Ideal Networks

Simplifying Tier 2 Certification in Fibre Optic Cabling

iOLM greatly simplifies Tier 2 OTDR certification and allows technicians with relatively little experience to certify and if necessary, analyze and troubleshoot fibre cabling regardless of the complexity of the link. Further, by testing each link with multiple configurations the OTDR will provide the most accurate reports ensuring that only good links pass and only bad links fail.

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Ideal Networks updates NaviTEK NT network testers

The NaviTEK NT Plus and Pro network testers from Ideal Networks are now faster and more user friendly, the company says, thanks to a number of time-saving updates that help technicians carry out network troubleshooting and maintenance on both copper and fibre cable even more efficiently.

Compact and handheld, NaviTEK NT network testers are designed to help technicians pinpoint and solve issues and offer fast detection of link and IP information, as well as the ability to detect services like ISDN, POTS and Power over Ethernet.

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Six months after it became mandatory for copper and fibre cables supplied to EU/EEA member states to comply with the Construction Product Regulation and carry CE marking, Keely Portway asks what, if any, effect this has had on cable suppliers

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To continue growing data traffic, optical scientists are tackling tough questions about nonlinear effects in optical fibre, discovers Andy Extance 

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January of this year saw Jerry Rawls step down as chief executive of Finisar, a company he had grown from obscurity to worldwide success. He talks to Rebecca Pool about building his empire, the firm’s new CEO and a future that could include Oclaro*