Know Your Fiber Link Budget

With data centers migrating to 40G, 100G, 200G and even 400G, fiber link performance becomes more significant than ever before. A dead fiber link causes system downtime, which costs your organization revenue, frustrates users and increases total cost of ownership.

Through a stream of blogs, we will explain the basics of fiber link models and power budgets (the amount of loss a data link can tolerate while maintaining proper operation) using multimode fiber and singlemode fiber.

To understand this, it’s vital to start with the basics – which is what we’ll cover here.

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2017 And Digital Buildings

What is a Digital Building?

A digital building is seamless in operation, thanks to its connected infrastructure. Building systems that have stood alone for years using a combination of twisted-pair cabling, AC power and video cable – voice, data, wireless, lighting, security, AV, etc. – can now be networked together using one common infrastructure. All of these devices, which use Internet protocol (IP) to send and receive data via the network, converge under one umbrella for cost savings, easier maintenance and better building control.

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4 Ways to Reinforce Your Network with Digital Infrastructure

We have proclaimed 2017 to be “the year of the digital building.” A digital building operates its network to connect previously standalone building systems together using one common, connected digital infrastructure. Through Internet protocol (IP), these devices can send and receive data via the network.

Can we support this ubiquitous LAN (a phrase we coined in 2016 to describe bringing traditionally separate, standalone building systems together under one network) with our digital infrastructure? We’ve mentioned before that your digital infrastructure will make or break your network. The best, most high-performing building systems designed to connect via IP and transmit/receive data won’t do you any good if your digital infrastructure can not provide reliable uptime and fast speeds for data sharing and consumption.

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B2B Ecommerce Platform

JAYCOR  supports Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) by supplying automation connectivity products, services and solutions to businesses across Sub-Saharan Africa. Mission critical components are required for automated factories, transport hubs, smart grids and industrial network infrastructure of all kinds. Physical access and procurement of these products is essential to minimizing downtime and maximizing profitability.

For end-users, finding the right product for their application can often be challenging. To overcome these challenges, JAYCOR developed a smart B2B e-commerce platform to assist our customers, their engineers, technicians and buying departments in finding the right products quickly and easily. The e-commerce platform is incredibly dynamic and functional; searching through thousands of products is quick and easy. Check real-time stock availability, pricing, production due dates and place orders and even generate quotes online. The platform supports both desktops, tablets and mobile devices for quick-access, on the go, anywhere, day or night.

1. Dynamic search filters – Find what you need, fast

Search by main or sub-categories and in granular detail

2. Access Real-time product info:

• Pricing

• Availability

• Stock due dates

3. Wish list – your own personal catalogue:

• Save products to your personal wishlist

4. Payment methods for B2B and B2C customers:

• On account
• EFT or Credit Card

5. Quote generator:

• Add your required items and quantity to cart and generate PDF quote.

6. Online Agents:

• Chat with sales agents online by Instant Message


Supporting Industry 4.0 and the IIoT is pivotal to the development and maintenance of new industrial network infrastructure. The smart e-commerce platform provides end-users with clarity and control – 24hour access to products and real-time stock and price info and the ability to self-procure.

JAYCOR has a vast network of products and brands with tens of thousands of products in our portfolio. The smart e-commerce platform currently has over 2,500 products with many are added regularly.

JAYCOR Automation Connectivity Solutions

Your Single-Source End-to-End Industrial Connectivity Solutions Provider

The Quickest Connections Worldwide

The Belden portfolio extends from a comprehensive range of cables and connectors, through rugged Ethernet switches, to routers and firewalls – all harmonized to work seamlessly together. With that portfolio we can meet the exacting requirements of our customers, who demand robust, high-quality products for use under extremely challenging conditions.

With top-quality products from the Belden, Hirschmann™ and Lumberg Automation™ brands, backed by professional service and support, we provide you with the best possible complete solution in automation, whether for monitoring passenger flow, for traffic surveillance in tunnels, for networks at airports, on ships, or for on-board entertainment systems.

 JAYCOR Automation Connectivity Solutions


Smart Factories and Automation

Representing the fourth industrial revolution, Industry 4.0 is a collective term embracing several automation, data exchange and manufacturing technologies. These technologies coalesce under Cyber-Physical Systems, the Internet of Things and the Internet of Services.

6 Design Principles

1. Interoperability

The ability of cyber-physical systems (i.e. workpiece carriers, assembly stations and products), humans and Smart Factories to connect and communicate with each other via the Internet of Things and the Internet of Services.

2. Virtualization

A virtual copy of the Smart Factory which is created by linking sensor data (from monitoring physical processes) with virtual plant models and simulation models.

3. Decentralization

The ability of cyber-physical systems within Smart factories to make decisions on their own.

4. Real-Time Capability

The capability to collect and analyze data and provide the derived insights immediately.

5. Service Orientation

Offering of services (of cyber-physical systems, humans or Smart Factories) via the Internet of Services.

6. Modularity

Flexible adaptation of Smart Factories to changing requirements by replacing or expanding individual modules.

IIoT (Industrial Internet Of Things)

Over the past three decades JAYCOR has witnessed globalization and the enormous step-change in the evolution of technology and the impact it has had on businesses and consumers. And within that change, connecting technology has provided the essential pillars to support an interconnected world, through the Internet of Things (IoT) and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).Today’s cabling and connector technologies are pivotal to the advancements of big data, renewable energy, automation and the many other mission critical technologies that shape our present and future.

 JAYCOR Automation Connectivity Solutions

The Advantages of High-Quality, Low-Loss Fiber Connectivity

Data centers and LANs are migrating effortlessly from 10G to 40G and 100G Ethernet to provide scalability and accommodate more bandwidth as future applications become reality; meanwhile, the imminent deployment requirements of next-generation 200G and 400G Ethernet speeds are already in range, mainly driven by cloud data centers and the wireless 5G ecosystem.

In previous blogs, we’ve discussed the differences between singlemode and multimode transceivers, and the differences between “fiber link budget” and “channel insertion loss” as they relate to this migration. When it comes to actual deployment, however, it’s crucial to note that a high-quality, low-loss fiber solution makes all the difference when it comes to reducing risk, avoiding performance errors and minimizing total cost of ownership.

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