Stories About: optical networking

When implementing a new technology, don’t forget this word

When implementing a new technology, don’t forget this word

By Richard Arneson “Change is the only constant.” — Heraclitus, Greek philosopher   Change—it’s a word that’s dreaded by many, feared by most and embraced by few. But even if you fall into the latter, you can’t deny there’s at least some level of trepidation prior to entering the world of the unknown. Change can be…

When good fiber goes bad

When good fiber goes bad

By Richard Arneson Fiber optics brings to mind a number of things, all of them great: speed, reliability, high bandwidth, long distance transmission, immune to electromagnetic interference (EMI), and strength and durability. Fiber optics is comprised of fine glass, which might not sound durable, but flip the words fiber and glass and you’ve got a…