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Cabling Chronicles

2016-07-21

Alien crosstalk is a relatively new measurement that’s widely misunderstood. I’m often asked why it’s an important measurement and if it’s required to be measured by the standards. Also misunderstood is the sampling criteria for alien crosstalk measurements, which are applied so that not all links have to be tested?

2016-07-14
 

Blogpost Series IconOM3 and OM4 multimode fiber are two common types of fiber used in local area networks--typically in backbone cabling between telecommunications rooms and in the data center between main networking and storage area network (SAN) switches.

2016-07-07

New Versiv Version 4.8 Build 1 code and LinkWare PC 9.6 now available

We’ve just released a new version of code for all cable certification Versiv models and we think you’re going to like what you see.

2016-06-22

While probably one the least talked about standards, and one that is often considered voluntary, the TIA-606-B labeling standard exists for a reason.

An unlabeled infrastructure results in an unmanageable mess that ultimately makes every reconfiguration and troubleshooting task a time-consuming, frustrating and costly tracing game of hunt and peck.

2016-06-16

Maximizing productivity in today's fast-paced workplace is essential. Whether installing new fiber links or troubleshooting an existing network, the faster you can locate a problem, the faster you can fix it. That's easier said than done when you are faced with a complex network of fibers, connectors and patch cords.

2016-06-09

So your customer has decided to deploy HDBaseT for ultra high definition video displays and digital signage. If you're already experienced in deploying a copper cabling infrastructure for IP-based Ethernet applications like voice and data, you have little to worry about.

But it's still important to know the basics and best practices required for HDBaseT performance and error-free video transmission, and what's required when it comes to testing.

2016-05-26

When it comes to testing a cabling installation, there are essentially three choices--verification, qualification and certification.

While some features overlap between test tools as you move up the hierarchical ladder from verification to certification, each type of testing answers one of the following questions to help you make the right choice.

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