12 February 2018

At the FTTH Conference 2018 in Valencia this week, blown fibre specialist Emtelle will launch a new pre-installed fibre microduct system designed to meet new indoor fire regulations.

Based on the QWKconnect pre-connectorised fibre microduct system, the new QWKconnect MDU is manufactured out of Low Fire Hazard (LFH) material, meaning it is suitable use in multiple dwelling units (MDUs).

08 February 2018

The new AQ2200-232 from Yokogawa is a high-performance optical sensor head which joins the company’s range of optical power meter modules (AQ2200-215 and AQ2200-221).

Used in conjunction with the dual-port AQ2200-202 interface module, the AQ2200-232 sensor head is targeted at making accurate measurements in challenging applications such as power testing of laser chips in free space light, I/L curve measurement of laser-diode modules and multicore fibre measurements (with an MPO connector adapter). 

08 February 2018

Anritsu Corporation has released three new software packages, which the company says expand the measurement standards supported by the Universal Wireless Test Set MT8870A, for fast and fully automatic testing in accordance with the IEEE 802.11ax test specifications.

08 February 2018

Now available from Iskratel are two universal next-generation PON blades – the 8-port multi-PON blade and the 16-port GPON blade. The blades are designed to aid a lucrative and controlled upgrade to next-generation networks, such as NG-PON2 and XGS-PON.

The 8-port multi-PON blade simultaneously supports NG-PON2 and XGS-PON technologies, without the need to replace current PON infrastructure, whilst the NG-PON blade is flexible enough to allow operators to build on their existing GPON shelves, providing a pay-as-you-grow, gradual expansion to next-generation networks.

08 February 2018

Keysight Technologies has launched what it says is the industry’s first software platform that integrates design, test, measurement and analysis. PathWave is an open, scalable, and predictive software platform that integrates hardware and software at every stage in the product development workflow.

06 February 2018

A new and highly scalable circuit emulation product is now available from Cisco that supports speeds up to OC-192. Previously, circuit emulation equipment carried speeds up to OC-12. Verizon has implemented this equipment to carry customer traffic on part of its transport network in a move to improve customer experience and increase efficiency on its Intelligent Edge Network.

02 February 2018

Cleaning specialist MicroCare Europe has expanded its Sticklers fibre cleaning portfolio with the introduction of three new tools and cleaners. The latest additions include a compact end-face cleaning tool; a lint-free wipe that cleans duplex connectors with one pass; and a new package size for the existing ‘Fiber Optic Splice & Connector Cleaning Fluid’.

02 February 2018

KDPOF has provided its Automotive Gigabit Ethernet plastic optical fibre (POF) for electric and autonomous driving to several car makers and tier-1 suppliers. The technology is designed to solve the electrical challenges and interferences of new powertrain architectures.

02 February 2018

MaxLinear has introduced the Telluride family (MxL935XX) of 400Gb/s pulse-amplitude-modulation (PAM4) digital signal processing systems-on-chip devices to address the high-speed optical interconnect needs of mega-scale cloud and enterprise data centres.

31 January 2018

APAT Optoelectronics Components (OE) has successfully developed the XGS-PON/XG-PON+GPON Combo OLT transceiver, which allows hybrid access for 10G PON applications. This approach allows carriers to achieve a smooth, scalable upgrade from GPON to XG-PON or XGS-PON.

22 January 2018

EXFO’s new SkyRAN scalable remote access and monitoring platform is designed to help mobile network operators proactively identify and resolve network problems before they impact on subscribers.

The ability to troubleshoot mobile networks in this way will become increasingly important as the mobile industry starts to transform its networks in preparation for 5G, as this will rely on highly dense networks and so could result in an increase in the number of radio frequency RF interference sources.

18 January 2018

Harting’s new PushPull SFP XS fibre-optic connector is designed to address the biggest challenge to the use of optical connectors in industrial environments: their susceptibility to contamination. Dirt on fibre end faces can damage the contact surfaces that form the interface with the transceiver, which can result in poor or unreadable signals.



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