STH readers will fell a day ahead here. Yesterday we published What is Plenum Fiber Optic Cable and What is OFNP. Today we had a video (on the holiday weekend in the US) that focused on the same topic.
Why you want Plenum Fiber Optic Cable Video
In the video on the same subject, Patrick discusses why you want plenum fiber optic cable. He also goes into (as I did in yesterday’s piece) why you may want riser or OFNR cable. He also goes into what is LSZH cable:
As always, we suggest watching his in the official YouTube app, browser, or tab for the best viewing experience.
During the video, Patrick also discusses why plenum cable is going to be used in an upcoming STH project. In the new STH lab, we are going to have both single-mode and multi-mode fiber pulled via bundles to provide enough bandwidth for next-generation firewalls and switches. We needed a lab with this fiber footprint in order to keep testing high-end gear.
This is a holiday weekend, so we do not have a large piece as we would during normal weekdays. Still, it is important for our readers to understand, plenum, riser, ONFP, ONFR, and LSZH cable specifications. Running the proper fiber optic cable is important, but one should certainly check local codes. For example, there is a difference in whether the above tile ceiling space is a plenum based on whether there is a fabricated air duct in the space. Still, we urge our readers, for their safety, to focus on low smoke and low toxin cables.
Of course, the other big one here is that Patrick is running a ton of fiber to help with future networking gear reviews in Q4. Stay tuned to STH for that as we have a number of reviews coming. The networking space may have seemed relatively stangnat for a few years, but now we are seeing massive year/year gains
As a quick update, we now have a Fiber Optic Networking Guide SC or LC Connector online.