Cabling Chronicles

All About Alien Crosstalk Measurement

Alien crosstalk is a relatively new measurement that’s widely misunderstood. I’m often asked why it’s an important measurement and if it’s required to be measured by the standards. Also misunderstood is the sampling criteria for alien crosstalk measurements, which are applied so that not all links have to be tested?

July 21, 2016

Demystifying Fiber Test Methods – Back to Basics

INTRODUCTION

July 19, 2016

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.

July 14, 2016

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.

July 7, 2016

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.

June 22, 2016

Great Fiber Diagnostic Tool In Your Belt

Maximizing productivity in today's fast-paced workplace is essential. Whether installing new fiber links or troubleshooting an existing network, the faster you can locate a problem, the faster you can fix it. That's easier said than done when you are faced with a complex network of fibers, connectors and patch cords.

June 16, 2016

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.

June 9, 2016