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Road to Single-Mode: Direction for Choosing, Installing and Testing Single-Mode Fiber

Tuesday, May 24
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

While the similarities between single-mode and multimode installation and testing are similar, there are important differences and considerations that should be known by even the most experienced network engineers. Some of these things include what’s driving single-mode adoption, duplex vs. MTP single-mode options, understanding insertion loss budgets, optimizing cable systems for density, cable and end face testing tips, and troubleshooting OTDR. While there are some traditional thoughts around single-mode, however, there are some misconceptions. Are single-mode connections harder to keep clean? Is there a cost premium to single-mode transceivers? Are all single-mode applications duplex? What are the safety concerns with the higher-powered single-mode lasers? What are the ideal distances for single-mode? Do you need attenuators on shorter links? Does reflectance make single-mode harder to test? This session will identify how to put your next single-mode project on the right path.


Adrian Young - Fluke Networks

Jim Davis - Fluke Networks