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Fiber Optic Types : Multimode and Singlemode

Fiber Optic Types : Multimode and Singlemode

Fiber cable is fast becoming a practical solution for many cabling projects due to its low cost and reliable connectivity. Once the decision to go down the fiber route has been made, another needs to be made on whether to use singlemode or multimode. Each has its own place within the right applications, neither one more superior to the other. Knowi

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DINTEK's DuraMAX360 RJ45 Field Terminated Plug

DINTEK's DuraMAX360 RJ45 Field Terminated Plug

As more and more industrial devices and appliances are controlled using connection to the IT Network, a more noise-tolerant and robust-structured modular plug is required compared to a common office LAN application plug. The plugs and cables must have a strong shielded structure to handle electrical noise and they must also be designed to work in h

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Screened or unscreened? We explore the options for Cat 6a installations

Screened or unscreened? We explore the options for Cat 6a installations

It's a popular debate in our current market deciding on whether Class Ea or Category 6a cable installations should be screened to support 10Gig Ethernet transmission. And it's a good question. We take a look at the advantages and disadvantages of both screened and unscreened cabling in this article and hope that it offers a better understandin

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The physics of fiber lasers and how they work

The physics of fiber lasers and how they work

​Like any other laser, fiber optic lasers are devices that generate light of a special kind. The laser beam is collimated, which means its rays are parallel, and monochromatic, featuring only a single wavelength. Furthermore, a laser beam is coherent: all of its light waves are synchronized. By comparison, the light from a normal light bulb is a wa

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The positives and negatives in fiber optic performance

The positives and negatives in fiber optic performance

When it comes to measuring the performance on a fiber optic connection, the three most commonly used parameters are insertion loss, return loss and reflectance. All three of these parameters are measured in decibels, or dBs and either returns a positive or a negative value. The Positives of Insertion and Return Loss The most commonly meas

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DINTEK's Data Centre Solution

DINTEK's Data Centre Solution

With the ever increasing demand for bandwidth, data centres continue to be expanded and upgraded. In particular, the demand for increased storage capacity in the storage area network and data centre environment has resulted in one of the fastest growing industries in the world. The data center is the heart of your operation. Whether it oc

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Testing crosstalk - at both ends of the cable

Testing crosstalk - at both ends of the cable

In structured cabling, crosstalk refers to electromagnetic interference from one unshielded twisted pair to another twisted pair, normally running in parallel. Each pair works like an antenna; the pair carrying a signal is the transmitter and every other pair is a receiver. Like everything else, crosstalk is frequency dependent,

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The Benefits of Certification

The Benefits of Certification

 By joining an exclusive group of contractors that are dedicated to reliable network design and proper installation to ensure up-time and high performance, certified cable installers offer benefits that others cannot. One of the biggest benefits is the advantage of offering product warranty to customers, such as DINTEK's 25 year product or ful

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Single-mode optical fiber - which type is best?

Single-mode optical fiber - which type is best?

Following on from our earlier articles on Fiber Optics Technology (read here on Fiber Optics Theory) we now look closer at the single-mode fiber and explore the two most commonly used types – ITU-T G652D and G657A2. Designs of single-mode fiber have evolved over the decades and present day options offer most often than not, the G652D fiber. This ba

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Fiber Optic Technology - Part Four - Fiber Connectors & Termination Methods

Fiber Optic Technology - Part Four - Fiber Connectors & Termination Methods

Proper fiber optic termination is extremely important when installing a fiber optic network. A network will be unreliable if this function is not performed correctly. Therefore, much attention is given to this area, with more and more products appearing on the market to make fiber optic termination easier and more accurate than ever. Following

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Fiber Optic Technology - Part Five - Optical Fiber Testing

Fiber Optic Technology - Part Five - Optical Fiber Testing

In part three and four of our Fiber Optic Technology series we have provided information for the installation and termination of fiber optic cables. In this final part of the series, we now look at the next part of the process, testing. For every fiber optic cable plant, you will need to test for continuity, end-to-end loss and then troub

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Fiber Optic Technology - Part Three - Fiber Installation

