Presented in conjunction with
1394 DevCon 2000

June 20-22, 2000 at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose.

Users and suppliers can benefit from each conference and exhibit.
Official Support

POF World

Tutorials - Monday, June 19
9 am – 5pm

Tutorial #1 -
POF Industry Overview

June19, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

After several years of slow growth, there is a renewed interest in the plastic optical fiber market due to the development of graded index POF. New market opportunities have begun to open up in high-speed LANs, ATM and building wiring. This tutorial will review the latest developments in graded index POF and forecast the potential market opportunities.

  • Introduction
  • Components for POF Links and Networks
  • Markets
  • Cost Trade-offs
  • Standards (TIA, IEEE, ATM
  • Recent Developments in Graded Index
  • POF and Their Significance
  • Data Link and Network Applications
  • Impediments to Market Growth
  • Analysis of Major Players Forum, EIAJ, ITU, JEC)
  • Major POF Activites Worldwide

    Instructor: Paul Polishuk, IGI Consulting

    This course will form the basic background for anyone involved in the design, specification, test, installation, marketing and use of POF for wiring and LANs, including installers, designers and potential manufacturers.

    Tutorial #2 - POF and 1394

    June19, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    One of the most important markets for Plastic Optical Fiber is the interconnection of digital PCs, consumer electronics, and audio-video equipment. The IEEE has developed the 1394 standard which has been approved for speeds up to 400 Mbps and 1394 B is about to be approved for speeds up to 3.2 Gigabits per second. This tutorial will describe 1394, status and standards, applications and role of POF.

    1. Technology

    a. What is 1394?
    b. Characteristics of 1394
    c. 1394 compared to other technologies

    2. Standards

    a. IEEE 1394-1995
    b. IEEE P1394a
    c. IEEE P1394b
    d. IEEE P1394.1
    e. IEC 61883
    f. Open cable
    g. EIA 775
    h. 1394 TA specifications
    i. VESA Home Network
    j. DAVIC
    3. Applications
    a. Audiob. Video
    c. Computer
    d. Home network
    e. Small business network
    f. Automobile
    g. Broadcast studio
    a. Ideal for home networks
    2) Electrical isolation

    4. Role of POF

    1) Increased distance
    2) Electrical isolation
    3) EMI (emissions and susceptibility)
    4) Low cost
    5) Quick /easy termination
    b. Future - higher speed, lower loss
    1) Graded index
    2) Better lasers

    Instructor: Colin Whitby-Strevens Zayante Inc.

    Tutorial #3 - ResidentialNetwork Technology
    June19, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    This course provides a concise technical and market overview of the rapidly changing and emerging field of residential networks. It provides a technical overview of existing and emerging home network technologies, infrastructure wiring strategies including the use of fiber in the home, new bandwidth demands and residential gateway issues. The course also covers the quickly changing wide area network service industry and how it is influencing push for residential infrastructure changes.

    • Emerging Revolution in Rtial Networks
  • esidential Infrastructure and Networks
  • Current Activities in RAN Development
  • Infrastructure Wiring Trends
  • Residential Gateways
  • Challenges to the Resident
  • Residential Area Network Requirements
  • Wired Network Technologies
  • PL and RF Technology in the Home
  • Product Interoperability

    Instructor: Grayson Evans, The Training Department

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    Tutorial #4 -
    POF for Signs and Illumination

    June19, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    This tutorial will review all the technical and business applications of using POF for sign and illumination. A wide range of practical applications will be provided.

    • Overview of the advantage of POF for signage and lighting applications
  • Detailed descriptions of project installations for lighting applications
  • Market channels: Areas for future POF sales growth and development
  • Detailed descriptions of project installations for signage applications
  • Specifications: Communicating POF technology to architects, contractors and engineers

    Instructor: Kevin Potucek, Pac Fab and John Audette, Special "T" Lighting

    Tutorial #5 - Designing with POF
    June 19, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    Plastic optical fibers and low cost optoelectronic components have been routinely deployed in numerous short distance system applications as an equal-cost alternative to copper wire. Designers are choosing to embed low-cost fiber-optic solutions in place of copper wire because optical communication links can be used in systems with different ground potentials, and optical datacom links provide improved noise immunity. In addition to improving data integrity fiber-optic communication links are less susceptible to damage from lightning strikes than copper wire when used in harsh industrial, medical and telecom applications. Despite all of these advantages many system designers are not familiar with fiber-optic communication technology, so one of the objectives of this tutorial is to point designers to the proven low-cost plastic optical fiber (POF) data-communication solutions that are described in Agilent's Fiber-Optic Components Cookbook. Additional system design considerations that are not described in the Agilent Cookbook will also be introduced during this tutorial.

    Instructor: Jim Prettyleaf, Agilent

    Tutorial #6 - Infrastructure Cabling
    June 19, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    This course covers both the technical and market issues of home infrastructure cabling, including the current infrastructure cabling industry, products and installation practices, with an emphasis on the role of glass and plastic fiber. The course looks at residential infrastructure requirements driven by the computer, A/V, home automation industries and the most likely cable architecture to meet each requirement. The course also covers the growing residential custom installation industry and its influence on infrastructure wiring.

    • Residential networks and Cabling Requirements
    • State of Infrastructure Wiring
    • Network Installation Requirements and Techniques
    • Network and Wiring Standards
    • Residential Custom Installation Industry
    • Fiber Optic Cable in the Home

    Instructor: Grayson Evans, The Training Department

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