Free Webinar - What's New in Enterprise Fiber Networking
Nov 5 2015 -
11:00am to 12:15pm

Join John Kamino from OFS for a free webinar, What's New in Fiber Enterprise Networking? and earn a BICSI Continuing Education Credit.

OM3 and OM4 multimode fibers have been the backbone of data center and enterprise cabling for the past decade. Multimode fiber remains the fiber of choice for today's short reach networks, but is its reign coming to an end? Will single-mode fiber become the low cost solution in data centers and enterprise networks?

This presentation will cover the need for increasing bandwidth in today's enterprise data centers and building networks and will discuss work in the fiber industry to develop a next generation multimode fiber that will support multiple wavelengths while maintaining the low cost advantage of VCSEL based technology.

It will discuss advances in the transceiver industry that can take advantage of a next generation short wavelength division multiplexing (SWDM) multimode fiber.

Finally, it will cover the latest work in standards organizations to define this next generation fiber.

Free Webinar - Testing MPO Trunk Cables
Nov 12 2015 -
11:00am to 12:15pm

Join Adrian Young of Fluke Networks for this Free FOTC webinar: Testing MPO Trunk Cables.

MPOs are making cleaning and inspection techniques more important than ever before. This Webinar will provide an overview of the procedures required for achieving excellent testing results for MPO trunk cables including:

Using a traditional duplex field tester
Certifying MPO cables with a dedicated MPO tester
Testing MPO to LC with a dedicated MPO

Webinar attendees will earn one (1) BICSI ITS Continuing Education Credit (CEC).

Free Webinar - What’s going on with all these new higher speed transceivers?
Dec 29 2015 -
11:00am to 12:15pm

Optical networking equipment manufacturers who deploy optical transceivers in their products can choose from a variety of different optoelectronic technologies to satisfy higher speed data center requirements, such as deploying multiple fiber lanes (multimode/singlemode parallel optics), Advanced Modulation/Encoding/Error Correction/Dispersion Compensation and WDM (Wave Division Multiplexing).

Products that support communications networks such as the optical physical layer components (like structured cabling) will change depending on transceiver technology and deployment requirements (application reach, module interfaces, patching/pathway densities, etc.). This talk will focus on the synergies required between optical transceiver technology and the fiber cable plant and will explore the tradeoffs (cost, performance, data rate migration, etc.) in technology selection.

Attendees will earn one BICSI ITS Continuing Education Credit.

LAN Standards, News & Trends - 2016 Update
Apr 7 2016 -
11:00am to 12:15pm

Join Cindy Montstream (Legrand) and Adrian Young (Fluke Networks) for our annual Standards Update Webinar. Participants will earn one BICSI ITS Continuing Education Credit.

Driving Value in the Data Center with Emerging Multimode Fiber Technologies
Apr 14 2016 -
11:00am to 12:15pm

Learn about two key emerging multimode fiber technologies – WideBand Multimode Fiber (WBMMF) and Short Wavelength Division Multiplexing (SWDM) and how they are extending utility of multimode fibers in the data center. The three presenters, representing transceivers, systems and optical fiber cabling, will cover all aspects of these technologies, including application drivers, multiplexing technology, parallel fiber transmission, the cabling evolution roadmap and industry standards, and the role that the SWDM Alliance is playing to advance these technologies.

Presenting will be:
Steffen Koehler – Senior Director of Product Line Management, Finisar
Jim Wynia – Director of Product Management, Dell
Paul Kolesar – Engineering Fellow, CommScope

Participants will earn one BICSI ITS Continuing Education Credit