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.
Cascadia FiberNet Inc., part of the Cascadia Gateway Initiative, has announced plans for an 864-strand fiber-optic network between Vancouver, British Columbia’s Harbour Centre and Seattle’s Westin Building Exchange. Work on the carrier-neutral fiber network should begin by this March with a goal of begin ready for service by the end of the first quarter of 2020.
OFS has expanded its line of rollable ribbon cables with the R-Pack Rollable Ribbon (RR) Backbone Cable. Available with 24, 48 and 72 fiber counts, the R-Pack RR Backbone Cable targets horizontal backbone applications and NFPA 202 requirements. OFS sees the fiber-optic cable as applicable to data center, central office, and fiber-to-the-business (FTTB) fiber networks.