Fusion Splicing and Mechanical Splicing – The Difference

Fusion Splicing and Mechanical Splicing – The Difference When it comes to fibre termination, there are two alternatives that can be used. One being Fusion Splicing, and the other being Mechanical Splicing. Like everything else, both these alternatives have their own advantages and disadvantages. Let’s us delve deeper into each of these techniques and gain an understanding regarding which one is better! When compared to mechanical splicing, fusion splicing is fast becoming the preferred option for fiber termination. Functioning Fusion Splicing is a method in which the designated machine aligns the two fibre ends in a precise manner, and subsequently fuses them using an electric arc. Here, the installer ensures a flawless connection. Depending on the need, Fusion Splicing can be performed individually, with just one fibre at a time, as well as on a mass level using as many as 12 fibres per operation. When it comes to Mechanical Splicing, it essentially holds the two fibres together such that the electric current can easily pass through. Here, it is important to note that the splicing is not permanent but temporary in nature. Costing The purchase of fusion splicer tool is a costly affair as against that of a mechanical splicer, [...]

Splicing: How to Properly Fuse Together Fibre Optic Cables

Splicing: How to Properly Fuse Together Fibre Optic Cables Fiber Optic Splicing refers to the process which either joins or holds two fibers together. This fusion may be temporary or permanent in nature. In case a data center is looking forward to deploying a new network or expanding an existing fiber optic network, it is more than imperative to ensure that that the fibers are spliced appropriately. This will help avoid unwanted network disruptions. Splicing is essentially undertaken for two reasons- • Rejoining accidentally broken fiber cables • Fusing two or more cables to form a longer cable Methods of Splicing When it comes to splicing Mechanical Splicing and Fusion Splicing are the most commonly used methods. Since a mechanical splice simply creates a temporary junction between two fires, it can be performed as quickly compared to a fusion splice. However, mechanical splicing is known to result in an increased insertion loss and often proves to be more expensive. It is for this very reason that mechanical splicing is only used in case when a quick restoration is required and not for permanent fixtures. Given the fact that fusion splicing is permanent in nature, and doesn’t involve any significant insertion loss, it […]

Visitor Management System: Smart way to keep away trespassing

Visitor Management System: Smart way to keep away trespassing Visitor management System is an ultra-practical technological product that aims to enhance security in ways that have been proved useful time and again. These basically gather detailed information and record particular usage of facilities by specific visitors and also provide documentation on the whereabouts of a particular visitor. This web based system come is versatile forms like basic and advanced so as to suit the needs of the consumer. Complete satisfaction is guaranteed as these systems help to monitor, manage, record, retrieve information as per requirement of the user. Apart from its basic functions, it also provides the user with detailed reports, analysis and interconnectivity between multiple locations. Visitor management systems focus on the need of the hour and are useful in ways that are based on reality rather than promising seemingly impossible features. The prime concern regarding technology is the level of complication it possesses but VMS comes with training manuals, user manuals, SOP etc. thus, making the user feel comfortable. Visitor management systems have ample benefits to lure the users into using it. For starters, it is user friendly, basic and easy to understand. It fulfills the prime need that is of […]

Fiber Optic – Testing and Maintenance

Fiber Optic – Testing and Maintenance Internet today has bought the world closer than ever. With recent developments in the internet technology, the speed at which the world browses for content has increase. This is possible due to the use of Fiber Optic Cables which are made up of Glass Fiber and carries information in the form of light, a signal converter is used to convert digital data into light and vice versa. Internet connectivity throughout the world is via miles of overland and undersea fiber optic cable networks. These networks need constant maintenance and need to be tested frequently. In case of any type of damage to these cables, the fiber optic cables have to be fused together at the point of damage. This process of fusing a fiber optic cable is called Fusion Splicing. This technique minimizes the loss of signal and maintains the efficiency of the cable to carry data. To perform such splicing one needs to have special equipment like a Fusion Splicing Machine. A splicing machine uses electric arcs to fuse two ends of a fiber optic cable. The point where the cable was spliced has to be protected with a splice protector sleeve which is [...]

Outdoor Surveillance Systems for Safeguarding Premises

Outdoor Surveillance Systems for Safeguarding Premises The success of your business is determined not only by your profits but also by how well you are able to track and protect your assets. In this regard, surveillance and security of your premises are paramount. In this age of sophisticated surveillance equipment, it has become relatively easy to have your own customized ‘digital eye’ watchfully roving over your territory even when you are not around. But how do you choose an ideal surveillance system that suits your business? This is where Pelorus can help. Our state-of-the-art technologies and automated solutions are easily customizable depending on your budget and security needs. We offer a comprehensive package of both products and services when it comes to security surveillance. Some of our security systems for outdoor use include access control system, door interlocking system, fire alarms, HDCVI, IP-based CCTV and public addressing system. How much you want to invest in terms of security depends on the level of safety required and the degree of sophistication that is just right for you. The extent of safety and security required is subjective to a lot of factors such as the kind of business you are undertaking, national regulations, and […]

