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August 2016

The Achilles Heel of Fiber Optic Networks

Dust and dirt contamination continues to plague fiber optic technicians. Fortunately, good tools exist to clean and inspect fiber optic connectors.
Posted: 8/17/2016 by AFL | with 5 comment(s)

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(NFPA) Requirements for Optical Cables in Transit Applications

7/30/2018 7:07:14 AM | with 0 comments
Many things need to be kept in mind when deploying optical cables in transit and rail systems. The NFPA 130 requirements address the challenges in keeping the operation of the trains and passengers safe. 

How to Avoid Network Degradation

6/18/2018 1:43:23 PM | with 0 comments
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.  


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

6/1/2018 8:06:50 AM | with 1 comments
Videos demonstrate the proper procedures for splicing, end cable entry and mid-sheath entry for AFL Wrapping Tube fiber optic cable.

The Path to 100G Single Lambda in the Data Center - Part 6

5/10/2018 12:52:43 PM | with 0 comments
There have been a significant number of key photonic component and technology announcements since the last installment of this blog series.  These announcements are clear evidence of the growing industry ecosystem support for 100Gbps single lambda (100GSL), enabling 200G and 400G Ethernet links in enterprise and hyperscale data center optical networks.

Product Registration of Test Equipment – It is important!

2/15/2018 10:02:34 AM | with 0 comments
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. 

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