Optical Transceivers – Tackling the Temperature Test

Optical Transceivers – Tackling the Temperature Test Temperature has a major effect on the functioning of sensor systems and transceivers used in fiber optics. There are many studies that show how there is a risk of transceivers failing to perform at their best at higher temperatures, leading to delays, drastically reduced output and network partitions.…

Single-mode vs. Multi-mode Fiber Cabling

Fiber Facts – Single-mode vs. Multi-mode Fiber Copper cabling is still widely used in most data centres, but over the last few years, many data centres have made the switch to optical fiber. Optic fiber is still a relatively new technology and not everyone fully understands the fundamental aspects of optic fiber. In this article,…

Comparing Active and Passive Optical Networks

Comparing Active and Passive Optical Networks FTTH (Fiber to the Home) access networks are widely deployed in homes across many countries. Today, more and more subscribers are using optical fibers rather than copper lines for broadband Internet access. FTTH is the most advanced form of fiber-optic communication which you can avail of in your living…

What’s the Difference between Cisco SFP-GE-T & GLC-T?

What’s the Difference between SFP-GE-T and GLC-T? The SFP/SFP+ transceiver standard has generally been well received because it makes it possible for a single unit of networking hardware to support so many different cabling standards. This means instead of opting for a completely new switch to replace one that cannot handle different types of cabling…