Staff Development Video: Troubleshooting a Fiber Optic Link


Technicians must have the necessary skills, knowledge, and equipment to efficiently troubleshoot the problems that arise during the installation, termination, splicing, and operation of fiber optic links. It is essential to quickly identify these problems and their locations and implement a proper, cost-effective solution.

This DVD focuses on two distinct perspectives: the technician during the installation and testing process, and the maintenance technician who is responsible for the link after the network is operational. Common installation problems are examined, as well as problems that may appear as the network ages. We detail the steps required to isolate and resolve these and keep a fiber network operating in a reliable manner. The background and key features of various types of test and inspection equipment and the roles in which they are used are also discussed.

The DVD closes with a chapter on system related problems that focuses on local area networks, troubleshooting data systems, CATV analog transmission of video signals and telephone companies using digital transmission of voice signals.

 

Chapter

Length (minutes)

Introduction

3:13

Identify, Locate, and Resolve

4:43

Connection Faults

5:24

Span Faults

9:23

Faults at Splice Locations

7:10

Single-mode Acceptance Testing

18:10

Single-mode Troubleshooting

15:00

Multimode Acceptance Testing

9:51

Multimode Troubleshooting

8:19

System Related Problems

8:01