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100% Fiber Utilization with 2x3 MTP Conversion Cable--Fiber Cabling Solution. When faced with eight-fiber parallel applications, such as 40GBase-SR4 40 Gigabit Ethernet and 100GBase-SR4 100 Gigabit Ethernet, technicians who use conventional 12-fiber MTP cable will waste a third of the fibers in the cable plant (four fibers for transmitting and four fibers for receiving, leaving the middle four unused). To overcome this inefficiency, new 2×3 MTP conversion harness is introduced. 2×3 MTP conversion cable terminated with three 8-fiber MTP connectors on one end and two 12-fiber MTP connectors on the other end can convert the signal from three four-channel transceivers to two 12-fiber trunks, which means 100% utilization of a 12-fiber network.

The following text will mainly talk about how 2×3 MTP conversion cable uses all the fibers in 10G to 40G and 40G to 40G connection. 10G to 40G Connection With 2×3 MTP Conversion Cable 40G to 40G Connection With 2×3 MTP Conversion Cable Conclusion. Single-mode Cabling Cost vs. Multimode Cabling Cost - Blog of FS.COM. Recently, a topic about SMF and MMF is hot in the forum. And lots of people have expressed their own views, which can be checked in this link: single-mode fiber vs multimode implementation recommendations and cost difference. From the reddit post, we can summarize that the optics for single-mode are more expensive than optics for multimode. But the single-mode fiber itself is usually significantly cheaper. And lots of data centers and providers will only do single-mode cabling for new installs. So this post will have a comparison between single-mode optics and multimode optics from the following cost perspectives.

Transceiver Cost Compared to single-mode transceivers, the price of multimode transceivers is nearly two or three times lower. From the table, we can see that the price difference gains greatly with the speed increasing. System Cost Installation Cost Single-mode fiber often costs less than multimode fiber. Conclusion. How to Use MPO/MTP Cassettes for 10G, 40G & 100G Connectivity? - Blog of FS.COM. Data centers networks are changing significantly to accommodate the drive and demand for faster access to virtualised networks and cloud computing.

Fiber and particularly pre-terminated fiber is now dominant in today’s data centres and high speed networks because of bandwidth capabilities, port density, security, upgradability and ease of installation. Within the pre-terminated fiber portfolio, MPO/MTP based networking has established itself as the leading technology. In this article, the knowledge of MPO/MTP cassette and how it is used for 10G, 40G and 100G connectivity will be introduced. Three Common MPO/MTP Cassettes Overview MPO/MTP cassette is a modular module which enables users to take the fibers brought by a trunk cable and distribute them to a duplex cable. MPO/MTP Cassette for 10G Connectivity For 10G connectivity, MPO/MTP cassette is used to connect 10G device to 10G device. Tight-Buffered Distribution Cables Buying Guide | FS.COM. Tight-buffered distribution cable is a type of tight-buffered cable which consists of several tight-buffered fibers consolidated in a single cable.

With the benefits of smaller size and capability of high fiber count, tight-buffered distribution cable is ideal to use for today's indoor or indoor/outdoor applications. Since there are many parameters available for tight-buffered distribution cables, thus several things should be considered when buying tight-buffered distribution cables. In this tutorial, we would like to introduce several necessary parameters that should be considered when buying tight-buffered distribution cables. Fiber Type When selecting the correct tight-buffered distribution cable for indoor or indoor/outdoor installation, the first consideration will be of fiber type. In general, there are three main categories of optical fiber suitable for use.

They are single-mode fiber, 50/125μm multimode fiber (OM2, OM3, OM4) and 62.5/125μm multimode fiber (OM1). Fiber Count. Indoor/Outdoor Cables Make the Change | FS.COM. Fiber optic cable has large part of market share in telecommunication areas. According to different application, fiber optic cables include indoor cable, outdoor cable, indoor/outdoor cable. As local area networks reaches out into the campus environment, fiber cables are required to connect the buildings within short distances. So the needs for indoor/outdoor cables keep increasing. This tutorial will tell you details about this kind of fiber cables. Advantages of Indoor/Outdoor Cable Literally, outdoor cable is suitable for outdoor application and indoor cable is specially for indoor application. It’s obvious that indoor/outdoor cables can troubleshoot these issues. Loose Tube Indoor/Outdoor Cable Loose tube indoor/outdoor cable possesses the characteristics of outside cable and the flexibility of inside riser cable.

