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    • Field Testing Single Mode Fiber to support 100Gig and beyond for Campus and Data
      Field Testing Single Mode Fiber to support 100Gig and beyond for Campus and Data Jim Davis, Fluke Networks Recorded: May 8 2018 3:00 pm UTC 72 mins
    • This presentation will look at some of the requirements for field testing Single Mode fiber to make sure it will support the new applications you are planning to run on it. Starting with inspection and cleaning it will answer many of those little questions, “can I use that click pen from UPC multimode connectors on APC connectors?, How do I inspect APC connectors?”

      From there the presentation will move on to the calculation of a loss budget, what is the correct budget, and what wavelengths should be tested. We will look at the best practices in Tier I loss testing to assure the minimum of uncertainty in our test results. The presentation will explain how this can be done for both single connectors such as LC and SC as well as MPO connections.

      Finally, we will look at troubleshooting the fiber using an OTDR and give an introduction to the identification of common events in Single Mode OTDR traces.

      Attendees will earn 1 BICSI CEC

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    • Key Considerations for Choosing a Fiber Termination Method
      Key Considerations for Choosing a Fiber Termination Method Betsy Conroy & Brian Duval, Siemon Company Recorded: Jan 30 2018 4:00 pm UTC 57 mins
    • There are many considerations when it comes to choosing your fiber termination method – from the number of connections and the application being supported, to performance and overall required time to go live. While pre-terminated fiber solutions offer significant benefits in terms of factor-terminated performance and ease of deployment, they do require proper planning and predetermining of lengths, as well as longer lead times. Choosing a field termination method like fusion splicing or mechanical splice connectors comes with its own set of additional considerations, including cost, required skill set and labor efficiency. This webinar will examine the various types of fiber termination methods available today, providing pros and cons of each method and basic considerations to help you choose the fiber termination that’s right for your specific fiber deployment, including key questions to ask and termination time comparisons and analysis.

      This webinar is approved for one BICSI CEC.

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    • Designing and Installing Fiber Optic TAPs in Your Network
      Designing and Installing Fiber Optic TAPs in Your Network Dave Mullen, Leviton Recorded: Nov 17 2016 4:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    • Traffic Analysis Points (TAPs) are a valuable tool for monitoring fiber optic networks in real time. They can help check network traffic for performance and trouble spots, and analyze security risks – without disrupting the link signal.

      In this live presentation, we will bring you up to speed on:

      How passive optical TAPs work
      Recommendations for installing and testing TAPs
      Ways TAP fiber cassettes can easily integrate into existing cabling infrastructure

      You'll receive a thorough overview of TAP solutions and how to add them to your network designs.

      Attendees of this webinar will earn one (1) BICSI CEC

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    • AOC/DAC Cable Testing in Data Centers
      AOC/DAC Cable Testing in Data Centers Guylain Barlow, Viavi Recorded: Nov 20 2017 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    • Data Centers vary widely in nature and can be roughly classified as hyperscale, multi-tenant, and private. A critical and common component in the operation of such data centers is the installation and maintenance of the physical cabling infrastructure. A fundamental change taking place is the evolution from cables using classic connectors on copper (RJ-45) or fiber optics (LC) to cables terminated by pluggables such as SFP or QSFP. This represents a new challenge as these cables, called Active Optical Cable (AOC) or Direct Attach Copper (DAC), are not easily validated and tested.

      Attendees will earn 1 BICSI CEC for attending.

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    • Layer 1: Challenging the Limits of Fiber Optic Cabling & Connectivity
      Layer 1: Challenging the Limits of Fiber Optic Cabling & Connectivity Mike Connaughton, Berk-Tek Recorded: Aug 25 2016 3:00 pm UTC 62 mins
    • Data communication speeds are constantly increasing to keep up with the demand in bandwidth. Ethernet speeds of 100 Gb/s are being deployed and 400 Gb/s or more are being considered. As the speeds increase, the reach of multimode fiber gets shorter. One way to mitigate the shrinking distance is to the use the highest bandwidth fiber. What if we tell you that the transceivers can help mitigate as well?

      Topics to be discussed include:
      - Characteristics of cable, connectivity, and transceivers and how they can maximize network reach and flexibility
      - Current trends in Ethernet and Fibre Channel and what is coming in the near future.

