Why Should We Keep Fiber Optic Connectors Clean?

Fiber optic technicians are aware that dirty connections can cause attenuation, but they may not realize that it can also cause bit errors or slowdown of the network. Therefore, keeping the fiber optic connector end-faces clean is one of the most overlooked aspects of fiber optic maintenance and troubleshooting. Today’s article will describe the detailed information about how dirty fiber…


The basics of Ethernet

In today’s telecom field, Ethernet has been utilized at various levels of the control hierarchy. Since the standardization in 1980, Ethernet has become the most widely installed local area network (LAN) technology either in the office or the enterprise network for the high-end controller. We talk about Ethernet every day, however, people without decades of experience can hardly say they…

Color Code Standard of Ethernet Cable – T-568B and T-568A 1

Color Code Standard of Ethernet Cable – T-568B and T-568A

Ethernet cables are the standard cables used for almost all purposes that are often called patch cables. In an article “How to Choose Ethernet Cable”, we know that Ethernet cables can be categorized into many types, like straight-through and crossover Ethernet cable, UTP or STP, Cat5 or Cat6, etc. But we know little about the pins and wiring in Ethernet cables and RJ45 plugs.

Introduction to Fiber Optic Pigtails 3

Introduction to Fiber Optic Pigtails

A smooth connection between cable and other optical devices allows the optical signals to pass with low attenuation and little return loss, which is vital for a telecommunication network. Fiber optic pigtails, compared with the regular fiber jumper, is terminated with fiber optic connector at only one side of the cable, which is usually used with fiber optic management equipment…


How to Clean Fiber Optic Connector

To keep the proper operation of the equipment, regular cleaning and maintenance are fundamental. Fiber optic connector as an indispensable component of an optical network is typically connected with a fiber jumper, then plugs into a switch or router. Telecommunication experts study that cleaning fiber optic connector is one of the most important preventative maintenance procedures to avoid premature failure…