AuthShield – A Unique Multi Factor Authentication

AuthShield – A Unique Multi Factor Authentication Cyber security breach resulting from hacking and phishing is a huge problem at present. As a result, many consumer brands are clamoring to protect their online assets from unwanted obtrusions by multifactor authentication solutions. The predominant reason why multifactor authentication (MFA) is becoming increasingly popular strategy to mitigate cyber fraud is due to its overall complexity in trying to breach it. The complexity arises from the multiple identity proofs that need to be presented to an authentication device before access can be granted. Simply put, MFA is an authentication system where access to any information is permitted only after at least two separate pieces of evidence is submitted to validate the identity of a single user. The identity proofs involve personal information that only the claimant can know, or a code the user exclusively possesses or a non-replicable identity mark that is unique to user as a person. Some examples of unique identity proofs include PIN numbers, personal questions, finger prints or smart cards with unique identification tags. Commonly used multifactor authentication includes the two-factor authentication (2FA) and the three-factor authentication (3FA). Depending on the sensitivity of the data that needs to be protected […]

Know How a Unified Call Center Solution Can Improve Productivity

Know How a Unified Call Center Solution Can Improve Productivity Any company worth its while needs to set up efficient and robust mechanisms that allow it to communicate with prospective or existing clients smoothly. While email and social media pages offer avenues to customers to get in touch with a company, yet the telephone still remains one of the most popular modes of customer communication, whether for query resolution or complaint registration. The reason telephone calls are so popular in spite of the availability of many alternatives is that it is reassuring to most customers to hear an actual person at the other end, instead of a faceless email id or social media profile. This is fine with most companies till the time the number of customers and calls is within manageable levels. With the increase in business volumes, a company gets a large number of customers. This naturally increases the number of incoming calls to the company. This is linked to the number of call center personnel handling those calls. If the call center strength is not increased accordingly, then it gives rise to the possibility of some calls getting dropped or some customers having to be kept on […]

A Detailed Reference Guide to Fiber Optics and Fusion Splicing

A Detailed Reference Guide to Fiber Optics and Fusion Splicing The technology of guiding light in a particular direction using reflection within elongated wires was first attempted in the 19th century and has come a long way since. With the widespread of telecommunication across the world, the traditional electric cables have given way to the widespread use of optical fiber cables. These cables are manufactured from silica or plastic (instead of the usual copper) into a very thin diameter (with thickness lesser than a human hair). Another difference is that traditional electrical cables transmitted electric currents, whereas fiber optics involves the transmission of light bundles from one end of the wire to the other. The core of an optical fiber is usually made of glass and is surrounded by multiple layers of cladding, of which the first (just after the core) assists in reflecting (bending) of the light without any loss (which is why it is referred to as total internal reflection). Fiber optics have found widespread use in telecommunications, cable television and now for the internet. The primary reason for its popularity is that it can provide high transmission quality with minimal losses. When you are working with optical […]

VHF or UHF Two Way Radio? What Are The Differences?

VHF or UHF Two Way Radio? What Are The Differences? VHF and UHF stand for Very High Frequency and Ultra High Frequency respectively, and both refer to radio frequencies. Both have their specific uses but several people often use these two terms interchangeably. It is important one understands the difference between UHF radio frequencies and VHF radio frequencies, so that the correct application is selected. Difference between UHF and VHF The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is an agency set up by the United Nations, and it coordinates the services, rates, infrastructure and operations of all telecom service providers across the world. ITU also decides the standard calibrations and nomenclature to be used by telecom service providers and users across the world. ITU mandates that and radio frequencies between 30 MHz and 300 MHz would be referred to as Very High Frequency (VHF), while radio frequencies from 300 MHz to 3 GHz would be labelled Ultra High Frequency (UHF). Let us look at each in a little more detail. A Few Specific Comparisons –> Number of channels : UHF has more available channels/frequencies. –> Physical obstructions : If the radio waves encounter actual physical obstacles like mountains or tall buildings, UHF goes through […]

CDR Data Analysis Software – To analyzing CDRs and Tower Dumps

CDR Data Analysis Software – To analyzing CDRs and Tower Dumps A CDR is a detailed listing of all telephone calls made using a particular network. It stands for Call Detail Record, and could be created for a particular number or an area or a particular telecom tower. Typical CDR file would contain calling numbers, called numbers, date and time of calls, durations of those calls and tower information etc., but this list is not exhaustive. Depending on specific needs, a CDR could have many more elements. Depending on the agency using CDR, it can serve many kinds of purposes. The CDR analysis of all the details in the report can provide the results that are sought. Let us look at a few ways in which CDR is used : Revenue Patterns : When a telecom service provider looks at a CDR, the primary focus is to understand the billing trends of a particular tower or even of an individual subscriber. This analysis helps telecom companies to flag off sudden drops in revenue from a particular source, and take necessary corrective action. Telecom companies use CDR analysis software to help pinpoint peaks and troughs which can help them while devising tariff plans or special promotions. […]