What You Should Know About LSZH and PVC Jackets

LSZH AND PVC FIBER CABLES

Let us start by talking about LSZH, for starters it stands for Low-Smoke Zero-Halogen, which means it’s made of a non-halogenated material therefore making it flame-retardant the low-smoke part refers to the amount of smoke it generates when burnt. 

November 12, 2018 by Beyondtech Team

The Beyondtech Guide for Fiber Optics Testing (PART III): Toys! or what equipment we need?

The Beyondtech Guide for Fiber Optics Testing (PART III): Toys! or what equipment we need?

The other day I was walking down the street minding my own business when all of a sudden I see this small classroom where kids were having a test, at this moment I couldn’t help but notice one of the kids was scrambling through his backpack trying to find a pencil, and that got me thinking about what equipment we need when testing a Fiber Optics Network.

September 10, 2018 by Beyondtech Team

The Beyondtech Guide for Fiber Optics Testing (PART II): Insertion Loss

The Beyondtech Guide for Fiber Optics Testing (PART II): Insertion Loss

So, you may be walking by the street and stumble on some random Fiber Optic cable somebody lost and now all of a sudden, you’re thinking about Loss or as it is also known “dB Loss”, “attenuation”, as well as “Insertion Loss”.

July 26, 2018 by Beyondtech Team

The Beyondtech Guide for Fiber Optics Testing (PART 1):

The Beyondtech Guide for Fiber Optics Testing (PART 1)

When designing and installing a fiber optic network, experts will need all the product’s specifications they’re working with to determine if their design will work for the intended use the client needs. To have these specifications an accurate testing of the fiber optic’s components, systems, and even cable plants will be needed.

July 09, 2018 by Beyondtech Team

New Fiber Optics transmission record reported at OFC2018

The NICT (Network System Research Institute )and Fujikura Ltd. (Fujikura, President: Masahiko Ito) developed a 3-mode optical fiber, capable of wide-band wavelength multiplexing transmission with a standard outer diameter (0.125 mm) that can be cabled with existing equipment.

April 16, 2018 by Beyondtech Team

BAD ADVICE - Comments from Jim Hayes (FOA President)

I was checking my Linkedin account and I found a comment from @JimHayes.

At first, I thought it was a joke, but I believe some integrators or technicians could be motivated to do it, and let me tell you, its really a bad advice.

April 02, 2018 by Luis Cardenas

The recent state of Optical Fiber Connectors (2018)

The recent state of Optical Fiber Connectors (2018)
We have already covered the fundamentals of the optics connectors in a previous post. We explained the differences in polishing, RL and IL and choosing the right one. Nonetheless, technology keeps moving forward, and we need to be aware of the latest advancements so we can properly take advantage of the resources at our disposal.

March 09, 2018 by Beyondtech Team

OS1 and OS2 Singlemode fiber - What's going on?

OS1 and OS2 Singlemode fiber - What's going on?

There's a huge confusion in the Optical industry, and we are here to explain what's going on. We get several questions from our customers about what are the differences between OS1 and OS2. 

 

March 07, 2018 by Beyondtech Team

Fiber Patch Cable Cleaning Recommendations: Wipes for Beyondtech Optical Products

 

When it comes to the maintenance of your communications system, cleaning your fiber patch cables constitutes an essential task in order to guarantee the proper functioning of your equipment.

January 22, 2018 by Beyondtech Team

Is it OK to bend a Regular Optical Fiber Cable?

bend radius fiber optics

One of the most common concerns amongst the installation of fiber cables is related to the possibility of bending a fiber cable or not. Worrying about this issue comes off rather naturally: if one does bend a fiber cable, let’s say around a corner, would that harm the cable? Or even more importantly, would it affect the quality of the transmission?

January 12, 2018 by Beyondtech Team