Speaking of jacket, on one hand, it should withstand hard conditions outside such as the extremely low temperature of 40℃. Tight Buffered Indoor/Outdoor Cable Conclusion. Reasons for Choosing LC HD Plus+ Cable in Data Center. Many data centers are now upgrading into unprecedented higher bandwidth. In order to realize the massive data capacity in a restricted area, reducing the connectivity space is rather important.

Therefore, many high-density devices are designed to meet this requirement. One of the most popular products is the LC HD plus+ cable. It has become an effective solution for 10G / 40G / 100G applications. Construction of LC HD Plus+ Cable You may wonder what makes LC HD plus+ cable so special. Four Reasons of Using LC HD Plus+ Cable Advantage of Uniboot Connector The compact uniboot design reduces the cable management space by 68%, which has efficiently offered airflow and visibility of equipment in high-density networks. Advantage of Push Pull Tab When manual access to the connector is limited in areas like the slider or rear part of the connector, the use of push pull tab will greatly simplify such connectivity problem.

Advantage of Bend Insensitive Fiber Advantage of Low Insertion Loss Conclusion. Bend Insensitive Fiber Cable for High Qaulity and Low Loss Transmission | FS.COM. Posted on December 7, 2016 by FS.COM Tags: fiber optic cable , bend insensitive fiber cable As we all know, fiber optic cable has been widely used in the telecommunication area. During fiber cable installation and maintenance, cable bending can’t be avoided. But optical fiber cable is very sensitive to bending. When the fiber cable is bent, some of the light in the core will be lost, creating impact on fiber links performance. So bend insensitive (BI) fiber cables are very useful in fiber optical network. What Is BI Fiber Cable? Bend insensitive single-mode fiber was firstly introduced in 2007, followed by multimode fiber in 2009. Bend Insensitivity The core and cladding of an optical fiber is made from glass.

When the fiber cable is bent, the angle at which the light hits the cladding is different from that of straight fiber, so some light kept in the straight fiber will escape and result in power loss. BI fibers are available in both single-mode and multimode version. BIMMF Compatibility. 12-Fiber MTP Cabling System - Tutorials Of Fiber Optic Products. MTP fiber cables and related components are now widely deployed in high speed fiber optic transmission system. MTP cables really provide great performance during 40G and 100G transmission over both short and long transmission distances. But there are so many types of MTP components like MTP cables, MTP cassettes, MTP adapters, MTP patch panels, etc. And all of these products are available in different MTP polarity types. Customers can get confused easily by these MTP products.

In addition, unlike traditional duplex transmission on two fibers or BiDi transmission over a single fiber, MTP system transmits optical signal over 12, 24 or more fibers at the same time. 12-Fiber MTP Cabling Applications Except 40G transceivers with 12-fiber MTP interfaces, there is a wide range of 12-fiber MTP connectivity components for transmission. 12-Fiber MTP Cabling Connectivity Components 12-Fiber MTP Trunk Cable: MTP trunk cable can be regarded as MTP to MTP fiber patch cable.

Conclusion. Options for FTTH Optical Fiber Cables | FS.COM. FTTH (fiber to the home) provides an excellent platform for high or ultra-high speed access technologies. And FTTH solutions bring great benefits to fixed access networks and advanced wireless networks. FTTH network constitutes a fiber-based access network, connecting a large number of end users to a central point known as an access node or point of presence (POP). What kind of optical fiber cables can be used in FTTH deployment?

This tutorial will tell the answer. Factors to Consider There are several types of fiber optic cables that can be used in FTTH network. Usually, the future proofed FTTH schemes are based on single-mode fiber (SMF) cables. Network Architecture The choice of network architecture has an impact on the data rate that must be delivered by the fiber and the available optical power budget of the network. Network Size Network size refers to the number of premises served by the network.

Fiber Type of Existing Network Expected Lifetime Optical Fiber Basis Multimode Fiber Cable. Fiber Optic Cable Selection Guide | FS.COM. Posted on November 7, 2014 by FS.COM Tags: Bulk Fiber Cable , Breakout Cable From data and voice to security and video conferencing, fiber optic cable has become the main body of today's many infrastructure services networks, like telecommunications, cable television and other private networks.

The reasons why fiber optic cable is so popular are clear: Its bandwidth helps future-proof networks for increased capacity needs; its immunity to electrical interference makes it a great option for security and data-sensitive networks; and its reputation for reliability means worry-free maintenance. Thus, the selection of right fiber optic cable is really important for the network's installation, performance and service lifetime. This tutorial is to give you a selection guide of fiber optic cable. The selecting of a fiber optic cable is largely depended on the applications required. To select the fiber optic cable, the following aspect should be considered. Fiber Type Fiber Numbers Simplex or Duplex. Type-B Polarity MTP Cable User Guide | FS.COM.

