Optical Fiber & Cable

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Optics & Photonics

FiberPlex Optical Fiber Technology Onboard USS Nimitz

March 31, 2016

Annapolis Junction, MD  – Network security has been battened down on the USS Nimitz aircraft carrier (CVN 68), thanks in part to new fiber optic communications equipment by FiberPlex Technologies. The U.S. Navy’s oldest and most prominent aircraft carrier installed FiberPlex SATCOM serial data transmission equipment as part of its new Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services... Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Optics & Photonics

Ultra Long Haul Optical Fiber supports transoceanic distances.

March 29, 2016

Enabling launch of higher signal power into span and reduction of amplifier noise, TeraWave™ SCUBA Optical Fiber is optimized for ultra-long haul networks up to 12,000 km using advanced modulation formats and coherent detection. Effective area (153 m²), cabling performance in C- and L-bands, and attenuation (0.155 dB/km @ 1550 nm) promote reliable, coherent transmission at 100 Gbps and beyond over transoceanic distances at high channel counts. Read More

Optics & Photonics

OFS to Present Live Demonstration of TeraWave(TM) ULL Optical Fiber at OFC 2016

March 24, 2016

ANAHEIM, Calif. – OFC 2016, Booth 2633 -- OFS, a leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of innovative fiber optic network products and solutions will showcase a live demonstration using a combination of Ciena's Waveserver™ stackable interconnect system and OFS' TeraWave™ ULL fiber, illustrating delivery of lower cost per bit transport for customers, with maximum capacity per... Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Optics & Photonics

OFS Announces Two of its Products are Being Recognized by the 2016 Lightwave Innovation Reviews

March 22, 2016

Norcross, GA – OFS, a leading edge designer, manufacturer and supplier of innovative fiber optic network solutions, announced today that two of its products are being recognized by the 2016 Lightwave Innovation Reviews. In the reviews, the company’s LaserWave® FLEX WideBand Multimode Fiber received a score of 4.5 out of 5 points and the InvisiLight® Optical Solutions earned a score of... Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Optics & Photonics

LMA Double-Clad Optical Fibers expand laser design capabilities.

March 15, 2016

TrueLase™ 10/130 Active and Passive LMA Double-Clad Optical Fibers are ytterbium-doped gain and matching passive fibers that enable production of performance-, reliability-, and consistency-optimized lasers and amplifiers utilizing true single-mode fiber designs. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Optics & Photonics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Fiber Optic Products include flexible amplifier and cables.

March 3, 2016

Compact and flexible, FA1 fiber optic amplifier features adjustable signal level, selectable response time, multiple timer functions, and UL508 approval. Dual 4-digit LED displays, also included, aid programming and provide operational feedback. Respectively available for reflective and through beam applications, FUR and FUT fiber optic cables come in various fiber and head diameters. Extended range, right angle head, and multiple sleeve options are available. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Optics & Photonics

Fiber Microcable enhances metro network performance.

February 17, 2016

Able to increase fiber density and enhance performance for metro networks, MiDia® 2GX features bend-optimized AllWave® FLEX and AllWave® FLEX+ fibers that enables tight, low-loss bends without risking fiber strength and long-term reliability. Space occupied by fibers help minimize cabled diameters to optimize use of network duct systems and infrastructure. Generally available with fiber counts of 144, 192, and 288, microcable can help achieve extended air-blown installation distances.<br /> Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Optics & Photonics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Fiber Optic Sensors provide application flexibility.

February 2, 2016

Designed to be intuitive and flexible, FA1 Fiber Optic Amplifier offers adjustable signal level, selectable response time, multiple timer functions, and UL508 Approval. Dual 4-digit LED displays simplify programming and provide feedback for monitoring application set-up, troubleshooting, and operation. Respectively available for retroreflective and through beam applications, FUR and FUT fiber optic cables offer various diameter, sleeve length, and connector options. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments

Test Reference Cables support network verification.

November 3, 2015

Available in singlemode and multimode versions, HLC® SCRATCHGUARD® Test Reference Cables feature hardened lens contact technology. Laser process produces tempered mating surface that extends life span of assembly. Shipped with optical performance data, interferometric data, and Fiberchek inspection data, cables are suited for fiber optic performance testing, manufacturing lines, fiber loss test sets, optical return loss meters, and lab instrumentation. Read More

Optics & Photonics

Optical Fiber supports terabit transport market.

September 29, 2015

Designed to optimize performance of long distance coherent systems, TeraWave&trade; Ultra Low Loss Fiber provides 50% greater effective area than G.652.D fiber and &le;0.17 dB/km loss at 1,550 nm. In addition, fiber combines effective area of 125 square microns, optimized cabling performance, and reduced attenuation compared to conventional single-mode fibers. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Optics & Photonics

SWDM Alliance Formed to Support Duplex Multimode Fiber for Enterprise and Data Center Applications at 40 and 100 Gbps

September 24, 2015

Organization to drive industry-wide adoption of Shortwave Wavelength Division Multiplexing (SWDM) technology, leveraging data center operators' investments in duplex multimode fiber infrastructure SUNNYVALE, CALIF. – Nine companies today announced the formation of an interest group to drive cost-effective utilization of duplex multimode fiber (MMF) infrastructure in cloud and... Read More

Optics & Photonics

Multimode Fiber supports duplex 100 Gbps transmission via SWDM.

