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

2016-08-25

Set up Gotchas

Getting the right setup to ensure the best test results with your DSX-5000

If you turn up to a new installation with your new DSX-5000 then it might be up to you to ensure the DSX-5000 is set up correctly. So what do you have to do?

Well, if it’s brand new out of the box, then you need to do a basic set up. But, with every new project there may need to be changes if you make installations tests in other countries or time zones with different requirements for date or time differences, or different formats for them or numbers.

2016-08-18

Cable Testing 101: Insertion Loss Matters for Fiber and Copper

I The amount of energy that a signal loses as it travels along a cable link used to be referred to as attenuation--the verb attenuate being defined by Merriam Webster as "to reduce the force, effect or value of something."

2016-08-11

I can’t see the end of my fiber that has an APC connector attached when I do an OTDR test, so how can measure the loss in the APC connector and the whole link?

This question often gets asked in my classes at the same time as when talking about launch methods using launch and tail fibers. So let’s talk about launch fiber compensation.