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BS EN standards for premises cabling

COFI, Public, Standards
BS EN 50173 and BS EN 50174 series standards and links to where to purchase the standards online
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Fibre optic cable preparation

Fibre optic cable preparation tools

COFI, Equipment, Public
What tools do you need to prepare fibre optic cable? Cable preparation is the most important practical skill to master in fibre optics. Proper fibre optic cable preparation is essential for achieving good quality splicing and termination.
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Fibre optic cleaving

Fibre optic cleaving tools

COFI, Equipment, Public

What is a fibre optic cleaver? In order to achieve good results when splicing fibres together, whether using fusion splicing or mechanical splices, it is…

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fibre optic test data cloud software

Cloud based data management

CFCE, CONA, Public, Software, Testing

Most test equipment vendors now offer some form of 'cloud service' that can be used for the management of fibre optic test data. These systems allow…

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PMD and CD testing

Fibre characterisation systems

Equipment, Public, Testing

A test platform with full fibre characterisation capabilities should enable you to inspect fibre optic connectors & carry out ILM, ORL, bi-directional OTDR, chromatic dispersion,…

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Fibre optic connector inspection probes

Fibre optic connector inspection probes

Equipment, CFCE, COFI, CONA, Public, Testing

What is a fibre optic inspection probe & which one do you need? A fibre optic connector inspection probe is used to inspect connector end…

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Fibre optic connector inspection software

Fibre optic connector inspection software

Software, CFCE, COFI, CONA, Public, Testing

Automated fibre optic connector inspection image analysis software is available, from the major test equipment manufacturers. This software is designed to analyse connector end faces…

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Fibre optic cables

Fibre optic cable

Products, COFI, Components, CONA, CSP, Public

What is a fibre optic cable? A fibre optic cable is essentially suitable packaging for one or many optical fibres, to enable the fibres to…

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Fusions splice machines

Fusion splice machines

COFI, Equipment, Public

What is a fusion splice machine? A fusion splice machine is used to join optical fibres together to achieve a low loss connection. Fusion splicers…

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Light Source and Power Meter

Light source and power meters

COFI, Equipment, Public, Testing

What are a light source and power meter used for? A light source and a power meter are required to perform the most important measurement…

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What is an OTDR?

OTDRs

Equipment, CFCE, COFI, Public, Testing

An OTDR or Optical Time Domain Reflectometer is the most powerful piece of fibre optic test equipment for assuring the overall quality of a fibre…

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Fibre optic splice closures

Splice closures

Products, Public

A splice closure is used where externals cables are jointed together. A splice closure typically consists of a waterproof enclosure with a number of sealable…

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Standards bodies

Standards, CFCE, CONA, CONE, Public

Standards allow different systems to communicate with each other and different parts of a system or subsystem to interact with each other in a well-defined…

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OTDR software for trace processing

OTDR trace viewing & processing

CFCE, CONA, Public, Software, Testing

How do you analyse an OTDR trace? There are many OTDR software packages which complement the use of OTDRs in the field. These software packages…

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standards for fibre optics

Why are standards for fibre optics important?

Public, Standards

OTT training always has a focus on standards, but why are standards for fibre optics important? Join Richard Ednay of OTT as he transports you…

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