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What Ever Happened to the Mechanical Splice?

When it comes to joining two or more optical fibers together, fusion splicing whereby cleaved fibers are aligned and fused by an electric arc provides the lowest loss and strongest, most reliable joint.

While mechanical splice connectors have come a long way and are an ideal field termination method for connectorizing fiber, we rarely hear much anymore about mechanical splicing as a means for joining fibers along a link – even though it eliminates the need for expensive fusion splicing equipment.

So what ever happened to the mechanical splice anyway?

2019 年 4 月 23 日

What Ever Happened to the Mechanical Splice?

When it comes to joining two or more optical fibers together, fusion splicing whereby cleaved fibers are aligned and fused by an electric arc provides the lowest loss and strongest, most reliable joint.

While mechanical splice connectors have come a long way and are an ideal field termination method for connectorizing fiber, we rarely hear much anymore about mechanical splicing as a means for joining fibers along a link – even though it eliminates the need for expensive fusion splicing equipment.

So what ever happened to the mechanical splice anyway?

2019 年 4 月 23 日

Cat 6A – A Bright Future Ahead

We all know that Category 6A is considered the highest performing twisted-pair cabling that supports 10 Gig speeds, and it’s been around now for more than a decade. So, you might be surprised to learn that Category 6 (now 17 years old!) continues to dominate worldwide sales of twisted-pair copper cabling. Although declining, even Category 5e that was introduced 20 years ago maintains a significant share of the market. 

2019 年 4 月 16 日

Testing on the Edge

You’ve probably heard all the buzz about edge data centers. Don’t worry – this doesn’t mean you’ll be testing fiber links while hanging on the side of cliff.  But while you might be testing in new spaces, edge data centers won’t really change what you’re already testing.

So what exactly is an edge data center, anyway? 詳しく見ていきましょう。

2019 年 4 月 10 日

Shutting the Door on Dust

We know we talk a lot about fiber cleanliness, but let’s face it, contamination of fiber endfaces is still the number one cause of failures – regardless of much we harp on the topic.

You’ve probably often also heard comments surrounding the fact that dust caps are really just dust collectors. Thankfully, there are plenty of manufacturers out there that get it and have responded with shuttered fiber connectivity.

2019 年 4 月 1 日

The Making of an Expert Fiber Tester and Network Troubleshooter Part 2 of 3

Profile: Vangie Michenzi - (Read Part 1 of Vangie’s story)

Senior Fiber Optic Project Manager

BICSI Credentialed ITS Technician

Certified Data Center Designer and Installer

Advanced Communications Technology Services

2019 年 3 月 26 日

The Making of an Expert Fiber Testing and Network Troubleshooter Part 2 of 3

Part 2 of a three-part series 

Profile: Vangie Michenzi
Senior Fiber Optic Project Manager
BICSI Credentialed ITS Technician
Certified Data Center Designer and Installer
Advanced Communications Technology Services

2019 年 3 月 25 日

企業向け単一ペア・イーサネットへの対応準備

最近、単一ペア・イーサネットと新しい 2 つの 10 Mb/s イーサネット規格が話題になっています。10 Mb/s は、一昔前の技術と考えられているかもしれません。実際、1990 年代に導入された 10BASE-T の通信速度が今日の LAN で使用されることはほとんどありません。しかし、従来の 10BASE-T とは異なり、最新の 10 Mb/s アプリケーションでは、低速度、低帯域幅の様々な IoT 機器を新しい方法で使用できる可能性があります。

2019 年 3 月 20 日

MPO 検査カメラの利点。| 製品マネージャーとのインタビュー

This week, Fluke Networks announced the FI-3000 Fiber Inspector Pro, designed for inspecting the end faces of Multiple Push-On (MPO) fiber connectors.  We sat down with Carolyn Carter, the Senior Product Manager for

2019 年 3 月 12 日

シングルモード・ファイバー利用拡大への対応

シングルモード・ファイバーには複数の利点(主に距離と帯域幅)があることからその利用が拡大しており、キャリア・ネットワークの接続に広く採用され、新しいシングルモード・アプリケーションも開発されています。

2019 年 3 月 8 日