November 7th webcast: Deploying High-Density Networks

Nov 7th, 2019

This webcast was originally broadcast on November 7, 2019
and is now available for on demand viewing. 
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Approved for 1 BICSI ITS CEC*  

Webcast Description:

In communications systems of all types, in all places, connection density is on the rise. Whether we’re considering wireless LANs in enterprise networks, telecom-room and data center rack configurations, data center interconnect systems, or a number of other outside-plant applications, managing a high density of connections is paramount to a project’s success. This webcast seminar, produced by Cabling Installation & Maintenance, examines high-density networks from multiple perspectives. Its presentations describe and bring to life the practicalities of designing and installing networks with a high density of connections.

Presentation: Optimizing High-Density Wi-Fi Infrastructure Performance Outdoors
Many schools, municipalities, corporations, and public venues increasingly require a high-density Wi-Fi structure and “wireless everywhere” model. Endless types of client devices rely on the constant availability of high-performance Wi-Fi, both indoors and outdoors. To meet ever-increasing demand, network designers turn to the latest Wi-Fi technology for optimum access point performance, facing chllenges of physical deployment today, that perhaps did not even exist in prior network design. This presentation will discuss design challenges and describe solutions for providing high-performance Wi-Fi outdoors and in public venues.

Presentation: Optimizing Performance and Pathways with Multimode Fiber-Optic Cabling
For high-speed multimode-fiber-based optical networks operating at 10/40/100 Gbits/sec today and 200-400 Gbits/sec in the near future, it is more critical than ever for network operators and designers to have an accurate knowledge of performance specifications of the active and passive fiber-optic components used to make up the network. During this session, we will cover the importance of fiber, distribution hardware and pathways selection and how these can affect signal integrity for networks operating at high-gigabit data rates. To achieve successful migration to 40 or 100-200-400 Gbits/sec, it is important to consider the fiber/transceiver options and cost implications (particularly the cost of managing high volumes of fiber cable on distribution frames and in pathways). We will show the advantages of a high-performance multimode fiber coupled with BiDi transceivers as a cost-effective migration option that proves very practical in minimizing fiber distribution element “sprawl” and assuring that cable pathways are manageable.

Presentation: Terminating, Managing and Administering High-Density Cabling
As the Internet of Things (IoT) expands to include more and more “Things,” it drives the demand for almost-ever-evolving networks and infrastructure to support all these “Things.” Solutions built around high-density cabling have emerged to answer the question of how to get ahead of, or at least keep up with, this right-before-our-eyes evolution. This presentation will examine the high-fiber-count cable types that have been developed in collaboration with the organizations leading new infrastructure buildouts. In addition to describing these cable types, the presentation will cover other systems and technologies developed for such high-density cabling, particularly including entrance frames, termination hardware, and splicing equipment.

Presented by:

Bree Murphy, RCDD
Global Training, Applications Engineer

Bree is an RCDD with more than 25 years managing, training, and selling in the technology industry. Bree has focused on the end-user enterprise markets such as Healthcare, Higher Ed, K-12, Hospitality, Retail as well as Government and works closely with the ACE (architects, consultants, engineers) community writing specification and solutions for the customer. In addition, Bree provides strategic planning for contractors, integrators, and distributor business partners.

Robert A. Reid
Senior Technology Manager, Data Center Connectivity Group

Robert Reid currently defines product development direction for Panduit’s fiber optic structured cabling product line. He has been active in the fiber optics industry for over 30 years, in the development of passive optical components, optoelectronic and specialty optics systems. Mr. Reid has presented at many industry symposia (BICSI, Data Center Dynamics, Optical Fiber Conference, OE/Fibers, IMAPS - International Microelectronics & Packaging Society & ISHM Hybrid Microelectronics Symposium). He has also participated in the development many of the standard TIA Fiber Optic Test Procedures and has served as membership chair to TIA FOTC (Fiber Optic Technology Consortium). He is a member of ANSI T11 Fibre Channel. Mr. Reid has an undergraduate degree in Physics from the University of Waterloo (Canada) and a graduate degree in Statistics from the University of Hartford.


Loren Rapp
Product Manager
Sumitomo Electric Lightwave

Loren Rapp is the fiber optic cabling solutions line product manager. She joined the company three years ago in the Customer Service organization and was instrumental in launching Sumitomo Electric Lightwave’s high fiber count solution, including its industry-leading high fiber count cable portfolio. 


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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