CommScope partners with Fluke Networks for optical fibre certification
CommScope, a global vendor in infrastructure solutions for communications networks, has partnered with Fluke Networks, a global vendor in cable certification, to help ensure optimum fibre optic cabling performance. CommScope’s exclusive Systimax link loss calculator will now be incorporated in Fluke Networks’ CertiFiber Pro Optical Loss Test Set part of the company’s Versiv Cabling Certification System and the company’s LinkWare Live cloud service. This marks a transformational change in the certification of ultra-low-loss single-mode and high bandwidth multi-mode fibre optic network projects in data centers.
The Systimax calculator available to CommScope partners on mycommscope.com is a tool that accurately computes total link loss performance for Systimax low and ultra-low loss systems. The proprietary test requirements set performance targets that greatly exceed the industry standards, providing superior support for high speed data network applications and architectures.
The integration of the Systimax link loss calculator with Fluke Network’s Versiv provides automated performance for warranty certification for both singlemode and multimode fibre systems.
“Our research has shown that eliminating errors in the certification process leads to significant savings for cabling contractors,” said Eric Conley, Vice President and General Manager of Fluke Networks. “By building the calculator into Versiv and LinkWare Live, customers can reduce complexity and ensure that certification is done right the first time.”
“We are pleased with this partnership that we know will serve our customers well into the future,” said John Schmidt, Vice President of Engineering at CommScope. “Not only will installers have the most complete, CommScope-approved solutions for certification, they can be sure that their infrastructure will perform to the highest standards required for cloud, hyperscale or enterprise application and architecture needs today and in the future.”
The CertiFiber Pro improves efficiency of fibre optic certification, simplifying set-up, eliminating errors and speeding up troubleshooting – and features a three second two-fibre, two-wavelength test. Its modular design also supports optical time-domain reflectometry, fibre end-face inspection and copper certification modules. Fluke Networks’ LinkWare Live cloud service allows project managers to configure and track multiple testers and projects from their office, saving time and further reducing the chance of setup errors. With over eight million test results uploaded to date, LinkWare Live is the leading cloud service for cable certification projects.
CommScope helps design, build and manage wired and wireless networks around the world. Fluke Networks is a vendor in certification, troubleshooting, and installation tools for professionals who install and maintain critical network cabling infrastructure.