New Products(14)

Sat, 09/30/2006 - 8:00pm

Labeling system

STAMFORD, Conn.–Rhino Professional Labeling Tools, a division of DYMO Corp., has introduced the Rhino 5000, a portable labeling system that is designed to help cable installers and engineering technicians quickly and neatly identify their network infrastructure. The system offers an easy-to-use interface with smear-proof, moisture-resistant labels that stick and stay stuck in a variety of environmental conditions, according to the company. The system also includes an industrial-grade label printer.

The Rhino 5000 features hot keys which allow for fast, one-touch labeling of applications such as creating cable wraps, patch panels, horizontal and vertical labels. Automatic serialization, and port-to-port spacing for patch panels reduces labeling time to a fraction of that of manual, according to the company.


Optical transport testing

QUEBEC CITY, Canada –EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering Inc. has announced optical transport network (OTN) testing functionalities on its Transport Blazer test modules IQS/FTB-8120 and IQS/FTB-8130. The new modules bring to market a compact OTN and next-generation Sonet/SDH test solution.

EXFO's OTN test solution is a new software option that runs on the IQS-500 Intelligent Test System for manufacturing and R&D test applications. It can also be used with the FTB-200 Compact Platform and the FTB-400 Universal Test System to ensure coverage of an array of test and measurement applications, ranging from R&D verification, to field turn-up and troubleshooting. It includes forward error correction generation and analysis as well as support for all OTN layer alarms and errors.


Retrofit tap plates

retrofit tap plates
Antronix’s retrofit tap plates
CRANBURY, N.J.–Antronix has introduced a new line of retrofit tap plates which mate with existing Regal narrow and wide body housings.

The retrofit series tap plates give cable operators the ability to upgrade their existing multi-tap to current digital broadband system standards without re-splicing, according to the company.

The Regal Retrofit Tap Plate features Antronix's patented drop signal conditioning, dubbed E-Option. E-Option plug-ins affect all of the drop ports, while not impacting through loss.

Design difficulties are overcome by equalizing forward and return drop signals with tilt compensation, return path attenuation, or overcoming excessive loss in high tap values for reliable cable modem transmission.



crimp connectors
RF Connectors’ new crimp connectors
SAN DIEGO, Calif.–RF Connectors has added new crimp connectors for the LMR-400 and Belden 9913 cables.

The BNC, RFB-1106-I is designed to perform to a minimum of 4 GHz, and the TNC, RFT-1202-I, to a minimum of 7 GHz, depending on the coaxial cable used in the assembly.

Both connectors feature gold-plated contacts, which can be soldered or crimped, Teflon insulation and nickel-plated brass bodies.


Triple play testing

CALABASAS, Calif.–Ixia has introduced new capabilities for its Optixia hardware platform that almost triple its subscriber emulation scalability. Using the Aptixia IxLoad Triple Play test application, service providers and system vendors can emulate virtual "countries" of Web users, more than 40 million, connecting at the rate of more than 1.5 million users per second; virtual "cities" of voice callers, making more than 60,000 simultaneous calls; and virtual "towns" of video subscribers, receiving more than 30,000 standard definition video streams, according to the company.

A single Optixia chassis populated with the new content processing module (CPM) delivers these results in less than 16 inches of rack space and with only 1,900 watts maximum power draw.

Ixia offers a platform that can simultaneously simulate complete triple play scenarios (video, voice and data) in one integrated solution.



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