Finding the keys to success in the MPO datacenter

Während Firmen versuchen, der steigenden Nachfrage im IP-Verkehr nachzukommen, um eine wachsende Reihe Geschäftsanwendungen zu unterstützen, konzipieren viele Unternehmen ihre Rechenzentren mit Faseroptik-Netzwerken, die 10G oder 40G Ethernet-Verbindungen zwischen Servern, Switches und Speicherbereich-Netzwerken sowie 100G Ethernet für Kernschaltungen und zum Routen von Backbone-Verbindungen unterstützen.

10. Januar 2013

LinkWare 7 –A good thing just got a lot better!

What do Albert Einstein and Michael Jordan have in common?  No, they’re not both LinkWare users… They focused on continuously learning and pushing the envelope even though they were already far ahead of everybody else. Just like our engineers who worked tirelessly to rebuild LinkWare from the ground up and make the best even better. Improvements include:

27. Juni 2012

This one is for the ages! New OTDR redefines enterprise fiber testing.

By now you will have heard about the new OptiFiber Pro OTDR  and that’s a relief for me because I’ve been biting my tongue for a while!  Now that its been announced, let me share my impressions and an overview of what makes the product unique.  I will also include some links to more detailed information.  Take this from a guy that has spent five of the last seven years playing with OTDRs… I’ve used them all.  And this one is going to change everything!

14. März 2012

Would you fight this speeding ticket? The 10% rule explained.

Ironically my desire to speed in traffic evaporated when I bought a real sports car.  But this story is not about me and my desire to push the limits.  It’s about you.

25. Februar 2012

Cloudy days ahead!

Jeder spricht über die Cloud.  Das meiste Gerede handelt von der Weise, wie es unsere Interaktionen mit Daten und elektronischen Geräten verändert.  Aber, was wir in der Verkabelungsindustrie wissen möchten, ist, wie die Cloud Geschäftsmöglichkeiten vertritt. 

23. Februar 2012


I received my new RCDD certificate, good through the end of 2014, in the mail last week. My reaction was more pensive than the elation I experienced after first passing the exam in 2003.

26. Januar 2012

Why a Cat 6A Patch Cord Adapter has that funny little “A” next to the 6

If you’ve seen a set of Category 6A  Patch Cord Test Adapters, you may have wondered why the “A” is subscripted.  It has to do with the standards that the adapters support. The little “A” denotes that the adapter meets the ISO/IEC specifications for a patch cord test.

7. Januar 2012

The worlds most trusted cable tester reaches an imporant milestone

When I was a technician we worried about, bad cable, poorly performing jacks, and doubted our testers. The threat of ongoing callbacks and the risk of large installation re-dos keep contractors up at night. Those that have passed the test of time don’t leave much to chance.  But the contractors I know do make decisions based on trust. And trust is earned over time through a series of trials, tests and demonstration of performance.    

30. November 2011