September 12th webcast: Emerging Applications for Optical Fiber

Sep 12th, 2019

This event was originally aired on September 12, 2019
and is now available for on demand viewing!!
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Approved for 1 BICSI ITS CEC*

Webcast Description:

Optical fiber and fiber-optic cabling are the most-capable media in high-speed, long-distance data transmission, evidenced by their use in the world’s most-demanding networks. Fiber’s capabilities extend beyond the transport of bits and bytes for which it is most commonly known. This webcast seminar, produced by Cabling Installation & Maintenance, explores applications for optical fiber that may not be mainstream for network owners and managers. The seminar discusses fiber’s essential role in sensing networks, as well as cable-construction types that enable the delivery of power via copper conductors and data via optical fiber.

Presentation: Fiber Sensing Systems
Today’s networks are more demanding than ever—always on, always reliable, and no downtime regardless of application or environment. Instead of responding to issues once they occur, owners and operators are looking for ways to proactively manage their infrastructure. How can issues be detected and addressed before they happen, so reliability is guaranteed and downtime is eliminated? Imagine being able to detect small acoustic, temperature, and/or strain changes anywhere along an optical cable in an outside-plant environment, continuously, accurately, and in real-time. And depending on the source used, you could have the ability to detect various environmental events at distances from ones to tens of kilometers away, with large numbers of distributed virtual sensors along the path. All this is possible by using optical fiber as an intrinsic sensing medium. This presentation will describe how the technology works, its benefits, and the potential applications for it.

Presentation: Fiber-Optic Cable and Power Delivery
The use of twisted-pair cables to deliver both connectivity and power via Power over Ethernet (PoE) has been a popular solution in the world of structured cabling. Nevertheless, as connectivity speeds exceed the limitations of copper, the use of UTP cable has been gradually replaced by optical fiber that not only is capable of much higher speeds, but also can reach longer distances. Unfortunately, current technology is still unable to deliver electrical power to remote devices. This presentation will provide information about hybrid cable and connectivity solutions that are capable of delivering both optical connectivity and electrical power.     


Joseph Herridge       
Business Development Manager
Corning Optical Communications

Throughout his 27 years at Corning, Joseph Herridge has held positions in manufacturing, quality, research and development, and product line management. In his current role, Joseph is responsible for increasing awareness of and growing the emerging global fiber sensing market. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and an MBA from Texas Tech University.

Dr. Bernard HL Lee, PhD, RCDD
Regional Technology Director
SENKO Advanced Components

Bernard is a senior telecommunications and business strategy professional with more than 15 years of global experience in the field of optical fibre communications. He previously joined Telekom Malaysia R&D in 2003 and then Telekom Malaysia (TM) as the Assistant General Manager of Group Business Strategy till 2011. Now, he is the Regional Technology Director for SENKO Advanced Components. Bernard is also an Expert at the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), a Chartered Engineer (CEng) accredited by the Engineering Council of UK, a Professional Engineer (PEng) registered with the Board of Engineers Malaysia and also a BICSI Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD). In the past 15 years, Bernard has designed, commission and audited numerous communications networks.

Moderator: Patrick McLaughlin
Chief Editor
Cabling Installation & Maintenance

*The granting of 1 Continuing Education Credit for this webcast by BICSI does not imply or suggest that BICSI approves or endorses this event.

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