3M, OFS tout FO advancements; BICSI, CommScope updates: Top stories

March 15, 2019
Also: Panduit issued 2 patents for fiber-optic technology innovations; Corning on The Dilemma of More; more.

Photo: OFS

Welcome again to our weekly round-up of the top structured cabling industry news stories and featured articles for ICT and IT industry professionals, as compiled by the editors of Cabling Installation & Maintenance magazine and CablingInstall.com.

3M: 'We’ve reimagined fiber optic connectors'

As introduced at OFC 2019, the new 3M Expanded Beam Optical Connector System is engineered and positioned as a groundbreaking, scalable single-mode and multimode interconnect system for data center applications. According to 3M, the "first-of-its-kind...revolutionary expanded beam ferrule and connector system challenges the status quo of optical interconnect, and is designed to enable the industry to meet next generation data center demands."

OFS launches AcoustiSens single-mode optical fiber

Designed to enhance Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) systems, the patented AcoustiSens optical fiber, when coupled via sensing cables to commercially available DAS systems, enables significant improvements in Acoustic Signal to Noise Ratio (ASNR) through dramatic gains in the Optical Signal to Noise Ratio (OSNR) of the fiber.

BICSI: The state of the industry (CIM Video)

BICSI’s president Jeff Beavers discusses the ‘state of the industry’ from a technology perspective, describing some of the communications applications that are driving the demand for new services and infrastructure.

CommScope appoints new chiefs in wake of ARRIS acquisition

CommScope announced two leadership appointments effective following the completion of its acquisition of ARRIS International plc. Upon closing, ARRIS CEO Bruce McClelland joins the CommScope leadership team as chief operating officer; and Morgan Kurk, CommScope's current chief operating officer, becomes CTO of the combined organization.

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