By now you will have heard about the new OptiFiber Pro OTDR and that’s a relief for me because I’ve been biting my tongue for a while! Now that its been announced, let me share my impressions and an overview of what makes the product unique. I will also include some links to more detailed information. Take this from a guy that has spent five of the last seven years playing with OTDRs… I’ve used them all. And this one is going to change everything!
March 14, 2012
March 7, 2012
Ironically my desire to speed in traffic evaporated when I bought a real sports car. But this story is not about me and my desire to push the limits. It’s about you.
February 25, 2012
Everybody is talking about the cloud. Most of the chatter is about how it is changing the way we interact with data and our electronic devices. But what those of us in the cabling industry want to know about is how the cloud can represent business opportunity.
February 23, 2012
I received my new RCDD certificate, good through the end of 2014, in the mail last week. My reaction was more pensive than the elation I experienced after first passing the exam in 2003.
January 26, 2012
If you’ve seen a set of Category 6A Patch Cord Test Adapters, you may have wondered why the “A” is subscripted. It has to do with the standards that the adapters support. The little “A” denotes that the adapter meets the ISO/IEC specifications for a patch cord test.
January 7, 2012
November 30, 2011
November 23, 2011
Fluke Network's fiber optic technologist Seymour Goldstein just returned from Melbourn Australia where he attended IEC SC86C/WG1, and ISO/IEC JTC 1 SC25/WG3 meetings. I caught up with him this week and got a download from his trip.
November 8, 2011
Bridge Taps Killing DSL Performance? New TS100 PRO Cable Fault Finder Detects Multiple Bridge Taps on DSL Cable Lines
Today we announced a new product, the TS100® PRO Cable Fault Finder, the first field technician tool that can detect multiple bridge taps on DSL cable lines and can detect taps up to 3,200 feet. Bridge taps are extra lengths of cable that are a killer to DSL performance and can be costly to detect. They have become increasingly present on a significant number of cable lines, due in part to cost pressures and an increased demand for broadband.
November 4, 2011