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FS QSFP28-100G-SR4 v. QSFP28-100G-IR4 Differences

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We discuss the differences between the FS QSFP28-100G-SR4 and QSFP28-100G-IR4 modules we used in recent 100GbE switch reviews

Fluke FiberInspector FI-1000 Mini-Review FI-7000

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We take a look at the Fluke FiberInspector FI-1000 / FI-7000 kit to see how this helps ensure you have clean fiber connectors during installs

A Volcano Erupted in Tonga We Discuss Undersea Cable Repairs

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An enormous volcanic eruption in Tonga severed the fiber optic cable link to the island nation. We discuss how undersea cables get repaired

Fluke FiberInspector Pro FI-3000 Mini-Review

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We take a look at the Fluke FiberInspector Pro FI-3000 that we used to inspect thousands of fiber cable faces saving us a lot of time

MPO MTP Male and Female Connector Differences

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As part of our fiber education series, we go into the differences of the MPO/ MTP male and female connectors in this guide

Fluke MultiFiber Pro Mini-Review MTP-MPO Testing Made Very Easy

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We take a look at the Fluke MultiFiber Pro that helped us test over 1700 fibers in a day because it is designed for MPO/ MTP-12 certification

What is a Active Optical Cable (AOC)?

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If you are not familiar with active optical cables (AOC), then you should be. We have a quick guide explaining the basics

Guide to Indoor Fiber Optic Cable Color Coding

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If fiber optic cable coding makes your head spin, we have a guide to the common colors and some suggestions for STH readers on what to use

Differences Behind 100GBASE-SR4 and 100GBASE-LR4 Optics

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We discuss 100GBASE-SR4 versus 100GBASE-LR4 differences and also why you may want to look at 100GBASE-CWDM4 as well

Corning CCH-04U LANscape 288-Fiber Distribution Box

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We take a look at a Corning CCH-04U, this Closet Connector Housing LANscape unit handles converting 288 fibers from MTP to LC in 4U of space