Fiber to the home (FTTH) has been available for some years now and is widely (although not universally) deployed. FTTH technology is still evolving to meet both present and future demands. Technologies such as wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) and time division multiplexing (TDM) have existed for decades. Today, a combination…
Many types of cleavers are used in today’s fiber applications — from simple “score and snap” types with carbide or ceramic blades to high-precision automated models with diamond blades. Determining which of them is best is ultimately dictated by the application and budget on hand.
Launch Cables, Part 2 discusses the practical use of launch and receive cables in specific testing situations with an OTDR. Part 1 (last month) dispelled some of the myths around launch cables, and explained the basic theory behind their use in testing the near end and far end connectors of…