Staff Development Video: Fiber Optic Cable


Fiber optic cables protect the optical fibers that allow worldwide communications to operate efficiently. Since 1975, cable manufacturers have improved upon designs and materials to offer greater flexibility in cable selection and usage.

This DVD discusses the many types of optical cables and their applications, and takes you on a tour of a cable plant to see how cable is manufactured from the initial fiber acceptance through the final testing prior to shipping.

The content spotlights a variety of cable designs: central and stranded loose buffered cables for the OSP installers; tight buffered distribution, breakout, and cordage cables for premises; ribbon, armored, composite, and indoor/outdoor cable; and OPGW and ADSS cables for utilities. Each cable type is prepared, including end- and mid-entry, fan-out kits, Kellems grips, and specialty hardware. Specifications and other critical details that apply to cable installation and operation are also reviewed.

 

Chapter

Length (minutes)

Introduction

6:17

Cable Applications

11:06

Loose Buffered Cables

7:56

Tight Buffered Cables

7:34

Cable Manufacturing

14:43

Cable Specifications

8:05

Loose Buffered Cable Preparation

20:35

Tight Buffered Cable Preparaion

10:17

OPGW Cables

4:28

OPGW Preparation

7:23

ADSS Cables

6:31