Today’s Topics: Pondering the Ponderables | OM4 40G Fiber | Sanitizer Dispensers | Different Types of Fiber | News to Start Your Day
January 12th is National Pharmacist Day! That is a group of people we can really be grateful for this past year! Thank you to all the Pharmacists out there!
At the beginning of each year, Craig and I try to take some time to ponder the ponderables (as he says). Pondering … life, work, family, faith, community, giving. We take note of things learned from the previous year, think about what we’d like the new year to look like, and we put things into action to achieve our goals.
This year Craig had been asked a question and he turned the question to me: if your debts were all paid, you had $10 million in the bank and 10 years to live, what would you do with your life? I had an immediate big picture kind of answer, but the question has also stuck with me. What are the nuisances of how I would live my life in those circumstances? The unspoken question here is: ok now what? What’s keeping you from living that way today? Certainly we wouldn’t all be able to live immediately as we fully would in a real life scenario like the one I described, but there are almost always ways to take steps towards your dreams and goals, towards your “best life” as they say.
So, I encourage you to take the time to “ponder the ponderables” by picturing a scenario where you’re free from some of life’s big burdens but have an urgency to live now. Life is short. We’re all going to be gone from this earth at some point. How do you want your life to be lived? What legacy do you want to leave behind? And most importantly, what steps can you take right now to make that happen?
Big thoughts for a random Tuesday, right? I hope today is a good one for you, friend.
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Difference between OS2, OM1, OM2, OM3, OM4 & OM5 – CK Learning Center
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 singlemode 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 singlemode 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.
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Today’s News to Start Your Day:
- As of this morning, there are 24,044,055 active cases worldwide, 65,438,460 have recovered and there have been 1,956,174 deaths. In the US, there are 9,076,325 active cases, 13,685,800 have recovered and there have been 385,380 deaths.
- U.S. greenhouse gas emissions dropped more than 10 percent last year due to a “historic shock” to the economy brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, a research firm said Tuesday. The steep decline in emissions was the largest drop in the post World War II era, according to the New York-based Rhodium Group, which said it tracked the pandemic’s energy and emissions implications in real-time.
- The Trump administration will announce sweeping changes to its vaccination rollout on Tuesday, making many more doses of the coronavirus vaccine available and urging states to provide shots to anyone 65 and older.
- Disneyland in California — the Walt Disney theme park closed since the early days of the pandemic in March — will be used as a site to provide Covid vaccinations. It will be operational this week. California late last month became the first state with more than 2 million confirmed coronavirus cases.
- Downloads of privacy-focused messaging apps Signal and Telegram got a boost as users looked for alternatives to Facebook-owned WhatsApp. The surge comes after WhatsApp updated its terms of service agreement that appears to give users little choice to opt out of sharing data with parent company Facebook. Signal claims to have “state-of-the-art end-to-end encryption” as part of its service, which prevents messages from being read by those who are not the intended recipient.
- Frito-Lay said it’s planning three Super Bowl ads next month. The PepsiCo subsidiary will run ads for its ’90s era Doritos “3D Crunch” and for its new “Cheetos Crunch Pop Mix.” The company will also run a portfolio spot running right before kickoff and starring NFL names like Peyton and Eli Manning, Troy Aikman and Deion Sanders.