      *Viewers will receive 1 BICSI CEC

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    • What’s New in Enterprise Fiber Networking?
      What’s New in Enterprise Fiber Networking? John Kamino, OFS Recorded: Nov 5 2015 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    • This presentation will cover the need for increasing bandwidth in today's enterprise data centers and building networks. As 10Gb/s speeds become commonplace, 40 and 100Gb/s networks are becoming increasingly common in high speed data center backbones. While single-mode fiber has had the advantage in longer distance links, multimode fiber has held an advantage in short distance Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser (VCSEL) based technology. The presentation will discuss work in the fiber industry to develop a next generation multimode fiber that will support multiple wavelengths while maintaining the low cost advantage of VCSEL based technology. It will discuss advances in the transceiver industry that can take advantage of a next generation short wavelength division multiplexing (SWDM) multimode fiber. Finally, it will cover the latest work in standards organizations to define this next generation fiber.

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    • Take PoE and PoE+ to New Distances
      Take PoE and PoE+ to New Distances Teresa Hoffman, Fiber Optic Product Manager Recorded: Sep 28 2017 3:00 pm UTC 27 mins
    • Corporations across all industries face the challenge of taking power and data to new distances while meeting higher bandwidth demand. Frequently combined with this challenge is the requirement to provide local power in excess of 100 meters for remote IP-based devices, such as security cameras, wireless access points, emergency blue-light phones and card readers. Learn how OneReach™, a Berk-Tek PoE extender system, combines optical fiber for long-distance gigabit transmission and copper conductors in a single system.

      Register for this BrightTALK™ to learn how you can:

      - Take PoE and PoE+ to distances further than ever before (3,600 ft and 2,400 ft respectively)
      - Simplify your network and device management through centralized IT infrastructure
      - Leverage this game-changing technology to reliably and cost-effectively power remote devices

      Who should attend: IT and Security Professionals

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    • Deploying Fiber at 200 Feet–How to Keep Your Feet on the Ground
      Deploying Fiber at 200 Feet–How to Keep Your Feet on the Ground Joseph Tan, Wireline Application Engineer, EXFO Recorded: Jun 9 2016 5:00 am UTC 45 mins
    • Webinar Series on Fronthaul Testing

      The path towards complete FTTA/RRH site turn-up - in just one field trip

      This webinar series covers everything you need to know to efficiently qualify fiber-to-the-antenna (FTTA) networks and confirm that remote radio heads (RRH) and CPRI links are fully functional before leaving the cell site – in just one field trip.

      This three-part webinar series to learn more about connector inspection and cleaning techniques, fiber-link validation and troubleshooting, CPRI transport link validation, and more. This series aims to help you:

      - Get your tower crews up-to-speed with fiber testing
      - Ensure SFPs and RRH equipment are fully functional before activating services
      - Speed up your deployment while preventing costly repeated tower climbs

      Part 2: Deploying Fiber at 200 Feet - How to keep your foot on the ground

      Understanding the challenges in deploying optical fibers within the FTTA/RRH environment. What are the different methods to test and characterize fiber?

      1. Recap of previous session
      2. Overview of a FTTA fiber network and the components to test
      3. Challenges in deploying optical fibers within the FTTA/RRH environment
      4. Fiber characterization test methods
      › OTDR vs PM/LS – the pros and cons
      › Impact of different fiber types (G652 vs G567)
      › Bidirectional requirement, gainer vs excess loss, etc.
      › Loopback measurement technique: results and benefits
      › Test results documentation
      5. Q&A

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    • Keeping up with High Speed MIgration in the Data Center
      Keeping up with High Speed MIgration in the Data Center Anthony Haupt, CommScope, Data Center Solutions Architect Recorded: Aug 17 2017 3:00 pm UTC 58 mins
    • The volume of data streaming into the data center has been growing exponentially for decades. Bandwidth requirements are expected to continue growing 25 percent to 35 percent per year. At the same time, lower latency requirements continue to escalate. As a result, the design of services and applications—and how they are delivered—is rapidly evolving.

