How We’re Launching into the Future of Fiber & Wireless Technologies

May 1, 2014 at 10:00 AM

 

Picture this:

 

You’ve consistently worked hard on keeping up with the latest technologies and standards so that you can be the best in your business.

 

You’re confident in your knowledge and technique.

 

Then you get the call that you’re in. They want you.

 

And you have the opportunity to present this knowledge in front of some really important people……

 

That’s how we feel this month!

 

We’re honored to announce that we’ve been given the chance to present at a technology seminar at the Kennedy Space Center.

 

In the wave of 21st century technology, our sights are set on all that the future holds for our industry and we couldn’t be more proud to be a part of it. On Friday, May 9, 2014, our product managers and wireless application specialists will be presenting wireless application trends and the future of fiber optic communications. For NASA!

 


The Facts on Fiber

 

Our team plans to discuss a variety of fiber optic technology trends and future applications. The first will explain and examine the increasingly relevant crossover between commercial and military grade products.

 

It’s a common misconception that if an organization is qualified as a “government” or “military” entity, it absolutely must use military grade fiber products. This isn’t necessarily the case. What we want to emphasize is that it’s important to analyze all characteristics and factors within the application in order to get the best product match, as well as the best use of one’s money. 

 

For example: a military grade cable might be applicable in a certain outdoor location where large trucks and tanks run over it. But, if each end of that cable runs into a building where it‘s protected, a commercial grade connector or cable assembly could likely be a viable option.

 

It’s also important for us to mention how fiber has evolved. Fiber is no longer just a delicate and expensive cable option. Not only is fiber capable of being used in a rugged application, but it is also an efficient green choice that saves energy. To put this into perspective- one single fiber cable can be run 100 kilometers without a connection break-up or even having to use additional electrical repeater equipment for support along the way.

 

Other fiber optic topics that we’ll discuss are port density, cable weight, and the relatively new MPO connectors. Our hands-on discussion will also focus on how advancements in RF and optical networks will help NASA achieve new design insight. 

 

Lastly, we plan to touch on the topic of security in relation to fiber optics. In the past it was believed that fiber cable was “un-tapable.” However, there is knowledge to prove that fiber actually can be tapped into, so it might be worth considering taking certain safety precautions for the security of the data being passed.

 

 

What about Wireless?

 

In addition to our focus on fiber technology, we will also hold a technical discussion about the next generation Wi-Fi standard, 802.11ac technology. 802.11ac has the ability to support up to eight MIMO spatial streams, with a lot more functionality. Check out our recent post about 802.11ac technology here.

 

In relation to 802.11ac, we will also discuss MIMO technology and using MIMO compliant dual polarity antennas. Our presentation will include the latest in new MIMO wireless technology that provides improved spectral efficiency along with increased link capacity and reliability.  

 

By utilizing multiple antennas you can increase the data throughput and range, compared to a single antenna using the same radio transmit power. Additionally, MIMO antennas improve link reliability and experience less fading than a single antenna system. By transmitting multiple data streams at the same time, wireless capacity is increased.

 

Overall, there's lots of exciting stuff propagating in the world of wireless and fiber optic technology.


What do you foresee in the future?


Don’t Miss Your Chance to See the Hottest Wireless Products

March 20, 2014 at 10:00 AM

 

 

Question: Where can you find over 7,500 technology engineers and buyers, over 350 top manufacturers, and a five-day conference with the most influential industry leaders (all of whom are eager to share their innovations and expertise)?

 

Answer: The International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) on March 26th and 27th. 

 

We believe that IWCE is not only a place to learn from and network with a wide range of industry professionals, but it also provides a chance to see the most innovative wireless technology. It’s an opportunity to discover new technology that could help you do your job more efficiently and effectively.

 

Also, did we mention that it's in Vegas?

 

How could you pass that up. We certainly won't.

 

Plus, the 2014 IWCE Conference will have a packed week filled with special events including panel discussions, workshops, and even courses on the "Foreign-Language track" for all you Spanish speakers out there.

 

We’re looking forward to exhibiting at IWCE since it’s the premiere wireless conference for engineers and installers. IWCE prides itself on being the authoritative annual event for communications technology in the working world. This year our team will showcase many new wireless products including our MIMO and multi-band antennas, which can be used in today’s 802.11ac applications. A few surprise products are also planned to be unveiled....so keep a lookout!

 

Some of the many products L-com will feature at IWCE include:

 
-Dual Polarized MIMO Antennas
-Coaxial and Data line Lightning Protectors
-NEMA Enclosures
-Coaxial RF Cable Assemblies and Connectors
-2.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz Radios and Antennas


Be sure to stop by our Booth #4141 at the Las Vegas Convention Center to meet our wireless experts and see L-com's latest wireless connectivity products.


P.S. 

 

Get your complimentary show pass here!

 

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