Crônicas sobre cabeamento

The Road to a Category 8 Cable Tester

On January 23, we announced the DSX-8000 CableAnalyzer™, the first true Category 8 tester.  You may be wondering what is required for a “true” Category 8 certification tester and why we launched it now.

2 de fevereiro de 2017

Tips to Identify Copper Clad Aluminium (CCA) Cables


So you came across some Category 6 cable available online for practically half what you've been paying for that brand name. It claims TIA-568-C compliance, includes the UL listing mark and even has a ETL verification legend printed right on the cable. Before you get too excited, you might want to make sure that cable isn't made with copper clad aluminum (CCA).

18 de janeiro de 2017

Goodbye 2016. You Weren’t ALL Bad


All over the news and social media, 2016 has gotten a pretty bum rap.

With everything from shootings, terrorist attacks and the weirdest presidential election in history, to exploding cell phones, scary clown threats and numerous celebrity deaths, 2016 has been denoted as the worst year ever.

4 de janeiro de 2017

How to Save Money and Time in Testing Fibers with SmartLoop

The only way to get correct values when performing Tier 2 testing of duplex fiber links with an OTDR is via bidirectional testing that averages the measurements taken from both ends of the link.

Bidirectional testing used to involve testing the fiber from one end, walking the OTDR to the other end to test again and then averaging the two values to get the results—and it had to be done for each link.

30 de dezembro de 2016

Testing New Cable Tester in 2017


Chegou novamente a hora de apresentar nossas previsões para as maiores tendências em testes no próximo ano.

Obviamente, a internet das coisas (IoT) continuará sendo uma grande impulsionadora no cabeamento de todos os tipos de redes - desde LAN, onde veremos mais dispositivos do que nunca conectados por cabos de par trançado de cobre, até centros de dados, onde a demanda para cabos de fibra de alta velocidade continua a crescer - à medida em que as empresas enfrentam a necessidade de acessar, transmitir e armazenar um volume de dados sem precedentes.

14 de dezembro de 2016

How Accurate is Your Optical Loss Test Set?

You have just made a loss measurement using an Optical Loss Test Set (OLTS). The measurement was made to a test limit, the result was a PASS, and the margin was provided. Have you ever thought about how much margin is acceptable?

01 de dezembro de 2016

Much to be Thankful for

There is much to be thankful for in our industry these days as market growth continues to be fueled by the IoT and big data driving the need for LAN and data center upgrades.

23 de novembro de 2016

Bi-Direction Testing with an OTDR


17 de novembro de 2016

Testes de cabo 101: How to Read the LinkWare™ PC Report?

In our last 101 Series Blog, we took at closer look at everything in blue at the top of your LinkWare Report. But what if your customer wants you to explain the detail and those pretty charts to the right?

Let's dive deeper so you're prepared for that possibility.

10 de novembro de 2016