Fiber Optic Product Directory

Fiber Optic Product Directory

We can help you determine which product is correct for your use, from fiber optic connectors to fusion splicers to cable. We have the experts to help you complete your job successfully, easily and on time. We have descriptions below with links that can help you. Should you need any additional information please contact us and we will help you.

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An optical time-domain reflectometer (OTDR) may be used for estimating the fiber's length and overall attenuation, including splice and mated-connector losses. It may also be used to locate faults, such as breaks, and to measure optical return loss. To measure the attenuation, it is advisable to test from each end and then average the results.

Fusion splicers are tools that use a controlled electric arc to fuse optical fibers to one another, creating a non-reflective connection from one length of fiber to another. Fibers are aligned by one of two methods: V-groove alignment and core alignment.

The Cheetah SOC™ is the quickest pre-polished factory terminated pigtail to prepare, splice and install.

The FIS Armordillo SOC provides a termination option for 2.0mm and 3.0mm cable. It has a custom extended crimp sleeve that attaches the kevlar to the connector giving pull strength that is second to none.

FIS Bobtail Connectors provide a pre-polished, & ready for field use quick termination style connector for an industry leading value. Bobtail's are ideal for many applications including, but not limited to, local area networks, restoration work, testing applications, and laboratory settings. Reduces field termination time by up to 90% and no special tools required.

Cleaning your fiber first can help you accurately troubleshoot your fiber optic network connection. So many times installers spend extra money and time replacing patch cords and cable runs when a good cleaning would have improved the transmission signal.

A fiber optic cleaver has one and only one function, to cut fiber with great accuracy. A cleave must be clean, smooth and perpendicular. The ends need to mate properly. You must have a precision cleaver to do this. Poor cuts result in reflection and light loss.

Custom fiber optic cable assemblies are used when an off-the-shelf patchcord will not meet the connectivity needs of a project. Legacy connectors, large-core fiber optics and multi-fiber assemblies are typically built to order and so are long and hybrid patchcords.

The majority of fiber optic connectivity needs fall within a range of connector styles and lengths. Used to connect switches, transmitters, receivers and trunk cables, ST, FC, SC and LC patch cables between one meter and ten meters long are typically available. Patch cables are built from bare fiber, PVC tight buffer, Kevlar yarn and a PVC outer jacket.

Attenuators are passive devices that reduce the power of an optical signal. They are commonly used for two main purposes, to test power margins of a network or to match signal strength to acceptable levels for active optical equipment. Attenuation can be induced on the fiber or in the free space between connections.

A fiber optic connector terminates the end of an optical fiber, and enables quicker connection and disconnection than splicing. The connectors mechanically couple and align the cores of fibers so light can pass.

Cabling is an integral component of any fiber optic network. Simplex cable construction consists of bare fiber coated with a PVC tight buffer, surrounded by Kevlar yarn and jacketed together with a PVC outer jacket. Duplex cable is a two-strand cable that functions very much the same way as simplex cable but is particularly good at grouping dedicated transmit and receive fibers together.

FIS Mechanical Splices hold fiber with a self-gripping clamshell design. These unique splices also allow for the optional use of cyanoacrylate adhesive (e.g. Super Glue) to achieve a superior pull strength of 1.5 lbs.

This fusion splice protection sleeve is durable, competitively priced and easy to install on fusion-spliced optical fibers without requiring heat, curing, crimping or gluing. No need to wait for heat ovens that often hold up splicing, or breaking a splice because the heat protection sleeve was not pre-threaded prior to splicing.


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