Global infrastructure solutions and communications provider CommScope has partnered with cable certification firm Fluke Networks to help ensure optimum fiber optic cabling performance. CommScope's exclusive SYSTIMAX® link loss calculator will now be incorporated in Fluke Networks' CertiFiber® Pro Optical Loss Test Set (part of the company's Versiv™ Cabling Certification System) and the company's LinkWare™ Live cloud service.
This marks a transformational change in the certification of ultra-low-loss single mode and high bandwidth multimode fiber optic network projects in data centers.
The SYSTIMAX calculator is a tool that accurately computes total link loss performance for SYSTIMAX low and ultra-low loss systems. The proprietary test requirements set performance targets that exceed the industry standards, providing support for high speed data network applications and architectures.
The integration of the SYSTIMAX link loss calculator with Fluke Network's Versiv provides automated performance for warranty certification for both single mode and multimode fiber systems.
"Our research has shown that eliminating errors in the certification process leads to significant savings for cabling contractors," said Eric Conley, vice president and general manager of Fluke Networks. "By building the calculator into Versiv and LinkWare Live, customers can reduce complexity and ensure that certification is done right the first time."
The CertiFiber Pro improves efficiency of fiber optic certification, simplifying set-up, eliminating errors and speeding up troubleshooting - and features a three second two-fiber / two-wavelength test. Its modular design also supports optical time-domain reflectometry, fiber end-face inspection and copper certification modules.
Fluke Networks' LinkWare Live cloud service allows project managers to configure and track multiple testers and projects from their office, saving time and further reducing the chance of setup errors. With over eight million test results uploaded to date, LinkWare Live is the leading cloud service for cable certification projects.
"We are pleased with this partnership that we know will serve our customers well into the future," said John Schmidt, vice president of engineering at CommScope. "Not only will installers have the most complete, CommScope-approved solutions for certification, they can be sure that their infrastructure will perform to the highest standards required for cloud, hyperscale or enterprise application and architecture needs today and in the future."