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Attack of the Drones - Part 1

Lisa Phifer

In February, we pondered whether 2015 would be the year of the drones:

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Six months later, the answer appears to be a resounding “yes.” Near-miss encounters between commercial aircraft and remote-controlled drones continue to make headlines at an alarming rate.

Tier 1 Testing using an OTDR on Installed Fiber Cabling????

Seymour Goldstein

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) is committed, by formal consensus, to develop standards for the benefit of industry and is represented by hundreds of companies. While participating companies cooperate to develop standards, each have their commercial business interests to protect. Sometimes, these companies over-reach to meet their business goals. Fortunately, the TIA voting and balloting process works well as a means to check and balance sometimes rogue proposals.

Testing Installed Fiber Cabling Terminated with MPO Connectors

Seymour Goldstein

Several published standards describe how to perform attenuation measurements on installed fiber optic cabling. However, no standard exists that provides guidance for testing installed fiber optic cabling terminated with MPO connectors. Currently, a technical report (TR) is being drafted that provides such testing guidance.