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How To Achieve Effective Management Of Fiber Optic Jumpers?


Fiber optic jumper is an ideal network cabling option, and it is also a weak link in fiber optic network infrastructure. Therefore, in order to achieve a good and reliable network, proper jumper management is necessary.

The importance of fiber jumper management:

When we attend an exhibition, we will see neat jumpers and wiring boards on the display stand. However, in reality, the wiring boards and cables we see are sometimes more like a "rat's nest".

In addition, the jumper system is the lifeline of IT operations, which also means that any improper or excessive pressure on these critical connection paths can have catastrophic results. In addition, improper management of jumpers can also lead to damage and failure of the cables. This can cause data transmission errors and system downtime.

In the past few decades, the network has developed rapidly, and high-density modular patch panels and jumpers have also been developed to meet the needs of network development. Due to the limited space available in wiring closets and equipment, cable managers often overlook this most confusing part of the wiring infrastructure: the jumper management system, which creates a series of problems.

Management tips for fiber jumpers:

Proper Jumper Standard

The first step in using proper jumper management is to choose the right jumper to ensure good network performance. To choose the right fiber optic jumper, you must consider the following three criteria:

1. The jumper type must match the fiber type in the device. For multimode fiber, use only 50/125 and 50/125 patch cords and 62.5 / 125 and 62.5 / 125 patch cords. However, there are several different types of fiber optic jumpers that do not need to be fully matched. For example, you can replace OM2 or OM4 with OM3.

2. Select the appropriate jumper sheath and color, which can avoid the mismatch of jumper to a certain extent.

3. Select the matching connector for the jumper. Choose the connector that matches the patch panel and equipment.

Proper jumper management techniques

Reasonable planning. Before wiring, you must first understand your connection needs and the number of wiring, second is the placement of cables in the cabinet, the next step is to choose the appropriate cable management components to ensure that all jumpers are connected. At the same time, leave enough space for the jumper. The precise connection of jumpers and connectors can also greatly enhance the possibility of a successful installation.

Long-term plan. The demand for high-density networks has increased dramatically in recent years. Therefore, in the first stage of installation, the planning of network formation such as servers should be considered in advance, and reasonable planning will avoid wiring problems to some extent.

Refer to industry standards. Always follow industry guidelines, such as ANSI / TIA and ISO / IEC standards. This will not only ensure a safe, trouble-free installation, but also reduce system downtime and data errors. In addition, industry standards establish and maintain a high level of standards and guidelines for written foundations. A standards-based cabling system will not only provide the best combined capabilities and reliability for today's networks, it will also change future configurations.

Benefits of Fiber Jumper Management:

1. Reduce signal interference-Crosstalk and interference elimination between jumpers will improve system performance.

2. Improved maintenance and service capabilities—Easy access to internal rack components reduces maintenance time and improves safety.

3. Improve cooling performance-The correct placement of jumpers can improve the cooling efficiency of the cabinet and avoid air flow obstruction.

In conclusion:

In short, to achieve good jumper management, we must always achieve the above three points. In addition, we must also improve our own awareness, recognize the importance of jumper management, and achieve long-term planning. Comax Fiber Cable provides a variety of single-mode fiber patch cords and multi-mode fibers such as OM1, OM2, OM3, OM4, etc., with complete models and optional lengths to meet your different needs.