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Special fibres

CONE

If you are interested in following the progress of some of the more radical fibre…

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MSAs

CONE, Standards

Organisations, usually comprising consortia of component vendors, get together to define the key parameters of…

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Fibre optic cable preparation

Fibre optic cable preparation tools

COFI, Equipment
Cable preparation is the most important practical skill to master in fibre optics.
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Fusions splice machines

Fusion splice machines

COFI, Equipment

What is a fusion splice machine? A fusion splice machine is used to join optical…

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Fibre optic cleaving

Fibre optic cleaving tools

COFI, Equipment

What is a fibre optic cleaver? In order to achieve good results when splicing fibres…

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Fibre optic connector inspection probes

Fibre optic connector inspection probes

CFCE, COFI, CONA, Equipment, Testing

What is a fibre optic inspection probe? A fibre optic connector inspection probe is used…

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OTDRs

CFCE, COFI, Equipment, Testing

An OTDR or Optical Time Domain Reflectometer is the most powerful piece of fibre optic…

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Light Source and Power Meter

Light source and power meters

COFI, Equipment, Testing

What are a light source and power meter used for? A light source and a…

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Fibre optic connector inspection software

Fibre optic connector inspection software

CFCE, COFI, CONA, Software, Testing

Automated fibre optic connector inspection image analysis software is available, from the major test equipment…

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OTDR software for trace processing

OTDR trace viewing & processing

CFCE, CONA, Software, Testing

How do you analyse an OTDR trace? There are many OTDR software packages which complement…

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fibre optic test data cloud software

Cloud based data management

CFCE, CONA, Software, Testing

Most test equipment vendors now offer some form of 'cloud service' that can be used for…

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ISO/IEC Standards for Generic Cabling

CFCE, CONA, CSP, Standards

The ISO/IEC 11801 series are International Standards for generic cabling in different types of premises. They…

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IEC standards for testing, cleaning & inspection

CFCE, CONA, CSP, Standards, Testing

Having clean connectors is essential for accurate test results. Following the IEC standards for testing…

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BS standards

BS EN standards for premises cabling

COFI, Standards
BS EN 50173 and BS EN 50174 series standards and links to where to purchase the standards online
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Ethernet

CONA, CONE, CSP, Standards

Ethernet standards are written and maintained by the IEEE. The IEEE802.3 standard and its amendments…

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Standards bodies

CFCE, CONA, CONE, Standards

Standards allow different systems to communicate with each other and different parts of a system…

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