In This Issue:2ft Blue CAT8 Ethernet Cable, S/FTP, 40Gbs, 2GHz, Easyboot | Understanding Polarity for MPO | News to Start Your Day
Any runners out there? Today is your day – it’s National Running Day! Whether running is a daily regiment or you’re someone who gets in a run where you can, we hope today you will take a moment to enjoy it! Remember that whatever this distance, the celebration is about placing one foot in front of the other and setting a pace.
The CK Daily – The Value in Actual Conversations
Happy Wednesday CK Fam!!
A short week can be a little hectic but grateful for what the long weekend signified, as Rebecca mentioned in yesterday’s message.
Our family gets together at our family cemetery, and we do a big fish fry. We all catch up on each other’s lives and meet new friends and extended family members. We also do a yearly softball game that brings out the best and worst of our distant cousins, haha!
The best part though? No one is face down in their phones for any noticeable amount of time. I brought this up in May, but I received a reply from a subscriber and I wanted to share some practices to make the most of your time with family members, even in the immediate household.
She shared that they do a “No Tech at the Table” – which is for the duration of dinner, they sit, eat, and converse with one another to catch up on life and the happenings of the day. The coolest part? These kids are now 20 & 21 years old. They could easily ignore their parent’s wishes, but setting a good precedent and encouraging real conversation is so valuable in a “Together” but “Alone” society.
If you haven’t seen the “Social Dilemma” on Netflix, it really sheds some light on the issues with social media and accessibility.
Embrace the menial moments with your family and friends. They are limited.
Thanks for tuning in – have a great one!
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Understanding Polarity for MPO – CK Learning Center
High-end fiber optics are important to modern networking, but they’re a lot more complicated than some of their older counterparts. If you need the power of fiber, you might be looking into MPO systems. They can hit some of the highest speeds on the market today, but utilizing them requires knowledge. One key piece of knowledge that can help with MPO systems is polarity. Without this knowledge, you won’t get a connection across any of your lines.
What is MPO?
Multi-fiber push on cables are pre-terminated cables that are designed for very high bandwidth. They start at 12-fiber cables that communicate at 10 Gbps. More advanced MPO cables utilize 24-fiber design and can achieve 40/100 Gbps connections. MPO cables are designed for plug and play, they are compact and they are extremely common in data centers. The massive increase in internet capacity over the last decade has involved the use of MPO systems all over the place.
What is Polarity?
When it comes to using MPO systems, an issue of polarity arises. Generally speaking, polarity refers to the direction of flow. If you think about magnets, the polarity of the magnet tells you which way the field flows, and that tells you the direction of attraction or repulsion you would get with another magnet. It also determines the direction of an induced electric current, but let’s not wander too far into the weeds.
In fiber optics, polarity refers to the flow of information. In a simple duplex system, information flows from a transmitter (TX) to a receiver (Rx). Since a duplex system has fiber pairs, there are two possible ways to line up the Tx and Rx pair. Only one will work. The standard is that the A strand of one side needs to align with the B strand of the other side. If you match A-A, then no communication occurs. This is the basic idea of fiber polarity.
When you’re utilizing 12- or 24-strand MPO systems, polarity gets a lot more common. That’s why we refer to a standardized methodology to assure proper polarity.
Want to keep reading? You can find the full article from the CK Learning Center here.
Today’s News to Start Your Day:
- As of this morning, in the US, active COVID cases are on a decline and are reported at 5,585,384.
- A herd of 15 wild elephants was approaching the city of Kunming, the capital of southwest China’s Yunnan province, on Wednesday, defying attempts to redirect them after a journey of several hundred miles from forests to the south. The elephants have trekked for about 300 miles along highways and through fields of crops over the past months.
- Work stopped at several U.S. meat processing plants after the world’s largest meat producer was hit with a major cyberattack. The Brazil-based JBS was forced to cease cattle-slaughtering operations at 13 of its meat processing plants in the U.S.
- Amazon’s annual mega-sale event Prime Day is coming up on June 21 and 22! Check out the 14 best early Amazon Prime Day Deals here.
- Krispy Kreme filed to go public yesterday under the ticker symbol DNUT. This is quite the comeback considering the 83-year-old chain first went public in 2000, and filed for bankruptcy just five years later. Following being battered and fried, Krispy Kreme was picked up by European investment firm JAB Holdings and glazed back to perfection.