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25 Aug 2016

With each passing year, demand for higher data rates in data center environments increases. More and more sophisticated equipment is introduced into the marketplace and more users need access to data center services. These new increased data rates will require cleaner signals for transmission of laser pulses on multimode fiber. Currently, there are two types of multimode fiber jumpers—OM3 and OM4 patch cables. This article will explain how they provide optimum choices to enhance network reliability and performance in great detail.

OM3 and OM4 Patch Cable Overview

OM here refers to optical multimode, and multimode fiber has been widely employed in data centers nowadays since it presents a cost efficient option for short distance...



03 Aug 2016
What is Fiber Optic Loopback?

Fiber optic loopback is also known as fiber optic loopback cable or fiber optic loopback module. It is designed to provide a media of return patch for a fiber optic signal, offering a generous yet manageable fiber loop virtually eliminating bend loss, and commonly used for fiber optic testing applications or network restorations. It can also utilized to diagnose the problems of optical networking equipment. Sending a loopback test to network equipment, one at a time, is a technique for isolating a problem. Fiber optic loopbacks is compliant with Fast Ethernet, Fibre Channel, ATM and Gigabit Ethernet, etc.

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Types of Fiber Optic Loopbacks

Fiber optic loopbacks can be with different jacket types, cable...



15 Mar 2016

With end-user connectivity now possible through various user devices, fiber optic cables have become the ubiquitous transport medium in the data center network. A well designed cable, namely the ribbon fiber cable which can improve the operation of the electronics potentially, as well as minimize the amount of power required for air conditioning is favored by many users. It is important to examine and consider both how and why an optical fiber ribbon cabling solution should be deployed for new 40Gbs /100Gbs installations. This article will explain the reasons from the follow three aspects.

Fiber Requirements

For every optical network, standards for fiber performance must be followed to ensure proper operation under planned...