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Fiber Instrument Sales, Inc./FIS has published these technical articles:

(Networking Equipment)
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2002 was a momentous year. That's when the datacom and telecom industries adopted the 10 Gigabit Ethernet standard, IEEE 802.3ae. In one fell swoop they managed to increase network speeds AND... (View Full Article)
(Wire and Cable)
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Initially, fiber optic systems and components can seem more costly than their copper wire counterparts. However, because of the enormous capacity of fiber optic systems, such systems can often be... (View Full Article)
(Fiber Optics)
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Copper and glass are very different, both in their material construction and in the underlying science used to transport data. Copper wire uses electrons (electricity), and optical fiber uses photons... (View Full Article)
(Electronics and Microelectronics Manufacturing)
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Today's data center manager oversees a long list of issues - including the physical plant. The emergence of 10 Gigabit Ethernet adds another topic to this worry list as 10 Gigabit technology has tight... (View Full Article)
(Wire and Cable)
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Fiber Backbone Security Underground vs. Aerial, addresses security issues relating to these two cabling installation methods. Specifically, this paper explores issues relating to physical security of... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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For a fiber network avoiding local loop charges is, in fact, possible. By bypassing the Local Exchange Carrier (LEC), many companies are saving huge amounts of money. Can your company do it? To find... (View Full Article)
(Wire and Cable)
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Pull boxes serve several functions for above and below ground fiber optic installations. As the name suggests, fiber optic conduit pull boxes are used primarily to facilitate cable pulling through... (View Full Article)
(Connectors)
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There are a number of fiber optic connector epoxies on the market that offer a range of curing options, depending on their specific chemical compositions. All of these fiber optic connector epoxies... (View Full Article)
(Connectors)
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What is the primary purpose of a fiber optic connector dust cap? To protect the connector endface from dust? No! In fact, a dust cap can actually introduce dust and other contaminants to the polished... (View Full Article)
(Wire and Cable)
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Technicians who are new to fiber optics may experience some confusion over fiber optic test equipment, especially those devices that are used to detect and/or measure optical loss in fiber optic... (View Full Article)
(Electronics and Microelectronics Manufacturing)
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Fiber optic rotary joints (FORJ) are similar in function to electrical slip rings. Essentially, both allow transmission of a signal (optical or electrical) between two aligned cables (or system... (View Full Article)
(Fiber Optics)
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Fiber optic technology, fiber optic products, and the range fiber optic applications have certainly grown over the past several years. My first development project using fiber optics took place when I... (View Full Article)
(Fiber Optics)
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This paper explores using fiber optic cabling and sensors to achieve cost-effective, long-distance intrusion monitoring. Also covered are the advantages of these non-electric, spark-free fiber optic... (View Full Article)
(Fiber Optics)
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When working with optical fiber, small pieces of scrap fiber can be hazardous and should be immediately disposed of safely. A Fiber Optic Waste Container offers safe disposal solution for on-site... (View Full Article)
(Fiber Optics)
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Many People ask how fiber optics are made. You can't just use "regular" glass. If you were to make optical fiber from ordinary window glass, the light that you shine through it would have a difficult... (View Full Article)
(Fiber Optics)
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In recent years, there has been an influx of counterfeit fiber optic cables, connectors, pigtails and patchcords coming into the U.S. from China and other Asian nations. These bogus fiber optic cables... (View Full Article)
(Fiber Optics)
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Mode Conditioning Patchcords are a duplex multimode cord that has a small length of singlemode fiber at the start of the transmission leg. These are tested utilizing the industries latest equipment... (View Full Article)
(Wire and Cable)
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Today, multimode fiber optic systems are lagging behind singlemode systems in terms of growth. In addition to supporting high data throughput, singlemode systems are attractive because they are easy... (View Full Article)
(Fiber Optics)
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You've just finished installing all the fiber runs for the campus-wide optical network. That's all well and good. But now what needs to be done to wrap up the job?... (View Full Article)
(Video Cameras and Accessories)
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IP video cameras have become a hot growth area for network installers in recent years. An IP video camera can be defined as a camera that utilizes open Internet protocols and standards to transmit... (View Full Article)
(Fiber Optics)
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Dispersion testing was not necessary for most 2.5 Gig communication systems. However, as bit rates increase to 10 Gig and beyond (40 Gig & 100 Gig), fiber characterization, articularly dispersion... (View Full Article)
(Connectors)
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Soiled connector end faces are responsible for more downtime and wasted time when managing fiber optic networks than any other single cause. Whether you are long haul or local network, CATV or Telco,... (View Full Article)
(Fiber Optics)
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Selecting the correct fiber optic connector "assembly style", directly effects the quality and cost of the installation. The choices include: * Crimp style connector * No-epoxy pre-polished connector... (View Full Article)
(Wire and Cable)
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Many wireless equipment vendors are transitioning from coax cables to lower-loss optical feeds in Remote Radio Units (RRU) and Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS). The switchover is due to the fact that... (View Full Article)
(Fiber Optics)
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In a world that changes at the speed of light, we are all in the quest for greater bandwidth. As more people utilize the internet in their everyday lives for work, research, e-mail, and entertainment,... (View Full Article)

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