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28th July 2011 | By Universal Networks
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the Universal Network GlossaryWell, Universal Networks have set up a glossary of commonly used cabling and networking terms so you no longer have to waste time pondering over acronyms and other jargon when you could be using your time to do more important things. Have a look at our Glossary. you may find interesting.

Here are some words you may find interesting:

Don’t know your LACP from your LLDP? How about your sFlow from your DiffServ?

Well, Universal Networks have set up a glossary of commonly used cabling and networking terms so you no longer have to waste time pondering over acronyms and other jargon when you could be using your time to do more important things. Have a look at our Glossary

Here are some words you may find interesting:

µm Micrometre or Micron – a measurement denoting one millionth of a metre

Alien Crosstalk or AXT Electromagnetic noise that occurs from different cables in either a group or bundle. Alien Crosstalk reduces the signal-to-noise ratio culminating in a degradation of network performance.

Failover – The capability to switch to a redundant or standby server or network upon server/network failure. This process occurs without human intervention.

Hermaphroditic – Also known as Genderless Connectors, which have simultaneous male and female aspects

Low Smoke/LOSH/LSZH – Low Smoke Zero Halogen. A Low Smoke cable sheath made of compounds that produce little smoke and zero halogen in the event of a fire or other exposure to high heat therefore a harmful, toxic smoke is not emitted

MTP©MPO Multi-Fibre Termination Push On Connector. A high performance MPO connector manufactured by Us Conec. These can contain either 12 fibres or 6 duplex fibres in a connector which is smaller than most duplex connectors that are common today providing savings in rack space.

Pigtail – A short fibre optical cable that has an optical connector on one end and exposed fibre on the other. These are commonly used to splice onto a single fibre in another multi fibre cable to breakout the cable into its fibre components for connection to end equipment.

SFP+ – As SFP but capable of data rate of 10Gbit/s compared to the SFPs 4.25Gbit/s.

VLAN Virtual Local Area Network or Virtual LAN – Configured through software, a party of hosts who have similar sets of requirements communicate as if they belonged to the same broadcast domain, despite the location of the group of hosts

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