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The Benefits and Challenges of Patch Panel

A patch panel is undoubtedly an essential component in cabling systems as it provides a simple, neat and easy-to-manage solution. For example, if you want to wire a network system that includes multiple wall ports, patch panels will not only allow you to terminate cable elements, but the signal to be connected to the final destination.

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Migrate to 40G Ethernet With SMF and MMF 40G QSFP+ Transceiver

Due to server consolidation, virtualization, and performance improvements, data center designers are eager to migrate from 10G to 40G to better meet their network demand. However, there are many 40G optical transceivers and cabling solutions available for sale, such as QSFP-40G-SR4, QSFP-40G-LR4, QFX-QSFP-40G-ESR4, as well as QSFP DAC/AOC cables. So, which one is the most cost-effective solution? No one can…

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Cost Comparison: Fusion Splicing Versus Pre-terminated System

Fiber optic joints or termination is a necessary process when installing a network. Every network operators who aim to deploy a next-generation fiber network have to determine how to build a flexible, reliable and long-lasting infrastructure at the lowest possible cost. In general, there are mainly two fiber optic termination methods: splices which create a permanent joint between the two…

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How to Create More Capacity in Data Center

With the ever-increasing demand for more computing power and data center servers, the data center manager has the responsibility to chart a data center capacity plan and determine what strategy will accommodate business needs best. Of course, they could just expand to large facilities (upgrading to the advanced switch and fiber enclosures). However, not all IT budgets are increasing, and…

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Introduction to Several Cable Types

Fiber optic cable usually works as the bridge of two devices for both new cabling installations and upgrades, including backbone, horizontal, and even desktop applications.

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250um Loose-tube vs. 900um Tight Buffered Fiber

There are two common styles of fiber optic cable constructions; 250um loose-tube and 900um tight-buffered fiber, but they are designed for different usage. So how to choose between them?