Today’s Topics: Winnebago on Wheel! | Colored Power Cords | What is the difference between OS2, OM1, OM2, OM3, OM4, and OM5? | News to Start Your Day
Meatballs are probably a gift from the heavens – early recipes for meatballs are found in ancient Chinese, Arabic, and Roman texts – and every culture seems to have its own version! What’s your favorite recipe? Let’s all rejoice, today March 9th, in honor of National Meatball Day!
Anyone else a habitual Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! viewer like myself?
If so, you probably saw the Winnebago they were showcasing on Wheel, I believe it will be on there all week, and that is darn near a dream vehicle. Back in 2018, my wife and I took a Camper van (if you don’t know what this refers to, check them out!) around the circumference of Iceland and we fell in love with this type of vehicle. Cozy sleeping arrangements, moveable tabletops, a sink, and a safe place to retreat to at your favorite campsites. My favorite part though? They aren’t intimidating to drive on the mountains, through switchback turns, or in heavy traffic because they are normally your average-sized van/big truck.
Do you have any experience with any sort of vehicle like these? Maybe a DIY version? Would love to hear your experiences.
Looking forward to escaping again,
Product Spotlights & Updates:
Today we will highlight our colored power cords! Colored power cords are a great way to identify and trace power cord runs in nearly any application. Installers, technicians, and managers can easily identify attributes (amperage, voltage redundancy) by a quick visual check and color identification. When power redundancy is required, using colored power cords to identify UPS and PDU origination is instant. Whether the cords are used in a basic or dense installation, these colored cords save time and money. We have a variety of power cords in different colors, lengths, AWGs, and connectors! Our colored power cords are also on sale, so grab them soon!
What is the difference between OS2, OM1, OM2, OM3, OM4, and OM5? – CK Learning Center
What is the difference between OS2, OM1, OM2, OM3, OM4, and OM5?
When it comes to fiber-optic networks, there are a lot of options in how a network is designed. Ultimately, the demands of the network will determine which cable is best for any given job, but you need to have a clear understanding of the different fiber cables in order to make that decision. While the complete list of design differences could fill several books, you can understand the key variations in design in a few minutes. This quick guide will highlight the characteristics of OS2, OM1, OM2, OM3, OM4, and OM5 fiber cables.
OS vs OM Fiber
The first difference to understand is the one that exists between OS and OM cables. The briefest explanation is that OS cables are all the single-mode fiber, and OM cables are multimode fiber. If that provides enough clarity, feel free to skip to the next section.
For those who like more details, there are a few key design differences between the cable types. These differences mostly scale to the single- or multi-mode functionality. OS cables have much thinner cores than their OM counterparts. An OS cable, like OS2, will usually have a 9-micron core while OM cables can be over 100 microns. Additionally, OM cables are designed to work across shorter distances and with less-expensive transmission parts.
OM Fiber Cables
If multimode fiber is the right build for a network, there are still important decisions to make. For the most part, the cables come in five separate designs (named OM1, OM2, OM3, OM4, and OM5 respectively). OM1 might be the older, slower guy on the market, but it is no less common in modern applications. It utilizes a 62.5/125-micron core and is known for its cost efficiency for short runs. The other three designs all work with a 50/125-micron core.
The next major difference is in transmission. OM1 and OM2 both use LED transmitters. These are great for their low cost, but the LED transmitters limit bandwidth. OM1 and OM2 cables hit top speeds of around 1Gbps. OM3, OM4, and OM5 cables utilize laser-optimized multimode (LOMMF) transmission. This is more expensive, but it enables higher bandwidths, and these cables can get speeds up to 10Gbps (OM3), to 40Gbps (OM4), and up to 100Gbps (OM5).
Other, subtler differences can be found among these varying cables, but in terms of application, this is the bulk of the story.
OS Fiber Cables
As for OS cables, they come in OS1 or OS2 builds. OS1 is a bit antiquated. It is designed for distances less than 2km, and it hits a top transmission speed of 10Gbps. For jobs in that range, there are usually OM designs that are more cost-effective. OS2 is the standard for long-range networking. The cables can carry signals up to 200 km, and they can achieve transmission rates in excess of 10Gbps.
The purpose of OS2 fiber cabling is to do work that is best suited by single-mode fiber optics. It’s the easy go-to for long-range, high-speed work.
We like to keep things simple and straight-forward. In almost every case, the best cable will be the one that meets your distance and speed needs at the lowest possible cost.
Still not sure which fiber cable is right for your data center or project? Chat with one of our Fiber Cable experts and they can help you decide and point you in the right direction.
Be sure to check out our new Corning LSZH Fiber cables today.
This article is from the CK Learning Center.
Today’s News to Start Your Day:
- As of this morning, in the US, there are 8,756,390 active COVID cases, 20,449,634 have recovered and there have been 538,628 deaths.
- Chipotle is launching quesadillas nationwide on Thursday as a digital-only menu item. The burrito chain has been testing the items since 2018. Tacos and burrito bowls can be made quickly, but quesadillas need more time for the cheese to melt and the tortilla to turn golden. They knew this would require new cooking equipment and changing up its assembly lines. Chipotle will fill a tortilla with Monterrey Jack cheese and a protein of the customer’s choosing folds it and cooks it in a new custom over. Customers can also choose three salsas or sides to go with it.
- Kind is launching frozen smoothie bowls to appeal to consumers who eat their breakfast at home. The coronavirus pandemic has lifted sales of breakfast staples like cereal and Kind’s granola. Kind’s frozen smoothie bowls are meant to be a healthier alternative to other frozen breakfast items and include at least 7 grams of protein and no more than 9 grams of added sugar.
- The CDC released its first guidance for people who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19. People who are fully immunized can safely visit other vaccinated people indoors without wearing a mask or social distancing. Vaccinated people can visit some unvaccinated people without masks or social distancing as well.
- Target will launch a new food and beverage line in early April. Favorite Day will feature more than 700 products, including premium ice creams and bakery items, oriented around snacking and indulging. Groceries are less profitable than other merchandise that Target sells, but they drive traffic to its stores and websites.
- SpaceX is working on an antenna that will connect vehicles like semi-trucks and RVs to its satellite internet network, CEO Elon Musk stated. Musk clarified that the antenna will not be for “connecting Tesla cars to Starlink.” “This is for aircraft, ships, large trucks & RVs.”