Webcasts of fiber optic technology, network testing & equipment: Lightwave Online

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Upcoming Webcasts

Lightwave Live: SDN & Test, Serial 100G

Date 02/25/2015 Overview

The first Lightwave Live webcast of 2015 sees Editorial Director Stephen Hardy taking a deeper dive into a pair of articles he's written for the January/February 2015 issue. First, he looks at how the evolution toward transport software-defined networks (SDN) will affect test and measurement requirements as well as the test instruments themselves. He explore how one tests a virtual function, as well as whether we can expect to see "white box" test instruments. Next, Stephen will describe the current debate raging within the 400 Gigabit Ethernet Task Force regarding whether serial 100G technology is mature enough to be included in the standard. The outcome of this debate will affect several Ethernet specs beyond 400G.

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Education in Fiber Optics

Date 02/18/2015 Overview

Anyone who works in the fields related to optical communications has developed both their knowledge and their skills in order to be more productive in their job.  This session addresses the role of education and training in the fiber optics industry and what to look for when selecting a training program.

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Equipment Design Trends for 2015

Date 02/11/2015 Overview

Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy will review these optical network requirements and what they mean for designers of optical communications technology. He will then discuss how developers at the component, subsystem, and system level have begun to respond to these requests, and predicts what optical communications design trends the industry is likely to see in 2015. As part of this discussion, he'll also highlight what he believes will be the main topics of conversation at OFC/NFOEC 2015 in Los Angeles.

This event is sponsored by JDSU.

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Troubleshooting Fiber Optic Links

Live on 01/21/2015 Overview

Troubleshooting fiber-optic systems should be performed in logical steps. This session will show you a logical sequence to follow in order to effectively locate and resolve problems in both proactive and reactive restorations, including key elements and equipment. The content shows the common OTDR signatures that indicate breaks or mechanical stresses, which help to quickly determine the location of a fault. Examples will be given for initial acceptance testing, span testing, splice transit, and receive optical power levels, along with a discussion of the role that proper documentation plays in any successful maintenance and restoration plan.

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Carrier Network Trends for 2015

Live on 01/14/2015 Overview

The next 12 months promise significant changes to carrier priorities in the core, metro, access, and submarine segments. Join Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy as he details his picks for the hot technologies and application trends for carrier networks in 2015.

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Understanding and Explaining Single-mode Fibers

Live on 12/17/2014 Overview

First envisioned by Charles Kao in 1965, single-mode fibers took almost two decades to fully implement. Today, many types of single-mode fibers, each with its own unique attributes, interconnect homes and business around the world, helping us to communicate more effective. This session, presented by The Light Brigade, will familiarize the attendee with the evolution of single-mode fibers and the various types that are commonly used to provide the bandwidth that fuels our communications society.

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Test and Measurement Trends for 2015

Live on 12/09/2014 Overview

Join Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy as he offers his predictions for what to expect in  optical test and measurement in 2015. Our in-house expert will examine emerging requirements in the lab as well as in the field. Rising bandwidth requirements and calls for lower costs have test equipment vendors scrambling. Use the information from this webcast to help plan your test and measurement strategies and purchasing planning.

This event sponsored by JDSU.

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Lightwave Live: Where Optical Technology is Heading

Live on 12/03/2014 Overview

In this edition of our Lightwave Live series, Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy uses a pair of articles from the September/October 2014 issue of Lightwave to discuss how enterprise and data center network managers can maximize the reach of their fiber-optic networks. He'll also discuss strategies for using optical cables to help power equipment attached to the network, including the use of Power over Ethernet.

This presentation sponsored by AFL and JDSU.

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Understanding Multimode Fiber Bandwidth

Live on 11/19/2014 Overview

Due to the low cost of VCSEL light sources, the integration and use of multimode fibers for the transport of data, voice, audio, and video signals will continue to see tremendous growth in high-quality systems. This webinar, presented by The Light Brigade, focuses on the bandwidth requirements of various signal formats and provides an understanding of the fiber’s capabilities and limitations.

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Subsea Bandwidth On-Demand: SDN for International Networks

Live on 11/18/2014 Overview

The cloud is having a significant impact on many industries. We live in an application-centric and cloud-centric world, where telecommunications capacity is increasingly content-driven, and service providers - including submarine cable operators - need to adapt to survive.

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