Posted on August 9, 2016 by FS.COM Tags: MTP/MPO Harness Cable , MTP/MPO Trunk Cable In today's data centers, 12-fiber pre-terminated MTP cables are frequently used to establish an optical path between switch tiers. Accomplishing this path in a way that matches the transmit signal (Tx) on one switch port to the corresponding receive signal (Rx) on the other switch port is referred to as polarity. Unlike traditional 2‐fiber configurations LC or SC patch cords, with one send and one receive, since 12-fiber MTP cables have 12 fibers in a connector, the polarity management then becomes more complex.

Type-B Polarity MTP Cable Overview Often referred to as a 40G MTP cable, the type-B cable is the second standard for polarity, and extremely versatile. Most 40G optics do not require perfect port symmetry: any Tx can go to any Rx and it will sort it out in the end. Type-B Polarity MTP Cable Types MTP trunk cable and MTP-LC harness cable are two most common types used in today's data center. Data Center Pre-Terminated Fiber Cabling Solution | FS.COM. Posted on July 19, 2016 by FS.COM Tags: MTP/MPO Trunk Cable , MTP/MPO Cassette , Data Center To bring a data center online, getting high performance network with less time and money is always what people concern about.

The termination and cabling of fiber optic links in today’s data center are necessary and usually take a lot of time and labor. In traditional ways, these fiber optic links are terminated on field. Why Do You Need Pre-Terminated Cabling Solution? Pre-terminated fiber optic products are factory-terminated and come into many types for a variety of applications. Improve High Working Efficiency With Less Money Fiber cable assemblies with pre-terminated features can be directed installed without additional tools. Increase Fiber Cabling Density With Easier Cable Management With pre-terminated fiber cable assemblies, high density cabling can be achieved easily.

High Quality and Flexibility for Now and Future MTP/MPO Pre-Terminated Fiber Cable Assemblies Solutions MTP/MPO Trunk Cable. ROADM Technology Tutorial | FS.COM. Understand LFP and FEF of Media Converter | FS.COM. Posted on August 9, 2016 by FS.COM Tags: Media Converter , PoE , RJ-45 Media converters are flexible and cost-effective devices for implementing and optimizing fiber links in all types of networks.

They play an significant role in today’s multi-protocol, mixed media local area networks (LAN). The converters support many different data communication protocols including Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, DS3/E3, as well as multiple cabling types such as twisted pair, multimode and single-mode fiber and single-strand fiber optics. This article will focus on using Ethernet-to-fiber media converters with copper Ethernet switches. With Media Converters in Network As there are large number of different switch and converter products available on the market, it is quite likely that your network uses switches from different vendors, or perhaps different models of switch from the same vendor.

Understand LFP and FEF of Media Converter 1.Normal operation of the two media converters. Colorful and Secure Keyed LC Cabling Solution | FS.COM. High performance and data security are the two main trends that the fiber optic networks pursuit today. To achieve these two goals, many methods have been introduced, especially sophisticated software tools. However, with increasing of fiber optic network, it get more and more difficult to ensure the network performance and data security. Risks of data being exchanged and unauthorized or inadvertent changes will increase with the scaling of fiber optic networks. Actually, these risks can be largely decreased at the early stage of the infrastructure design by using a new cabling solution of "keyed" characteristic.

LC connector, with characteristic of space-saving and low insertion loss, is the most commonly used fiber optic connector in today's fiber optic network. And the keyed LC connectivity family is firstly invented to meet the market requirements. How Keyed LC Family Increase Data Security While the keyed LC connector of different colors have different patterns. Color Codes for Indoor Fiber Optic Cables | FS.COM. The color codes of indoor fiber optic cables are not only for aesthetics in the premises fiber cabling systems. Actually, they are used as a reference for users to easily identify what type of fiber is used in the systems.

Thus, to understand the color codes is very necessary to people who need to interact with the fiber optic cables. Overview Cables with colored jackets are typically used only in intra-building applications. The color codes that are used to help identify which type of fiber cable it is and the level of fire resistance are specified by TIA-598C. However, you should be know that outdoor cables are not included in this standard. Understanding Color Codes for Indoor Cable Each individual fiber within a fiber optic cable should be uniquely identifiable in terms of its color, unit, group, and/or position. Table 1. Table 2. In fact, jacket colors other than those specified in the above table may be used for indoor cable. Table 3. Table 4. Don't Judge a Cable Just by Its Color. Polarization-Maintaining Fiber Tutorial | FS.COM. Standards and Recommendations for Fiber Optic Systems | FS.COM.

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