Author: Phil Kamp - Fiber Instrument Sales

  1. Fiber Optic Cable Jacket Removal Tools

    Fiber Optic Cable Jacket Removal Tools Tools of the Fiber Optic Trade Working with fiber optic cables requires you to have a variety of tools in your truck because you never know what type of cable you will be working on. There are many different types of fiber cables available, so there are also a variety of tools that will help make the job of cable preparation easier. Fiber optic Read more...
  2. Fiber Optic Cleavers

    Fiber Optic Cleavers   Types of Fiber Optic Cleavers and Steps to Their Use If you have ever spliced optical fiber then you know what a fiber optic cleaver is. If you are new to fiber, then the mention of a cleaver may be a new concept. In simple terms, a cleaver is used to cut your fiber so you have two ends that will line up and can be welded together using a Read more...
  3. What is Optical Return Loss?

    What is Optical Return Loss?   Optical Return Loss -An Important Test When talking about fiber, Optical Return Loss (ORL) is one of the number one things that is tested. This is the ratio of light that is reflected back to the source of the light over the entire fiber link. This is always measured in dB (decibels) and will typically be a negative number. The closer the Read more...
  4. Types of Optical Time Domain Reflectometers

    Types of Optical Time Domain Reflectometers Different Categories of OTDR's Looking at OTDR's can be confusing to people because there are a wide variety of different types of OTDR's (Optical Time Domain Reflectometer)  to choose from. There are many different applications that will require you to have different functions available on your optical time domain reflectometer Read more...
  5. Armored vs. Non-Armored Fiber Optic Cable

    Armored vs. Non-Armored Fiber Optic Cable Avantages and disadvantages of amored versus non armored cable In this post we will discuss armored and non armored fiber optic cable and the various cable constructions that are offered. I will also talk about the advantages and disadvantages of armored versus non armored cables for these various constructions.Fiber optic cable is offered with Read more...
  6. Placing Fiber Optic Cable - Aerial vs. Underground

    Placing Fiber Optic Cable - Aerial vs. Underground Should you hang it, or bury it? When installing optical fiber cable for a network there are always questions to ask – like should we bury it or hang it? Although I am not an architect, we will try to go over some different scenarios and types of fiber cable that are used in both applications. There are several factors that come in to Read more...
  7. Tight Buffered and Loose Tube Cable Constructions

    Tight Buffered and Loose Tube Cable Constructions The Two Main Types of Fiber Optic Cable There are several aspects of fiber optic cable that need to be considered when choosing the correct type of construction for your project. Not only do you have to think of indoor versus outdoor applications, you also need to think of the physical characteristics that make up the cable. When looking Read more...
  8. Why You Should Invest In Fiber Optic Training

    Why You Should Invest In Fiber Optic Training Training can benefit all levels of technicians Whether you are a seasoned technician or you are a novice to fiber optics, training can benefit all levels of technicians. There are a number of different aspects of training that can assist fiber technicians with the always changing technology, getting credits that are needed to maintain Read more...
  9. How Do I Choose the Right Fiber Interconnect Box?

    How Do I Choose the Right Fiber Interconnect Box?   What to Consider When Choosing  an Interconnect Box When talking about interconnect boxes (also known as enclosures), there are a variety of options that can be used. Often, a common question asked by customers is which box would be best for their application. This is a loaded question that requires some questions and answers to Read more...
  10. Fiber Optic Fusion Splicing – Arc Checking and Maintenance

    Fiber Optic Fusion Splicing – Arc Checking and Maintenance DASHBOARD NET TERMS SALES                 CATALOG         CUSTOMERS           MAGEARRAY EXTENSIONS     ZEMEZ   & Read more...

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