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Practical Knowledge About MTP Fiber Testing

High density cabling is common in today’s data centers. Characterized by fast installation, high density and high performance cabling, MTP fiber optic cable has become the common cabling solution to satisfy the ever increasing bandwidth requirements of data centers, such as MTP MPO fiber breakout cable, SM MTP trunk cable, MTP conversion cable and so on. We know fiber testing…

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Loss of Optical Link

For fiber-based cabling, data transmission is based on the light as the transmission medium. We know that in the transmission process, the loss of light power is inevitable. When connecting components, there will be insertion loss; when optical signals are transmitted over fiber optic cables, there will be attenuation. In addition, the material of optical components and the operation during…

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Testing Solutions for MPO/MTP Cabling

As data center network gradually migrates to high-speed 40G and 100G Ethernet, many IT managers prefer to deploy MPO/MTP based fiber cabling for its easy handling (MPO cable ispre-terminated in the factory) and high density performance, but since the structure of MPO/MTP is more complicated than standard fiber optic cabling, it is critical to have proper maintenance procedures to keep…

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Fiber Optic Inspection—Does It Matter?

If you search on the internet, you will find that the greatest cause of optical network failures is the issues with end-face contamination. As bandwidth demands rise and lose budgets get higher, many optical managers have attached great importance to fiber optic inspection. Today, this post intends to explore why fiber optic inspection matters and how to achieve a satisfying…

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Visual Fault Locator for Troubleshooting Fiber Optic Networks

In order to ensure proper cable connections, it is necessary to use fiber optic testers to troubleshoot fiber optic networks regularly. There are various fiber optic testers invited to locate the faults in fiber patch cables in a short time, like visual fault locator (VFL), which is a device able to locate the breakpoint, bending or cracking of the fiber…

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OTDR – Making it Easier to Test Optical Fiber Cabling Faults

Communication networks never go slower, never get simpler, and never stay the same. Likewise, certification testing for fiber-optic cabling has also changed. Various test equipment and enhanced testing regiments are manufactured by many vendors to ensure that cabling can support the new demands placed on networks. Among them, OTDR (shown in the following picture) is a new generation of fiber…

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