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Fiberoptic.com Presents: Huawei’s embedded OTDR could reduce FTTx maintenance costs

Fiberoptic.com is excited to annouce Huawei Technologies Co Ltd.’s prototype optical transceiver with embedded optical time-domain reflectometer (eOTDR) functionality, which the company claims could significantly reduce the cost of troubleshooting in fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) networks. An OTDR detects backscattered light in optical fibers and uses this information to compute the location of faults. Traditionally, FTTH maintenance […]

Fiberoptic.com Presents: EXFO Takes 100G Multiservice Field Testing to the Next Level

Fiberoptic.com Feature Article: EXFO’s New FTB-88100NGE Power Blazer Test Suite Enables All 10M-to-100G Rates for Multiservice Field Testing Fiberoptic.com is excited to announce the extension of EXFO’s FTB/IQS-88100NGE Power Blazer offering to cover 10M-to-10G interfaces, as well as rates including Ethernet, SONET/SDH and OTN. Adding to the modules’ existing 40G/100G capabilities, these functionalities are available […]

Fiber Optic Connectors and Cleanliness

“Dust Cap” may not be the best name for the small piece of plastic that covers the end of a fiber optic connector, since the cap’s purpose isn’t actually to keep dust out.  A dust cap’s actual job is not so much to keep the fiber clean, but to shield the polished endface of the […]

OTDR Training and Fiber Labs

OTDR Training OTDR training is one of the most important skills for technicians at companies that provide fiber optic services.  Used to calculate the length of a span of fiber and the loss along that span, an OTDR is also useful for identifying, testing, and locating faults in optical fibers and dealing with similar problems […]

EXFO Takes 100G Multiservice Field Testing to the Next Level

EXFO’s New FTB-88100NGE Power Blazer Test Suite Enables All 10M-to-100G Rates for Multiservice Field Testing QUEBEC CITY, CANADA, November 19, 2013 – EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO, TSX: EXF) today announced the extension of its FTB/IQS-88100NGE Power Blazer offering to cover 10M-to-10G interfaces, and rates including Ethernet, SONET/SDH and OTN. Adding to the modules’ existing 40G/100G […]

Wind Farm Fiber Optics

Fiber Optics Is the Path to Reliability in Wind Turbine Generators and Wind Farms Electricity generation by wind turbine generators, or WTGs, is a proven green energy technology in both land and offshore environments. However, wind farms located either onshore or offshore are often in remote and not easily accessible locations. Additionally, their height above […]