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Cabling Chronicles

2016-02-09

While the smart people who install, test and certify network cabling plants know the importance of meeting standards performance parameters and ensuring application support, even the best of us can make mistakes that adversely impact the bottom line and customer satisfaction.

Let’s take a look at the #1 Dumb Thing that smart people do when testing network cabling systems— Specifying channel testing when installing permanent links.

2016-02-01

To maximize return on investment, your test equipment moves from jobsite to jobsite. At any given moment, several of your skilled technicians can be testing and certifying network cabling with multiple testers for multiple concurrent projects in multiple areas—a real recipe for mixing up and misplacing test equipment.

2016-01-25

While the smart people who install, test and certify network cabling plants know the importance of meeting standards performance parameters and ensuring application support, even the best of us can make mistakes that adversely impact the bottom line and customer satisfaction.

Let’s take a look at the #5 Dumb Thing that smart people do when testing network cabling systems—forgetting to enable plot data

2016-01-21

Unlike required Tier 1 testing for attenuation (insertion loss), length and polarity that can be achieved with an optical loss test set (OLTs), few technicians in the field find themselves faced with Tier 2 testing and the need for an Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR).

2016-01-14

ISO/IEC 14763-3 edition 2 was published in 2014. This standard supports the implementation and operation of customer premises cabling by specifying systems and methods for inspecting and testing optical fiber cabling. In 2015, a corrigendum was published.  Currently, an amendment is under review to make further corrections. Also, a supplement to the amendment was added.

2016-01-07

While the smart people who install, test and certify network cabling plants know the importance of meeting standards performance parameters and ensuring application support, even the best of us can make mistakes that adversely impact the bottom line and customer satisfaction.

Let’s take a look at the #9 Dumb Thing that smart people do when testing network cabling systems—relying on a duplex tester for certifying MPO trunks.

2015-12-30

While the smart people who install, test and certify network cabling plants know the importance of meeting standards performance parameters and ensuring application support, even the best of us can make mistakes that adversely impact the bottom line and customer satisfaction.

Let’s take a look at the #4 Dumb Thing that smart people do when testing network cabling systems— “Winging it” on Alien Crosstalk compliance.

On the Hook of Off?

2015-12-23

Virtually all of your customers are going to want the system warranty offered by their cabling manufacturer. It also lowers risk for architects, consultants and engineers by proving that the system meets the intended performance to support the customer’s applications, while helping to avoid finger pointing and callbacks that are every contractor’s worst nightmare. A system warranty is essentially your best insurance policy.

2015-12-17

While it seems we can’t drive the point home enough that the number one cause of fiber network issues and failures is contaminated connectors, we hope by now that all fiber technicians at least know that they are SUPPOSED to clean and inspect every fiber end face before making that final connection.

But are you cleaning those fiber end faces correctly? Let’s take a look at some best practices.

2015-12-10

While the smart people who install, test and certify network cabling plants know the importance of meeting standards performance parameters and ensuring application support, even the best of us can make mistakes that adversely impact the bottom line and customer satisfaction.

Let’s take a look at the #10 Dumb Thing that smart people do when testing network cabling systems—skipping out on proper fiber inspection.

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