Posts tagged as Barlow Communications

Fibre optic cabling certifier

Designed with the installers and operators of enterprise networks in mind, the FiberXpert OTDR 5000 measures, documents and troubleshoots fibre optic networks. The device provides very high resolution with one of the shortest dead zones available for testing multimode and single-mode fibres, thus enabling measurement of very short fibre links. Automatic analysis features simplify the measurement tasks.  […]

AFL receives flexible port OTDR patent

Barlow Communications is pleased to announce that the U.S. Patent Office has granted AFL a patent for optical time domain reflectometer (OTDR) technology. US Patent 8 411 259 covers OTDRs where multiple wavelength-specific test signal generators and detector channels are combined on a single OTDR test port. AFL says the technology enables technicians to determine […]

A top-down approach to managing application delivery

by Jim Metzler Ashton, Metzler & Associates On an ever-increasing basis, the primary components of a company’s key business processes (e.g., sales, customer relationship management, quote-to-cash) are automated. If the applications supporting those key business process¬es are unavailable or underperforming, the company’s key business processes are negatively impacted. This typically results in the company losing […]

Eliminate packet duplication when monitoring networks

When monitoring or troubleshooting a network, it is common practice to span/mirror ports or even install network TAPs to passively monitor the data. However, a common problem is that both the ingress packets and the egress packets are monitored – effectively doubling the amount of traffic on the monitor port, as all packets entering a switch […]

SIP trunk reliability

The introduction of VoIP networks has been slow with many questions being raised regarding the ability of VoIP to deliver acceptable voice quality, but the reality is that VoIP calls can provide a higher level of audio quality. Digital packetisation of voice has proven to be better than analogue. This is because digital packets do […]