Fiber Optic Technology - Part Three - Fiber Installation

In part three of our series, we cover the general guidelines used for installing fiber optic cable.  In general, fiber optic cable can be installed with many of the same techniques used with conventional copper cables - we list the basic guidelines that can be applied to any type of cable installation below. Conduct a thorough site survey

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Fiber Optic Technology - Part Two - Fiber Cables & Construction

Fiber Optic Technology - Part Two - Fiber Cables & Construction

​This is the second article in our series on Fiber Optics, and it focuses on the different fiber cable types; construction and specifications; and cable selection criteria. Fiber Optic Cable Types Whether the installation is for an Inside Plant or Outside Plant, the choice of cable type is very important for the installer of fiber optic cablin

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Computex 2019 Wrap Up

Computex 2019 Wrap Up

Last week, thousands of people in the IT industry came together to take part in the 2019 Computex Trade Show. As one of the largest trade shows in the world, we were very pleased to again be involved in this important annual event. Here's some photos of our exhibition booth and our hard-working team who spent time with show participants going

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Fiber Optic Technology - Part One - Fiber Optics Theory

Fiber Optic Technology - Part One - Fiber Optics Theory

Fiber optic networking is now the standard for high speed data transfers and backbone cabling. While fiber does require more expensive transmission equipment, the extra expense is well worth the gains in speed and efficiency that fiber optic brings. Installing a fiber network will help you transmit more info over longer distances. It also provides

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Structured Cabling Installation Practices - Part Four Certification and Testing

Structured Cabling Installation Practices - Part Four Certification and Testing

Here in part four and the final article of our series, we cover the required Performance Testing for Twisted Pair Cabling within a Structured Cabling System. What is a 'certified' cable? This term is used by vendors or testers and it indicates that the cabling has been tested to the minimum specifications of ANSI/TIA standa

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Structured Cabling Installation Practices - Part Three Installing a Structured Cabling System

Structured Cabling Installation Practices - Part Three Installing a Structured Cabling System

Cabling for small, medium or large enterprises can include wiring of hundreds of feet of cables throughout a building that pass other types of wires, powerlines, pipes and cords. The process can involve lots of drilling, cutting cables and attaching jacks, all of which require forward-planning and knowledge of the specific requirements for each ste

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8 - 10 May 2019 - Upcoming Secutech Trade Show

8 - 10 May 2019 - Upcoming Secutech Trade Show

It's just over a week till the annual Secutech Security Trade Show in Taiwan gets underway! The 22nd edition of Secutech gathers leading industry players to present a comprehensive range of cutting-edge products, integrated systems and intelligent solutions for different sectors.  ​DINTEK are delighted to exhibit again this year and 

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Structured Cabling Installation Practices - Part Two - Structured Cabling

Sub-systems for a Structured Cabling System

Here in part two of our series, we offer an in-depth look at structured cabling and what it is all about.​ In the early 1980s, when computers were first linked together in order to exchange information, many different cabling designs were used. Some companies built their systems to run over coaxial cables. Others thought that tw

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Structured Cabling Installation Practices - Twisted Pair Cabling

Structured Cabling Installation Practices - Twisted Pair Cabling

​Welcome to the start of our new series on Structured Cable Installation Practices. This first article provides an overview of twisted pair cabling and how it works; the different types of twisted pair cabling; and information on cabling standards. Twisted pair cable is a type of cabling that is used for most modern Ethernet net

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What is a UTP, FTP or STP cable? We help to demystify the cable acronym!

What is a UTP, FTP or STP cable? We help to demystify the cable acronym!

