Important OTDR Parameters

Posted by Kevin Miller on Wed, Nov 16, 2022 @ 10:11 AM

With global connectivity and data consumption rising at an exponential rate every year, the need for robust, faster, and more reliable data transmission is at its peak. Supporting this demand, fiber optic technology is fundamental and critical to delivering high-speed communication services and supporting the modern economy. 

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Topics: fiber optic testing, otdr

Fiber Optic Cable: Buyer's Guide

Posted by Kevin Miller on Mon, Sep 19, 2022 @ 11:09 AM

 

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Topics: fiber optic testing, optical fiber, fiber optic training, fiber optic cable

The Role of Fiber Optic Technology in Cloud Computing

Posted by Kevin Miller on Wed, Aug 10, 2022 @ 15:08 PM

The Role of Fiber Optic Technology in Cloud Computing

Cloud computing is a trending technology driven by the concept of utilizing internet-based, managed IT resources instead of maintaining the hardware and software components locally or on-site. A cloud computing infrastructure essentially creates a virtual enterprise IT environment consisting of software-defined components and computing power, storage, and network capabilities. This virtual infrastructure does what a physical infrastructure does and more, as it helps reduce costs and complexity while optimizing and centralizing data storage, management, and processing.

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Topics: fiber optic testing, optical fiber

4 Top Fiber Optic Testing FAQs

Posted by Kevin Miller on Tue, Aug 9, 2022 @ 09:08 AM

4 Top Fiber Optic Testing FAQs

With the rapid evolution of technology, high-speed communications systems are essential for enabling telecom service providers to deliver large amounts of content around the world. The demand for faster speeds and more bandwidth is rising and optical fiber cables, which allow for the transfer of data using light signals, serve as the primary medium in these networks.

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Topics: fiber optic testing, optical fiber

Designing Fiber Optic Testing Labs of the Future

Posted by Kevin Miller on Mon, Jul 4, 2022 @ 15:07 PM

Designing Fiber Optic Testing Labs of the Future

 

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Topics: fiber optic testing, optical fiber, fiber lab

4 Fiber Optic Network and Latency Simulation Testing Best Practices

Posted by Kevin Miller on Wed, Jun 22, 2022 @ 03:06 AM

4 Fiber Optic Network and Latency Simulation Testing Best Practices

From the planet's largest machine to the latest quantum encryption, optical fibers play a key role in technology innovation as they enable phenomenally high data rates. Installed at the depths of the oceans, throughout cities, and in the most hostile environments on earth, optical fibers serve as the backbone for connecting global communications systems and delivering massive amounts of data every day.

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Topics: fiber optic testing, network simulation, latency

How To Impress Visitors With Your Fiber Optic Testing Lab

Posted by Kevin Miller on Thu, Jun 9, 2022 @ 03:06 AM

Impress Visitors With Your Fiber Optic Testing Lab

In addition to serving as an important workspace, today’s fiber optic testing labs often host visitors like potential customers or technology partners for demonstrations. As a result, the appearance of the lab is important and can influence a visitor’s perception of the company. A crowded or disorganized lab is not only challenging for engineers to use, but it can also result in a negative impression or leave questions in one’s mind: If things are this disorganized, can I trust the results I’m seeing? Are projects completely efficient? This is especially the case if a visitor was recently at a competitor’s lab that spared no expense in terms of making an effort to maintain a top-notch lab space.

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Topics: fiber optic testing, optical fiber, network simulation

What is a Remote Fiber Testing System and How Does It Work? An Overview

Posted by Kevin Miller on Tue, Mar 29, 2022 @ 10:03 AM

What is a Remote Fiber Testing System and How Does It Work? An Overview

Interested in learning more about remote fiber test systems and how they work? Intended for those seeking a better understanding of solutions for successfully maintaining fiber optic networks, this article focuses on remote fiber testing systems, which are a valuable tool for network operations teams.

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Topics: fiber optic testing, otdr, fiber monitoring

Importance of OTDR Training

Posted by Charlie Byrd on Wed, Sep 1, 2021 @ 08:09 AM

When fiber optic field technicians need to test the integrity of a fiber optic cable, they use an Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR) device that identifies and pinpoints issues like breaks/faults and poor splices, while also certifying the cable length.  To find and resolve issues in the fiber cable quickly and efficiently, it’s critical that they not only have a reliable OTDR device, but just as importantly know how to use it properly in terms of selecting the necessary settings and interpreting the results correctly.  This is achieved by receiving thorough training in the classroom prior to heading out into the field.

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Topics: fiber optic testing, otdr

The Importance of Testing and Training for Submarine Fiber Optic Networks

Posted by Kevin Miller on Fri, Oct 16, 2020 @ 15:10 PM

Undersea cabling has connected continents for more than 100 years.  With exponential growth in bandwidth demands, private companies have begun large investments in underwater fiber optic cable to serve their customers’ needs. Because of the unique deployment and additional risks associated with underwater cabling, training and testing with the help of M2 Optics is critical. 

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Topics: fiber optic testing, submarine fiber cable