Fan Out Kits are very important components in Telecom installations and projects. Their presence is explained by the vast quantity of large cables that these projects usually ask for. In order to ensure proper connections, Fan Out Kits are often needed.
Fiber Optic Patch Panels are typically made of a metal structure that accommodates adapter panels while at the same time leaving space to store the potential excess of long fiber cables. This setup incorporates an array of ports that allows its connection with other types of Telecom equipment that may be placed in further instances of your Optical installation.
Fiber optic couplers are components that have been unfairly overlooked in telecom, since they play an essential role in the operation of optical networks. These elements basically enable the coupling of light from one or several input fibers to one or several output fibers.
A Direct Attach Copper link or a DAC link is a Twinax copper cable that firmly links the ports (or line cards) inside a piece of dynamic hardware, such as switches, network equipment, servers or any other type of device that stores -or connects- information.
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.
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.
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”.