Many ethernet cables consist of what is known as a 'Twisted Pair' which is a type of cabling in which two conductors of a single circuit are twisted together for the purposes of improving electromagnetic compatibility and to reduce electromagnetic interference (EMI). So when looking at the names used for certain ethernet cables, it's easy to work o

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Fiber Optic Fundamentals - Installation Best Practices Part Two

Fiber Optic Fundamentals - Installation Best Practices Part Two

Here in part two of our series on the best practices for installing fiber optic cable, we highlight some often-overlooked practices which can be critical in maintaining a fiber run's signal integrity, and how you can prevent them from happening. HOW CLEAN ARE YOUR CONNECTORS? According to the textbook by Bill Woodward, titled Cabling: The Complete

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Understanding Wavelength Division Multiplexing

Understanding Wavelength Division Multiplexing

Wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) is a fiber optic technology that significantly increases the amount of data a single fiber cable can transmit. By sending multiple signals at different wavelengths (or colors) of laser light through a fiber cable, wavelength division multiplexing technology can increase the number of signals being sent simulta

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What does alien cross talk and high cable heat have in common?

What does alien cross talk and high cable heat have in common?

We might all agree that neatly bundled cabling might look more aesthetically pleasing than 'natural lay' cables when exposed in overhead cable trays, but their overall performance is not so pleasing.​ Whenever Category 6A UTP cables capable of supporting 10 Gig applications are combed or tightly bundled, you risk increased alien crosstalk (AXT) tha

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ezi-PANEL - The Solution for Data Equipment Integration

ezi-PANEL - The Solution for Data Equipment Integration

The increasing requirement for faster access to greater volumes of data, evolving network standards and fast developing technology, makes it necessary for infrastructure managers to be able to integrate equipment with different topologies & media and differing network speeds within existing infrastructure environme

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What are PC, UPC and APC connectors?

What are PC, UPC and APC connectors?

PC, UPC and APC are acronyms for Physical Contact, Ultra Physical Contact, and Angled Physical Contact and they refer to the way the connector ferrule (the tiny ceramic structure that holds the fiber) is polished. In simple words, they are end-face configurations that are present in numerous connector types. As the names suggest, all the polishing

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FIBER OPTIC FUNDAMENTALS - INSTALLATION BEST PRACTICES PART ONE

FIBER OPTIC FUNDAMENTALS - INSTALLATION BEST PRACTICES PART ONE

HERE STARTS OUR SERIES ON THE BEST PRACTICES FOR INSTALLING FIBER OPTIC CABLE. BELOW ARE SEVEN FACTORS THAT WE RECOMMEND FOR SAFE AND EFFECTIVE INSTALLATION. MINIMUM BEND RADIUS The most important factor in optical fiber cable installation is maintaining the cable's minimum bend radius. Bending the fiber cable tighter than the minimum bend rad

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Grounding and Bonding within a Telecommunications System

Grounding and Bonding within a Telecommunications System

Grounding and bonding is an essential practice within a traditional electrical installation, and it is also required within a telecommunication network system. Telecommunications grounding and bonding is not a replacement for the requirements within the National Electrical Code (NEC), but is an additional installation specifically for the telecommu

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DINTEK ezi-PLUG RJ45 Pass Through Connection

DINTEK ezi-PLUG RJ45 Pass Through Connection

DINTEK's ezi-PLUGTM pass through termination combines the performance advantage of DINTEK design with a design which allows the terminations of RJ45 Plugs to Cat6 & Cat5e cables quicker, more accurate with reduced Near End Cross Talk at the plug. As installers, we all have to make direct connections onto RJ45 plugs. Whether it is making a patch

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GITEX Technology Week 2018

GITEX Technology Week 2018

​​From the 14th-18th of October, DINTEK presented at the annual GITEX Technology Week in Dubai, where an estimated 150K members of the tech community from around the world were in attendance. From startups to conglomerates, the full tech spectrum was on show demonstrating how technology has advanced for the industry and to discover what the future

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BICSI Australia Conference & Exhibition

BICSI Australia Conference & Exhibition

The BICSI South Pacific Conference was held in Brisbane last week, and DINTEK were pleased to be a part of this important industry event for the third time. The BICSI 'Stay Ahead of Transition' Conference is where New Zealand's ICT industry come together to learn about the migration and trends, and to see the latest products and services on ex

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802.3bt 100w PoE - Its benefits and implications for cabling

802.3bt 100w PoE - Its benefits and implications for cabling

As Power over Ethernet (PoE) continues to grow in popularity, so does the demand for applications with higher power. The introduction of the new PoE standard IEEE 802.3bt, meets this demand by doubling or perhaps as much as tripling the amount of power delivered to the end device. The previous standard enabled power transmission over just two pairs

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LSZH Cable - why do we install it?

