"Distributed fiber optic sensing techniques offer powerful tools for the monitoring of long, linear assets, such as highways, " reports Gareth Lees, FOSA Technology Committee Chairman.
FOSA released a brief primer entitled Cable Installation Considerations for Fire Detection. The document contains guidance on specific requirements of fire detection in tunnels, large buildings, industrial sites and large equipment.
FOSA released an educational primer to inform the power industry on how to deploy sensing technologies: Cable Installation Considerations for Power Utilities.
Today, the Fiber Broadband Association and RVA, LLC introduced a Broadband Experience Index to give consumers a more comprehensive and reliable methodology for comparing broadband services in real-world applications rather than only measuring broadband based on speeds.
NEC Corporation and Verizon were able to use network infrastructure with existing fiber optic cables already laid in the ground as distributed optical sensors to collect information....first time and longest distance that such sensing data has been collected through an operational telecom network