The Fiber Best Practice Series was designed by Fluke Networks to educate about important optical fiber best practices, including:
- Fiber inspection and cleaning
- Loss-length (Tier 1) fiber certification
- Fiber plant characterization and troubleshooting
(Tier 2 certification)
This white paper details the best practice of loss-length (tier 1) fiber certification.
With 40 G/100 G infrastructure deployments in the datacenter becoming reality, the shrinking loss budgets of optical fiber cabling due to increasing bandwidth demands mean that reliable and efficient initial installations are now more important than ever. To minimize costly installer/contractor callbacks, network technician troubleshooting time, and unnecessary network downtimes, fiber-handling best practices should always be followed.