      Instead of a single dedicated server, information requests coming into the data center are now fulfilled by multiple servers cooperating in parallelThe traditional three-tier network is quickly being replaced by spine-and-leaf networks. As a result, the physical infrastructure must be able to support higher link speeds and greater fiber density while enabling quick and easy migration to new more demanding applications.

      This webinar will address:

      Solutions, support & decisions
      40G or 25G lanes?
      Preterminated vs field-terminated cables
      Modulation schemes
      Duplex or Parallel transmissions
      Singlemode, multimode or wideband multimode fiber?



      Attendees with earn one BICSI Continuing Education Credit for attending.

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    • Reaching 10G in Fiber Mobile Networks
      Reaching 10G in Fiber Mobile Networks Jean-Sébastien Tassé, Product Line Manager, EXFO Recorded: Mar 2 2016 3:00 am UTC 35 mins
    • Driven to a large extent by the increasing use of wireless bandwidth, mobile fiber infrastructures or fiber-to-the-antenna (FTTA) networks are growing very fast. Indeed, the fast adoption of smartphones and mobile video streaming is generating so much bandwidth demand that unprecedented data rates are now being deployed in mobile backhaul and metro rings, often at 10 Gbit/s. This webinar will discuss the typical topologies and challenges of these 10G mobile fiber network rollouts. Although some of the common issues inherent to 1G or 2.5G deployments (such as fiber loss problems) certainly still apply at 10G, new impairments such as chromatic dispersion (CD) and polarization mode dispersion (PMD) emerge due to the higher data rates and longer distances covered by the wireless backhaul. In addition, impairments such as optical return loss (ORL) have tighter requirements at 10G than at 2.5G. Accordingly, this webinar will examine common impairments observed at 10G in wireless backhaul networks, and present best testing practices to ensure trouble-free operation of these networks.

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    • Reaching 10G in Fiber Mobile Networks - Americas edition
      Reaching 10G in Fiber Mobile Networks - Americas edition Jean-Sébastien Tassé, Product Line Manager, EXFO Recorded: Mar 1 2016 6:00 pm UTC 32 mins
    • Driven to a large extent by the increasing use of wireless bandwidth, mobile fiber infrastructures or fiber-to-the-antenna (FTTA) networks are growing very fast. Indeed, the fast adoption of smartphones and mobile video streaming is generating so much bandwidth demand that unprecedented data rates are now being deployed in mobile backhaul and metro rings, often at 10 Gbit/s. This webinar will discuss the typical topologies and challenges of these 10G mobile fiber network rollouts. Although some of the common issues inherent to 1G or 2.5G deployments (such as fiber loss problems) certainly still apply at 10G, new impairments such as chromatic dispersion (CD) and polarization mode dispersion (PMD) emerge due to the higher data rates and longer distances covered by the wireless backhaul. In addition, impairments such as optical return loss (ORL) have tighter requirements at 10G than at 2.5G. Accordingly, this webinar will examine common impairments observed at 10G in wireless backhaul networks, and present best testing practices to ensure trouble-free operation of these networks.

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    • Reaching 10G in Fiber Mobile Networks - EMEA edition
      Reaching 10G in Fiber Mobile Networks - EMEA edition Jean-Sébastien Tassé, Product Line Manager, EXFO Recorded: Mar 1 2016 1:00 pm UTC 32 mins
    • Driven to a large extent by the increasing use of wireless bandwidth, mobile fiber infrastructures or fiber-to-the-antenna (FTTA) networks are growing very fast. Indeed, the fast adoption of smartphones and mobile video streaming is generating so much bandwidth demand that unprecedented data rates are now being deployed in mobile backhaul and metro rings, often at 10 Gbit/s. This webinar will discuss the typical topologies and challenges of these 10G mobile fiber network rollouts. Although some of the common issues inherent to 1G or 2.5G deployments (such as fiber loss problems) certainly still apply at 10G, new impairments such as chromatic dispersion (CD) and polarization mode dispersion (PMD) emerge due to the higher data rates and longer distances covered by the wireless backhaul. In addition, impairments such as optical return loss (ORL) have tighter requirements at 10G than at 2.5G. Accordingly, this webinar will examine common impairments observed at 10G in wireless backhaul networks, and present best testing practices to ensure trouble-free operation of these networks.

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