Aerial cable specialist AFL has introduced a higher fibre count of up to 96 fibres for its CentraCore OPGW (optical ground wire) cable. This type of cable is designed to replace traditional static/shield/earth wires on overhead transmission lines and provide a communications pathway for telecommunications purposes.
Fibres & Cabling
Swiss connectivity systems provider R&M is introducing a new HD traffic access point (TAP) module for supervision of network and application performance.
This module enables ongoing monitoring of network and application performance using passive optical tapping that is fully integrated into the structured cabling infrastructure. The TAP Module is part of the HD product family and compatible with the same HD and R&MinteliPhy hardware as a standard module, allowing for scalable port diagnostic capability.
The EDGE8 from Corning is the industry’s first modular, tip-to-tip optical cabling system to feature an eight-fibre (Base-8) cabling design, the company claims. Aimed at data centres and storage area networks (SANs), the Base-8 design maximises per-rack-unit density for better network scalability and improved link performance.
AFL has introduced an aluminium coil bracket for optical ground wire (OPGW) splice enclosures including its Opti-Guard and SB01 products. The aluminium coil bracket is much lighter, making it easier to ship and install.
At the 2015 LASER world of PHOTONICS trade show in Munich, Germany, on 22–25 June, Nyfors will introduce the SmartSplicer – an advanced glass processing and optical fibre splicing product platform for development and manufacturing of sensitive high-power laser, sensor and telecommunication fibre components. The SmartSplicer uses annular CO2 laser heating for flexible and contamination-free processing of fused fibre components.
TE Connectivity (TE) has introduced the new Osmium high-density fibre-optic chassis specifically designed to decrease the required number of racks deployed in data centres, resulting in reduced floor space usage and associated cost savings. The Osmium high-density fibre-optic chassis offers up to 45 per cent improvement in density for LC ports per rack unit compared to the nearest market equivalent, offering 210 LC ports compared to 144 LC ports.
Global Marine Systems has expanded its subsea installation capabilities with the acquisition of a powerful jet trenching remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV). Complementing the company’s existing burial equipment, the new submersible and is designed for pre and post-lay trenching as well as simultaneous lay and burial in the offshore subsea cable sectors.
Are data networks working at all company locations? Many IT managers working for larger companies ask themselves this question on an almost daily basis. Using the R&MinteliPhy automated infrastructure management system, R&M customers can now monitor every plug connection in real time, regardless of the location.
m2fx, the inventors and producers of the patented Miniflex pushable fibre cables, have partnered with Hevek Company, expanding distribution of its products into Iraq for the first time.
Established for more than 20 years, Hevek Company focuses on supplying the highest quality fibre-optic products to telecoms providers in Iraq, helping transform the country’s telecommunications network and expanding the economy through high-speed fibre networks, including fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) deployments.
Molex has launched its OptoConnect range of custom optical enclosures, which provide a complete end-to-end optical management system for high-density telecom and datacom equipment used in communication systems for aerospace and defence networks.
Designed to simplify complex fibre-optic mapping, the OptoConnect fibre routing system uses integrated FlexPlane optical circuitry to provide high-density optical routing on printed circuit boards or backplanes instead of with cables and patch cords.
Cost and compatibility can make a compelling case for pushing 100Gb/s bandwidth over a single optical channel, both as individual links and supporting 400Gb/s Ethernet, finds Andy Extance
Robin Mersh takes a look at how the industry is creating next-generation optical access fit for 5G
Technological advances to aid the increasing demand for bandwidth, on the path towards the terabit network, should lead to optical signals that are flexible and adaptive, like water, argues Dr Maxim Kuschnerov and Dr Yin Wang