September 22, 2015

LaserWave® FLEX WideBand meets and is fully backwards compatible with current OM4 requirements. Supporting traffic over wavelengths from 850&ndash;950 nm, solution enables multiple lanes of traffic over same strand of fiber to improve bandwidth capacity while maintaining cost efficiacy for short-distance applications up to 300 m or more. Product will support 4 wavelength 100 Gbps applications while providing bandwidth for 400 Gbps and higher speeds. Read More

Optics & Photonics

Heavy Duty Fiber Optics withstand harsh environments.

August 7, 2015

Featuring flexible 304 stainless steel tube, Vantage Line of polyethylene-jacketed plastic fibers are protected from crushing or abrasion in harsh industrial environments. Eight models are available, 4 with opposed sensing mode and 4 with diffuse sensing mode, in 1 m and 2 m options. All heavy-duty fibers are compatible with Banner&rsquo;s existing plastic fiber amplifiers, including DF-G family. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Optics & Photonics

Pre-Terminated Cable helps maximize rack density.

July 23, 2015

Specifically designed for use with angled RapidNet panels, RapidNet RNS Short Body Cassette is available in Category 6 UTP and provides 6 ports per cassette or 24 ports in 1U. Ports come standard in black but are available in choice of colors, which can help define network features such as routes, services, hierarchies, or security levels. In addition, colors can be used to define connections within shared space, such as in co-location data centers. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Optics & Photonics

Fiber Microcable increases capacity in confined areas.

June 30, 2015

Available with 12&ndash;144 fibers from full range of OFS application-specific fibers, MiDia® FX Cable features optimized buffer tubes and jacket rifling designed for optimized air-blown installation performance using microducts. Mechanical and environmental protections are in compliance with Telecordia GR-20, and design helps facilitate fiber cable deployment. Increasing capacity and fiber density in space-limited areas as needed, product also provides flexibility for future technology upgrades.<br /> Read More

Optics & Photonics

Inneos Demonstrates World's First: Full-bandwidth HDMI(TM) 4k/60 Hz, 4:4:4 Color over 300 Meters on One Optical Fiber

June 19, 2015

Consumer-ready SH51-03A Provides Manufacturers Quick Time-to-Market to Address Growing Need for 4K Solutions ORLANDO, Fla. — Inneos, LLC, the industry leader in Video over Fiber transport, today demonstrated the new SH51-03A, capable of carrying Full-bandwidth HDMI™ 4K60 with 4:4:4 color.  Unlike disparate chip-and-transceiver solutions, the SH51-03A transmits lossless video over a... Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Optics & Photonics

OFS to Present Five Technical Papers at BiOS / Photonics West Conferences

February 23, 2015

Norcross, Georgia – OFS, a leading designer, manufacturer, and supplier of innovative fiber optic products will present five papers, one of which is an invited paper, at SPIE's BiOS and Photonics West Conferences located at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California from 7 through 12 February 2015. The invited paper will be presented Tuesday, 10 February and is entitled "New... Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Optics & Photonics

All-Dry Fiber Microcable improves safety and productivity.

February 17, 2015

While improving safety and productivity, MiDia® Dry FX microcable helps reduce fiber cable installation expense. Fibers emerge from buffer tubes ready for fusion splicing or optical testing, eliminating need for cleaning products. Available in 3 constructions containing up to 144 fibers, product comes with bend-insensitive AllWave® + fiber. Entirely dry cable technology replaces gel-based filling and flooding compounds traditionally used to prevent spread of water in outside plant cables. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Optics & Photonics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Finding the Right Photoelectric Sensor

October 30, 2014

Locon Sensor Systems, Inc. offers a variety of photoelectric sensor options to ensure we have something to suit your range of application needs.  What’s more, we can also custom design sensors to make sure it’s built to your exact specifications. That said, let’s take a look at the different options we offer, and discuss a feature or two of each. Cylindrical Photoelectric Sensors We... Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Optics & Photonics

Connector and Termination Kit hasten fiber optic repair/install.

October 14, 2014

Attaching to cable via mechanical means, LC Crimp and Cleave Connector utilizes optical and mechanical properties of HCS® (Hard Clad Silica) and Graded Index HCS® optical fibers. GiHCS® optical fiber in Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH) cable construction with Crimp and Cleave LC connectors accelerates fiber optic cable installation/repair by technicians without any power, epoxy, gel, or polishing for termination. Products support Fast (100 Mbps) and Gigabit (1,000 Mbps) Ethernet data rates. Read More