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Structured Cabling: All You Need to Know

Explore the new AFL resource center and discover all that it has to offer!  AFL has streamlined all structured cabling content into one unified area on this new hub.  This Structured Cabling Stream is just one of many new components to the resource center. 
 
Posted: 7/31/2018 by Lauren McCormick | with 0 comment(s)

FAST or FUSE—Which Should You Choose?

AFL now offers two types of field-installable connectors, FASTConnect and FUSEConnect.  These products have eliminated any uncertainty of hand-polished connectors and have significantly reduced setup and installation time. 

Posted: 7/27/2018 by Lauren McCormick | with 0 comment(s)

How to Avoid Network Degradation

Inspecting your network and cleaning fiber correctly can prevent losing critical information that passes through your network everyday.  AFL provides data center cleaning and inspection "Best Practices" as part of AFL's role as an end-to-end solutions provider.  Read more to learn about the step-by-step data cleaning procedure and the products available to avoid network degradation.  
Posted: 6/18/2018 by Lauren McCormick | with 0 comment(s)

Video: Proper Splicing, End Cable Entry and Mid-Sheath Entry Procedures for Wrapping Tube Cable

Videos demonstrate the proper procedures for splicing, end cable entry and mid-sheath entry for AFL Wrapping Tube fiber optic cable.
Posted: 6/1/2018 by AFL | with 1 comment(s)

Product Registration of Test Equipment – It is important!

No matter what you purchase these days, manufacturers include product registration cards. Even inexpensive consumer products like Bluetooth head phones and toasters come with product registration cards. 
Posted: 2/15/2018 by AFL | with 0 comment(s)

The Path to 100G Single Lambda in the Data Center - Part 5

There has been great deal of activity in the electro-optic component and subsystem segments relating to this next generation leap forward – turns out that 100G single lambda is a super-hot topic in Fall 2017. As the EO components are enabling ingredients in next gen 100G single lambda transceivers, assessing commercial status is worthwhile in terms of helping to predict system-level timelines for this exciting technology.
Posted: 10/27/2017 by Megan Courage | with 0 comment(s)

The Path to 100G Single Lambda in the Data Center - Part 3

The technical and commercial dynamics that will lead the semiconductor and electro-optical components industries to enable ubiquitous 100G single lambda system designs over the next several years.
Posted: 6/15/2017 by AFL | with 0 comment(s)

New Product Details Page

We have redesigned our product details page for easy of use for both desktop and mobile visitors.
Posted: 6/7/2017 by AFL | with 0 comment(s)

The Path to 100G Single Lambda in the Data Center - Part 2

While not definitional, in end-to-end 25G single lambda signal chains, the electrical SerDes rate in the chip-to-module interface between the switch ASIC and the pluggable transceiver also runs at 25 Gbps (or 28 Gbps to account for 64B/66B encoding and FEC overhead when used).
Posted: 5/12/2017 by | with 0 comment(s)

The Path to 100G Single Lambda in the Data Center - Part 1

It is pretty widely acknowledged that 2016/2017 is prime time for 100 Gbps short reach optical links in the data center, interconnecting servers and switches.
Posted: 4/21/2017 by | with 0 comment(s)
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Intrinsic and Extrinsic Attenuation in Fiber Optic Cables

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Attenuation, or the loss of light or signal, is nearly unavoidable when installing your fiber network. This blog will explore its two forms: intrinsic and extrinsic attenuation.

Product FAQs: Collapsible Ribbon

11/9/2021 4:08:57 PM | with 0 comments
As collapsible ribbon grows in popularity, AFL continues to receive inquiries concerning this new trend. To address some of the frequently asked questions, we reached out to our splicing experts to get the answers.


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AFL's Seán Adam explains how optical fiber is key to ensuring "future-proof networks," a crucial element in maintaining this growing rate of connectivity.

Product Spotlight: NodeFLEX® Bendable Cable Assembly

10/26/2021 11:45:52 AM | with 0 comments
AFL designed the NodeFLEX® Bendable Cable Assembly to help multi-system operators (MSOs) simplify the installation of aerial, underground and pedestal mount applications.

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