Staff Development Video: Fiber Optic Patch Panels


Fiber and cable management products are protective structures that house and protect splices, connectors, and optical splitters in order to ensure reliable system operation. These products must be properly designed for cable grounding, strain relief, fiber routing and access and should be chosen to best fit the application. However, before the proper type can be selected, one must understand the function and features of each distinct type.

This DVD examines the role that traditional products such as patch panels, enterprise panels, and distribution panels play in fiber networks. In addition, FTTx-specific products such as fiber distribution hubs, fiber access terminals, multiport service terminals, and FTTx splice closures are detailed.

Just as a chain is only as strong as its weakest link, so are the quality and integrity of a fiber-optic system. Only by carefully planning and protecting your system can you keep your optical chain strong.

 

Chapter

Length (minutes)

Introduction

8:43

Patch Panels

13:35

Splice Panels

3:39

Distribution Panels

4:19

Entrance Cabinets

3:15

Premises Panels

8:05

OSP Closures

9:15

FTTx Splice Closures

7:46

Fiber Distribution Hubs

8:28

Fiber Optic Pedestals

8:00

Loose Tube Cable Preparation

20:36

Tight Tube Cable Preparation

9:22