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Patent Covers Optical Reporting of RF Antenna status over fiber optic transport

Patent Covers Optical Reporting of RF Antenna status over fiber optic transport Optical Zonu, a designer and manufacturer of fiber optic solutions for the telecommunication and public safety industry, today announced the issuance of United States Patent US 10,257,739 Issued April 9, 2019 . This patented technology involves optical reporting of the failure of any…

April 30, 2019April 30, 2019In Blog

 AS2-S11-S-GE-5 Media Converter – Q&A

 AS2-S11-S-GE-5 Media Converter Here is a question that we often receive from prospective new Customers of the Micro-OTDR: “I want to have the benefit of the Micro-OTDR feature in my network, but cannot afford to replace all of my Switch/Router equipment. How can I add the Micro-OTDR to an installed base of network equipment, which…

March 29, 2019March 29, 2019In Blog

SFPs with Reflection Immune Operation – RIO®

Eliminate Reflection Problems Which Plague Legacy SFSW SFPs Single Fiber Single Wavelength (SFSW) Transceivers transmit and receive at the same wavelength, on single fiber, doubling the optical fiber plant capacity. SFSW transceivers offer many potential benefits to the Network Operator – e.g. seamless CWDM integration, half the fiber, half the CWDM passives and easier fiber…

March 4, 2019March 5, 2019In Blog

Does it really need repair?

There are many aspects of a fiber optic communication system that need to be configured correctly for the system to work properly.  Many times customers believe there is a problem with the equipment and that it needs repair when in actuality it is operator error.  The most common issue with fiber optic links is a…

February 11, 2019February 11, 2019In Blog

VSATs and RF over Fiber 

The challenge for VSAT (Very Small Aperture Terminal) where the antenna (Dish) and the command center are not collocated has always been the limited reach of the RF cabling.  Using a RF over Fiber link, the distance between the antenna and the operation center can be extended from a few meters to few kilometers without any signal degradation.  The VSAT location / Operating Center often requires building modifications, but using a fiber based VSAT system offers the following benefits:  The…

February 1, 2019February 1, 2019In Blog

ORL Reflectance SNR

Attenuation, Reflection, Reflectance, Optical Return Loss (ORL) and Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR) Part I: Optical properties utilized by the new Micro-OTDR ORL/SNR Measurement feature. The new ORL/SNR Measurement feature of the Micro-OTDR SFPs measures the optical fiber link ORL during the normal Micro-OTDR start-up “handshaking” routine of the SFPs, before the data link is…

January 30, 2019January 30, 2019In Blog, News

Driverless cars and RF over Fiber

Driverless cars and RF over Fiber  Really? What is the link, if any?  The challenges for driverless cars where RF over fiber can provide solutions are at least in two areas:  Test ranges and setups will require very accurate timing signals to experiment, check, and validate the usability of satellite signals and the compatibility of…

January 10, 2019January 11, 2019In Blog