Here are a few things we are likely to see from the TIA-942-B data center standard. This may be dull to some, but for those of you in the know, you know how important this could be.
It incorporates Addendum 1 to the 942-A standard, which addressed data center fabrics, as a new Annex.
It adds 16- and 32-fiber MPO-style array connectors as an additional connector type for termination of more than two fibers. The 16- and 32-fiber connectors were recently standardized when ANSI/TIA-604-18 was published.
It adds Category 8 as an allowable type of balanced twisted-pair cable, and changes the recommendation for Category 6A balanced twisted-pair cable to Category 6A or higher.
Checkout the full article from cablinginstall.com here and stay tuned for more up-to-date info.
Clearfield, Inc. (NASDAQ:CLFD) has unveiled the FieldSmart Fiber Crossover Multi-Purpose (FxMP) Patch Panel, a fiber distribution panel designed to enable a single unit to fit in multiple rack sizes and configurations. The FXMP enables network managers to use the same panel to route and deploy fiber jumpers throughout the network in both rack- and cabinet-style configurations.
The U.S. Department of Commerce today announced it has suspended the ban it imposed on ZTE that denied the Chinese company access to U.S. technology. ZTE deposited $400 million in escrow in a U.S. bank, fulfilling the last of its financial obligations under the agreement reached June 7 through which ZTE would regain access to the technology essential to the construction and maintenance of many of its products. The company effectively shut down shortly after the ban was imposed April 16.