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  • Cabling Chronicles

    Copper and Fiber cabling industry news, standard changes/updates, customer insights and shared learnings.

2016-12-07

That Jacket Isn’t Waterproof – adventures in troubleshooting installed cable with the DSX-5000

It felt like a Monday morning when the call, actually an e-mail, came in. “I think my DSX is broken!” As you know, they are really tough machines and, when it looks like the Fluke is wrong, usually it isn’t.

“What makes you think it is broken?” I asked, “How does this failure manifest itself?”

“The tester is failing links that used to pass.”

2016-12-01

Loss Measurement Uncertainty - Revisited

You have just made a loss measurement using an Optical Loss Test Set (OLTS). The measurement was made to a test limit, the result was a PASS, and the margin was provided. Have you ever thought about how much margin is acceptable?

2016-11-23

Much to be Thankful for

There is much to be thankful for in our industry these days as market growth continues to be fueled by the IoT and big data driving the need for LAN and data center upgrades.