Finally! A Way to Test High Speed Data Center Fiber

Thursday, October 18, 2012

MPO fiber trunks are the backbone for 10 Gbps, 40 Gbps and 100 Gbps high-speed data centers – the fastest growing segment in the industry.

In today's market, few MPO fiber trunks are tested in the field, given it takes an average of 6.5 minutes to set up and test each of the 12 fibers in an MPO trunk. With growth rates of 40 Gbps in data centers expected to grow by more than 175 percent by 2016, it's critical for customers to find a better way to make the MPO testing process both easy and cost efficient. That need is compounded by the fact that pre-terminated MPO cables can be damaged or contaminated during transport and installation, and industry best practices dictate that validating performance is a critical step in ensuring data center performance.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • MPO Field Testing Intro
    • What you may encounter in the field
    • What/why field test?
    • Intro to MPO cabling polarity
  • Testing the old way
  • A more efficient way to test MPO cabling

David Schell


David Schell
Principal Engineer – Fluke Networks

David Schell is a Principal Engineer at Fluke Networks, with the responsibility to identify end-user needs and new market opportunities for new optical fiber test and measurement products and services. He incorporates cutting-edge technologies, customer input, and a heavy dose of vision into determining the customer's desired outcomes and then achieving those outcomes with new product innovations. Prior to his present role, he has managed project development teams and was a design engineer. Mr. Schell has a BSEE from the University of Texas in Austin.