Fibres & Cabling

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Rosenberger OSI launches PerCONNECT LAN cabling portfolio

The increasing importance of bandwidth for businesses has prompted Rosenberger Optical Solutions & Infrastructure (Rosenberger OSI), to start offering its data centre cabling infrastructure to the office and building cabling sector.

Rosenberger OSI’s new portfolio, under the brand name of PerCONNECT, combines planning and installation services with hardware to create comprehensive portfolio from one experienced supplier.

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R&M unveils cable routing system for cloud-grade modular switches

R&M, the Swiss developer and provider of cabling systems, is introducing the Netscale Blade Cabling Manager (BCM) to connect vertical and horizontal modular switches in cloud networks.

Cloud data centres are getting larger, and enterprises are embracing cloud networking for their private clouds. Modular high-density port switches are the building blocks for the modern cloud. The Netscale BCM is specially designed for modular high-density port switches and enables a reliable, flexible, and highly efficient cable infrastructure throughout the data centre.

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Fujikura Europe launches smart fusion splicers

Fujikura 70S+ fusion splicer

Fujikura Europe will be launching a new line of Bluetooth-enabled fusion splicers at ECOC 2017 in Gothenburg, Sweden. These include the new core alignment single fibre optical fusion splicer, the 70S+, and the new twelve-fibre ribbon optical fibre fusion splicer, the 70R+.

The integration of Bluetooth allows the splicers to pair with the accompanying ‘Splice+’ smartphone application for easy control over settings, firmware and functionality. These smart splicers can detect cleave and strip condition, as well as monitor battery and power usage.

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Sticklers CleanWipes 640 cleans duplex connectors with one pass

Sticklers WSC640 ClearWipes

The Sticklers fibre-optic cleaning line has expanded with the addition of the CleanWipes 640 optical-grade cleaning wipes. Engineered to deliver ‘perfectly clean’ at the lowest possible cost, the CleanWipe fabric is ideal for both cleaning fibre-optic connector end-faces as well as bare fibre prior to cleaving and splicing. The multipurpose wipe also perfectly clean lenses, mirrors, diffraction gratings, prisms and test equipment.

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Harting unveils expanded beam fibre-optic cable assembly

Harting expanded beam connector

Harting has developed an expanded beam fibre-optic connector for providing high-bandwidth transmission in the harsh environments found in tunnel drilling and mining applications, where industrial Ethernet over fibre-optic cable is becoming the transmission medium of choice.  

The long distances involved, together with the high bandwidths that are required, make the use of fibre-optic cable essential, but since optical interfaces are very sensitive to contamination, a rugged and more reliable solution has to be devised.

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Oleg Khaykin, CEO of Viavi Solutions, speaks candidly to Fibre Systems about how to compete in the challenging world of communications test and measurement

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Hao Dong describes how innovative optical fibres and cabling could provide substantial benefits for connecting data centres across a wide range of distances

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Richard Ednay considers whether fibre characterisation needs to be modified to suit modern optical communication systems that are likely to include coherent transmission

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ECOC is the place to be to discover the latest technological and commercial innovations in optical components and networks. Here we highlight some of the exhibitors and events taking place in the exhibition hall.