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The Value of Being Independent

I recently read that two of our industry’s largest distributors have agreed to merge. Combined, they’ll generate revenue of more than $17 billion dollars each year.  That’s one-seven billion! It made me stop and think that “large” doesn’t always fit, and the value a smaller distributor can bring to the market. I believe that it’s…

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CommScope Qwik Fuse Installer Tool Kit

The word fusion tends to scare people. For those not familiar with optical fusion machines, it sounds like something nuclear and dangerous; those familiar tend to think big money. In terms of fiber optic cable, a fusion machine perfectly aligns two opposing pieces of fiber of equal size and then heats the ends up to…

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Termination of Fibers

Connecting a really fast cable to the equipment that lights it up is important; especially when making a connection to high performance glass. Fortunately, it’s easier to terminate fiber than ever before with these three basic options in the field—each of which comes with its own advantages and disadvantages based on performance and budget: Glue…

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Is It Time to Switch to an Air-Blown Fiber Solution?

Plant managers and facility managers know that when a production line is disrupted the costs add up very quickly.   That’s why they do everything in their power to remove possible breaks in the supply chain and make sure production (revenue) doesn’t stop. For most installations, traditionally constructed fiber handles the job just fine (fiber…

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Don’t Overlook the Basics

Fiber Management Now that the use of fiber for network connections is increasing, the need to manage them is critical. It’s a good thing there are so many really good options out there! For the purposes of this concept page, we’re defining fiber management as rack mounted fiber equipment. Here are a few key considerations for…

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