Siemon Optic Cabling Passes Key Independent Performance Tests
The independent testing was performed across multiple channel configurations that included Siemon MTP-to-MTP cable assemblies in both OM4 and OM3 fiber grades; MTP-to-LC plug and play modules; MTP-to-LC fiber jumpers; LC fiber jumpers and MTP-to-MTP adapter plates. All Siemon product and channel configurations passed their respective insertion and return loss tests, which were performed according to the latest IEC 61280-4-1 Edition 2 and TIA/EIA-455-171A testing standards.
These latest IEC and TIA/EIA testing procedures use new Encircled Flux methods, which limit the negative impact of variable launch conditions on the accuracy of multimode fiber insertion and return loss test results. Encircled flux compliance reduces test variability by up to 75 percent versus the previous test methods, ensuring more accurate results and helping eliminate false pass results that can degrade overall network performance. The more accurate encircled flux methods indicated significant performance margins for all Siemon product tested.
In addition, all Siemon MTP connectors passed IEC 61300-3-30 Ed 1.0 testing for performance critical fiber endface geometry.