Thursday, April 25, 2013

Fiber optic cassette with pigtails for fusion splicing by Corning

Corning has these new Pigtail Cassettes that are sweet! Prepped with a 3 meter pigtail and have a 900um at the connector panel for added durability and colored 250um for ease of splicing. Let's get a closer look from our YouTube channel.

The field technician will love the elimination of individual splice trays or separate splice housings and you can also splice away from the rack where you have more room to work.

Let's check out the contents of the Corning pigtail cassette.

How are you going to prep your cassette?

Want to wall mount it? Fine.

Now your fiber termination installation is easier then ever. Let's just hope your fiber optic materials get delivered in time, those end users always want it yesterday.

"By Mercy Salinas"

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Dressing your Cat5e, Cat6 data cabling so it looks sexy!

When you start your data cabling do it right from the beginning before it gets out of hand. Here's a couple of examples to avoid before you start pulling your hair out!

If your cabling gets this bad you better hope there's a building remodel before a network remodel. The cost of having network cabling reorganized when it gets this bad is so expensive you might as well upgrade your existing network.

There's a simple, easy and inexpensive tool to help you avoid the point of no return. A Cable Comb.

It's so easy to use, so save yourself the headache in the long run and keep this cool tool on hand in the telecom closet. Maybe lock it up, tools never end up where you left them.

"By Mercy Salinas"

Monday, April 8, 2013

Corning Freedm One tight buffered single mode fiber optic cable

The Freedm One cable construction is a flame-retardant, UV resistant, Indoor/Outdoor cable made for outdoor aerial, duct and direct burial applications. The Indoor/Outdoor rating also eliminates transmission fiber enclosures when entering the building, goodbye National Electric Code requirement!

The tight-buffered construction makes for easier termination in lower count fiber cable counts and you don't have the hassle of having to install fan-out kits compared to loose tube fiber, so annoying.

Let's take a look at the 6 strand from our YouTube Channel

Now let's look at the 12 strand.

Now the 24 strand!

As you can tell, regardless of the fiber optic strand count the construction is the same. If you need more than 24 strands for an outdoor application you might have to use a loose-tube cable then install fan out kits, that sucks.

"By Mercy Salinas"

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Cable management ties for Cat5e, Cat6, Cat6A and Fiber Cable

Tightening cable ties on data cables too much will hurt the physical properties and performance.

You should be using the Caddy Mille-Tie.

This tie is most commonly used for bundling high-performance copper and fiber cables but is also used for innerduct in cable trays, surface raceways, service poles and in wall cabling. Don't squeeze your data pipe and do it right!

"By Mercy Salinas"