The majority of fiber system outages result from localized damage that only extends 3-5 meters on each side. To limit and reduce the downtime of a cut or damaged fiber optic system, having an emergency restoration kit (ERK) on hot standby is imperative.
All modern communications systems are based on fiber optic cable – hair-thin (or thinner) strands of glass that carry information by transmitting pulses of light, which are usually created by lasers. The pulses are turned on and off very, very quickly. A single fiber can carry multiple streams of information…
Our instructors get a lot of questions form students. We thought everyone could learn something by sharing! Here are a few.
Our instructors get a lot of questions from students. We thought everyone could learn something by sharing! Here are a few…
What do flossing your teeth, changing your car’s oil, and cleaning your fiber optic network connections have in common? We know how important it is to do these tasks — but often don’t follow through until something goes wrong! Unfortunately, one of our customers recently learned first-hand just how important…
Fiber optic communication systems consist of more than just a physical fiber optic link. These links begin and end at electro-optic systems that transmit and receive the signals, and may connect through segments of coax and twisted pair cables, microwave, satellite, or radio.