LSZH Cable - why do we install it?

If you have concerns on why we have to run LSZH cables in some special networking cabling environments, in this article we'll explain a little about what halogens are, what's the difference between PVC and LSZH cable and why we have to run the low smoke halogen free cable. What are halogens? A halogen is a nonmetallic element, such as fluorine

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What is ETL Verification

What is ETL Verification

DINTEK Electronic limited is currently updating its ETL verification certificates for some of its Cat5e, Cat6 & Cat6A products.Enter heading here... So we thought we might take the time to explain what is third party testing, Why do we use it, and what are the benefits of using product which bears the mark of a third party testing entity.1. Wha

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What is RoHS-6 Compliance

What is RoHS-6 Compliance

What is RoHS?​ RoHS is the acronym for Restriction of Hazardous Substances.  RoHS, also known as Directive 2002/95/EC, originated in the European Union and restricts the use of specific hazardous materials found in electrical and electronic products. Directive 2002/95/EC covers the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in elec

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Secutech Trade Show 2018

Secutech Trade Show 2018

Another year at the Secutech Security Trade Show in Taipei has come and gone. It has been a busy few days and DINTEK was visited by many interested visitors.  Our thanks go out to everyone who came to visit our booth during the three days at Secutech. We look forward to catching up with you again in the near future. Date ​​25th till 27th April

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Which is better, Component level products or Channel level products?

Which is better, Component level products or Channel level products?

w​hen it comes to installing data cabling products an installer has a choice of whether to use two different product types. They could either use component level or Channel level products for their installation.But is one better than the other ? In this article we discuss the differences between the two product distinctions. Definition First it is

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MPO Patch Cords OS2 (With MTX Connector)

MPO Patch Cords OS2 (With MTX Connector)

DINTEK Light-LINKSTM MPO Patch Cords s create an ideal route for information within the main distribution area (MDA) and zone distribution areas of the Data Centre. With high performance and ingrained simplicity our Light-LINKSTM low-loss MPO Trunks are the foundation of simpler, faster and superior pre-terminated fiber connectivity solutions suppo

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MPO - MPO Trunk Cables Including New Pull Tab

MPO - MPO Trunk Cables Including New Pull Tab

 DINTEK Light-LINKSTM MPO trunk cables create an ideal route for information within the main distribution area (MDA) and zone distribution areas of the Data Centre. With high performance and ingrained simplicity our Light-LINKSTM low-loss MPO Trunks are the foundation of simpler, faster and superior pre-terminated fiber connectivity solutions

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TECHBENCH Wins International Gold Award

TECHBENCH Wins International Gold Award

The third annual Cabling Innovators Awards presentation ceremony was held Monday, September 25, 2017 as part of the BICSI Fall Conference and Exhibition. In total 45 awards were distributed.The program was initiated in 2015 to recognize innovative products and systems as well as their uses and applications. The Cabling Innovators Awards program is

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EZI-LOCK Secure Boot Solution For Patch Cords

EZI-LOCK Secure Boot Solution For Patch Cords

The DINTEK RJ45 ezi-LOCKTM locking solution for RJ45 plugs is the ideal solution for protecting your vital link from being accidentally disconnected or knocked out while re-patching works are being carried out. The DINTEK RJ45 ezi-LOCKTM locking solution consists of the strain relief boot and individual locking pin, making the boots suitable for st

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ezi-Fiber Quick Assembly LC Connectors

ezi-Fiber Quick Assembly LC Connectors

DINTEK's ezi-FIBERTM Mechanical LC Connectors provide an inexpensive, & efficient toolless alternative to terminating fibers without the need for a fusion splicer.ezi-FIBERTM LC Connectors use V-groove technology, to align the fibers together and maintain physical contact between the fibers. No assembly tool is required to ensure the fibers are

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