Figure 1: Patch panels in a rack for managing the fiber and copper cables

Cable Management Bar: What Role it Plays in Rack Cable Management

I think it’s safe to say that in most data centers or server rooms, cable clutter is an annoying issue that’s hard to ignore. In recent years, more and more data centers and server rooms feature high density and large capacity, usually accompanied by a large number of copper cables or fiber optic patch cables to connect the entire network….


What is QSFP56 and QSFP56-DD Transceiver Module?

The optical transceiver is one of the most important elements in data centers. Currently, QSFP28 transceiver module is the leading product on the market that supports 40 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet application. However, the world is constantly changing and evolving, new applications such as 4K HD video, webcast, VR and cloud computing have driven a sharp growth of network traffic. Therefore, today, QSFP56 and…

cat6 patch panel cabling

Will Cat6 Patch Panel Work with Cat6a Cable?

As information technology develops, we have to upgrade our network products such as cables, patch panels, etc. Besides, to reduce our data center’s cost, we are tempted to use the old and new ones to make a mixed connection. For instance, run Cat6a cables on Cat6 patch panel. However, does it work? Is it a reliable connection? Here we’ll discuss it in…


Fiber optic Components Market worth 27.60 Billion USD by 2023

According to the new market research report “Fiber Optic Components Market by Component (Transceivers, AOCs, Cables, Amplifiers, Splitters, Connectors, Circulators), Data Rate (10G, 40G, 100G, above 100G), Application (Communications, Distributed Sensing) – Global Forecast to 2023”, the fiber optic components market is expected to grow from USD 17.15 Billion in 2018 to USD 27.60 Billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 10%….

SC.APC DX Fiber Adaptor

Half Duplex vs Full Duplex: What Are They

Half duplex and full duplex are two communication channels in telecommunications and computer networks. These communication channels provide a way to convey information. The communication channel can be a physical transmission medium or a logical connection on the multiplexing medium. Physical transmission medium refers to substances that can propagate energy waves, such as lines in data communication. Logical connections usually…

Dense Wavelength division multiplexing

WDM Filter Technology

As an unprecedented opportunity to dramatically increase the bandwidth capacity, WDM(Wavelength Division Multiplexing) technology is an ideal solution to get more bandwidth and lower cost in nowadays telecommunications networks. WDM Filters can separate or combine optical signals carried on different wavelengths in a cost-effective manner. Splitters versus Filters One issue with WDM-PON(Passive Optical Network) is that there is no industry-accepted definition. WDM-PON is an…