Launch Cables, Part 1 offers a historical perspective on the need for and proper use of launch cables in OTDR testing. Part 2 (next month) will discuss specific testing situations.
No matter what you purchase these days, manufacturers include product registration cards. Even inexpensive consumer products like Bluetooth head phones and toasters come with product registration cards. The volume of these we see with everyday purchases can drive one to a cynical viewpoint – All they want is to collect…
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.