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The Market Has Spoken: OM4, Single-Mode Leave No Place for Unproven OM5

The Market Has Spoken: OM4, Single-Mode Leave No Place for Unproven OM5

Due to new transceivers, coupled with customer needs and network requirements, the market is ignoring the new, unproven OM5 cable and sticking with...

Leviton Receives Award for Innovation

Leviton Receives Award for Innovation

In September, the Opt-X SDX Mini Wall-Mount Fiber Optic Enclosure was recognized by the annual Cabling Installation & Maintenance Innovators...

Fiber Optic Fundamentals: Connector Options

Fiber Optic Fundamentals: Connector Options

The type of fiber connector you choose ultimately will be influenced by the fiber transceiver interface.

The Biggest Decisions when Designing a Data Center Network

The Biggest Decisions when Designing a Data Center Network

The design and deployment of data centers is as much an art as it is a science.

Recognizing multimode fiber types by color

Recognizing Multimode Fiber Types by Color

Color-coding is a big help when identifying individual fibers, cable, and connectors.

IEEE votes down a next-gen 200 Gb/s standard that would have benefitted OM5

IEEE votes down a next-gen 200 Gb/s standard that would have benefitted OM5

IEEE 802.3 meeting, the Next-Gen Multimode 200 and 400 Gb/s study group voted down physical layer specification that supports 200 Gb/s operation over...

New IEEE Standard Brings 200 Gb/s and 400 Gb/s to Data Centers

New IEEE Standard Brings 200 Gb/s and 400 Gb/s to Data Centers

After four years in committee, the IEEE 802.3bs fiber standard for 200 and 400 Gb/s networks was approved yesterday.

Terminating Fiber in the Field

Terminating Fiber in the Field

There are three basic approaches to terminating fiber connections in the field: adhesive connection and field polishing, mechanical connectors and no...

Passive Optical TAPs: Network Visibility without Disruption

Passive Optical TAPs: Network Visibility without Disruption

Network visibility is a top priority for many IT managers.

Is OM5 Fiber a Good Solution for the Data Center?

Wideband multimode fiber (WBMMF) is a new fiber medium specified in ANSI/TIA-492AAAE, published in June 2016.

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