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2016-07-14

Cable Testing 101: What is the Difference Between OM3 and OM4?

 

Blogpost Series IconOM3 and OM4 multimode fiber are two common types of fiber used in local area networks--typically in backbone cabling between telecommunications rooms and in the data center between main networking and storage area network (SAN) switches.

2016-07-07

All Versiv Models Updated With New Software Version

New Versiv Version 4.8 Build 1 code and LinkWare PC 9.6 now available

We’ve just released a new version of code for all cable certification Versiv models and we think you’re going to like what you see.

2016-06-22

New App to Streamline Cable Labeling - iLink&Label

While probably one the least talked about standards, and one that is often considered voluntary, the TIA-606-B labeling standard exists for a reason.

An unlabeled infrastructure results in an unmanageable mess that ultimately makes every reconfiguration and troubleshooting task a time-consuming, frustrating and costly tracing game of hunt and peck.

2016-06-09

HDBaseT for Ultra HD Video Displays and Digital Signage

So your customer has decided to deploy HDBaseT for ultra high definition video displays and digital signage. If you're already experienced in deploying a copper cabling infrastructure for IP-based Ethernet applications like voice and data, you have little to worry about.

But it's still important to know the basics and best practices required for HDBaseT performance and error-free video transmission, and what's required when it comes to testing.

2016-05-12

Fiber Optic Cabling Standards - On the Road to 400 Gig.

Over the past decade, we have seen significant advancements in the capabilities of fiber optic cabling--from expanded distances to speeds reaching 40 and 100 Gig.

While fiber loss requirements are getting tighter, efforts are also underway to increase fiber bandwidth carrying capacity with reduced fiber counts--all while following the roadmap to 400 Gig.

The Count Down

2016-05-05

Cabling Mistakes #6 - #7: Using Non-EF Compliant Cable Tester and Two-Cord

While the smart people who install, test and certify network cabling plants know the importance of meeting standards performance parameters and ensuring application support, even the best of us can make mistakes that adversely impact the bottom line and customer satisfaction.

2016-04-28

Cabling Standard Subcommittee Work-Hand in Hand with IEEE

With the need for increased speed and power over Ethernet (PoE) being addressed within IEEE standards, work within TIA must follow suit as the two standards bodies work hand in hand to ensure that the applications put forth by IEEE can be adequately supported by the cabling infrastructure.

Let's take a look at some of the recent and most significant standards activity within the Subcommittee and how they relate to standards development happening within IEEE.

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