During the installation of OPTOSLIM TAPs with LC connectors, RX and TX often get interchanged which implies that even though the TAP works, the links do not work. With the new label, the installation team would get a visual view of how the connection should be made. In addition to this, the new label includes the insertion loss values. These values help to estimate the impact from the TAP to the link and have to be checked during the installation. The insertion loss of components deployed in optical networks determines the network’s power budget calculation. It is the most critical parameter of every component. Thus it is verified for each component. The table of insertion loss which is included on the label would make it easier for the engineers to check the insertion loss.
“We introduced the new label to make our product more customer friendly. The update is driven by customer feedback and is part of Cubro’s commitment to deliver its products with the convenient and easy installation. Cubro has a strong knowledge base, and we want to share our expertise with our customers by including all the details attached to the product”, says Gabriel Guriencu, CTO-Hardware Development.
Most TAP failures are due to improper cabling. Therefore, when connecting TAPs, it is crucial to use new cabling and properly clean all connections. Several times the TAPs do not work because of incorrect installation. With our new label, the user can appropriately verify the wiring diagrams to ensure the proper cables are plugged into each port.
About Cubro Optical TAPs
The Cubro Optical TAPs maintain a permanent passive connection for monitoring purposes without introducing a potential point of failure or disturbing other network connections. Cubro passive optical TAPs deliver full-duplex monitoring with zero impact on the network. These TAPs provide a simple but powerful way to conduct in-service monitoring of high-speed optical networks such as SDH/SONET/OTN and Ethernet up to 100 Gbit. Cubro optical TAPs are completely traffic transparent and offer 100% throughput. Therefore, Cubro optical TAPs can be used for any optical network application, regardless of the bitrate.