Cable Management

Do you know the difference between OFNR and OFNP

The cable jacket comprised with different materials based on different applications, In the United States, plastics used in the construction of plenum cable are regulated under the National Fire Protection Association standard NFPA 90A: Standard for the Installation of Air Conditioning and Ventilating Systems. All materials intended for use on wire and cables to be […]

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Comparison between Cat 6 and Cat 6A cable

Category 6 Category 6 cable, commonly referred to as Cat 6, is a standardized twisted pair cable for Gigabit Ethernet and other network physical layers that is backward compatible with the Category 5/5e and Category 3 cable standards.[1] Compared with Cat 5 and Cat 5e, Cat 6 features more stringent specifications for crosstalk and system […]

Cable Management Test and Measurements

Network testing: 5 tips for beginners

Regular network testing is a critical element of maintaining a well-performing system, identifying potential problems before they cause serious malfunctions, and preparing for future improvements to keep up with changing technology. Embarking on this adventure should not be taken lightly, and that means the first step for beginners is to have a plan of attack. […]

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IoT Needs OSP

Ubiquitous connectivity, to anything, anywhere, and at any time. That is the promise of the Internet of things (IoT) and we’re all aware that it will enable tremendous changes to the way people live. Outside plant (OSP) usually gets left out of any mention alongside this topic. However, OSP plays a crucial role in providing […]

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Fiber-optic cable installation tools for aerial, underground projects

General Machine Products Company recently introduced reel-handling accessories for the aerial and underground placement of fiber-optic cable. “These components—The Pole Mount Spindle, the Reel Buck, and the Reel Caddy—are uniquely engineered to make fiber-optic cable installation safer and more productive,” the company said. “All of the accessories feature durable steel construction for years of rugged […]

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Aerial Cable Installation – Cable Installation

Aerial or overhead optical cables are placed utilizing methods similar to other telecommunications cables. Aerial optical cable systems are constructed both using self supporting design and standard optical fiber cables. Standard design cables should be lashed to a preinstalled strand or overlashed onto an existing cable. 8.1 The optical cable can be pulled in from […]

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Direct Buried Cable Installation – Cable Installation

Many fiber optic installations require direct buried applications. For any direct burial, the use of an armor tape cable design or a plowed conduit system is recommended. This will preclude cable damage during installation and provide additional support and rodent protection. 1 Fiber optic cables are typically buried at depths from 36 to 54 inches. […]

Cable Management Data Center

Ultrahigh density MPO/MTP cabling system in Data Center

As the data throughput increases, 40Gb/s and 100Gb/s are more commonplace and now become a trend and hotspot for data-center cabling system, plus the fact that MPO/MTP connector is the up-and-coming standard optical interface for 40G and 100G Ethernet network, so it is predicted that MPO/MTP will eventually replace the standards for fiber optics as […]

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Application of LSZH Cable

Why we need LSZH Fiber Cable The clearest uses for LSZH are confined spaces with large amounts of cables in close proximity to humans or sensitive electronic equipment. Submarines and ships are classic examples, which is why the military was one of the first adopters of LSZH standards. Additionally, mass transit and central office facilities […]

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Drop cable faults type

The huge growth in the number of subscribers with FTTH installations requires different maintenance methods than used previously. This article explains maintenance of the “last one mile” and explains some concrete measurement solutions. Construction of the trunk cable shown in the Figure 2 has been completed to cover 85% of households currently. All that remains […]