then review applications for DAS, data center and SONET ring networks. Estes also will cover how users can extend distances to remote Power over Ethernet surveillance cameras and wireless access points with media converters that also inject PoE.
Attendees of the seminar, which is expected to last one hour, will be eligible to earn one continuing education credit (CEC) toward renewal of BICSI’s ITS professional credentials. After its live airing on May 7, the seminar will be available for on-demand viewing for six months. Attendees of both the live and on-demand versions will be eligible for the BICSI ITS CEC.