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Simplifying Data Center Network Design with Universal Fiber Cassettes

Simplifying Data Center Network Design with Universal Fiber Cassettes

Polarity is a critical part of any fiber network. In a nutshell, polarity means that a fiber optic link’s transmit signal at one end of the cable...

Understanding Distance Limits with Multimode Fiber

Understanding Distance Limits with Multimode Fiber

Multimode optical fiber is the most common media choice for both backbone and horizontal distr

Data Center Disposition: Network Architecture Choices

Data Center Disposition: Network Architecture Choices

Industry standards are an important tool for data center design. The standards created by ISO, IEEE, and TIA ensure the interoperability of equipment...

The Inside Scoop on IOT

The Inside Scoop on IOT

What does the Internet of Things mean for network professionals?

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...

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