Courses list

Staff Development Video: A Complete Set

Category: Video Training
The complete collection of 14 video training modules.

Staff Development Video: Fiber Optic Active Devices

Category: Components
This video collection examines the wide array of active devices that are available for fiber optic communications systems, as well as related topics such as thermal noise, loss budgets, optical sub-assemblies, component and system analysis and bit error rate testing.

Staff Development Video: Fiber Optic Cable

Category: Components
This video collection focuses on the many types and structures of fiber optic cables used in outside plant, utility and premises applications. Chapters include manufacturing processes, how to prepare the various cables for splicing and termination.

Staff Development Video: Fiber Optic Connectors

Category: Components
This video collection looks at a wide variety of fiber optic connectors and attenuators, terminators, military, and multi-pin connectors. Components are reviewed, as well as attenuation and reflectance specifications, mechanical/environmental requirements, tolerances, bonding, scribing, polishing, cleaning, inspection, and testing.

Staff Development Video: Fiber Optic Passive Devices

Category: Components
This video collection details the theory, manufacture and employment of various passive components and optical sub-assemblies, including an in-depth look at the technology and products used in wide, coarse and dense wavelength division multiplexing. Later chapters discuss the evolution of optical add/drop multiplexing as well as testing and test equipment ..

Staff Development Video: Fiber Optic Patch Panels

Category: Splicing
This video collection 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. Splice trays housed in splice panels, distribution ..

Staff Development Video: Fiber Optic Safety

Category: General Fiber Optics
This video collection serves a primer on the safety elements and concerns of anyone working with fiber optic systems, components, fibers, or installation. The content includes visual safety for optical light sources and amplifiers, physical safety for handling optical fibers and chemicals, on-the job training for those installing optical cables, ..

Staff Development Video: Fiber Optic Splicing

Category: Splicing
The video collection covers PAS, LID and fixed V-groove fusion splicers for ribbon, FTTx and premise applications. Also discussed are the various types and applications for mechanical splicing, such as access for testing fibers and cables, emergency restorations and premises applications. The correct methods of preparing, cleaving, splicing and protecting ..

Staff Development Video: Fiber Optic System Design

Category: Advanced Fiber Optics
This video collection discusses a myriad of design processes from simple point-to-point networks to the more advanced DWDM, ROADM, and FTTH/FTTB systems. Special focus is given to the factors that can degrade signal quality, including attenuation, dispersion (for single-mode fibers), and bandwidth (for multimode fibers). New technologies for 100 Gb/s ..

Staff Development Video: Fiber Optic Test Equipment

Category: Testing
This video collection provides knowledge about the various types of fiber optic test equipment and how they are used in testing a fiber optic link. Multiple types and levels of equipment are included.

Staff Development Video: Fundamentals of Fiber Optics

Category: General Fiber Optics
This video collection is a primer for those involved with optical fibers and fiber optic technology. Learn about attenuation, dispersion, fiber types manufacturing, specialty fibers, applications and a historical overview.

Staff Development Video: High-speed Fiber Optic Systems

Category: Advanced Fiber Optics
This video collection examines how these advanced modulation formats improve spectral efficiency through a variety of techniques such as amplitude modulation, amplitude shift keying, and phase shift keying. In addition, the content highlights constellation diagrams, coherent detection in receivers, optical transport networks, and super channels. Additional chapters focus on the ..

Staff Development Video: Introduction to Fiber Optics

Category: General Fiber Optics
This comprehensive reference tool provides an overview of fiber optics as a whole, including where and how optical fiber is used, its history, the basics of fiber structures, optical theory and terminology. Through the use of vivid animations, graphics, and manufacturing, installation and operation footage, the content examines the components ..

Staff Development Video: OTDR Theory and Operation

Category: Testing
This video collection focuses on the OTDR, including how they function and operate in practical application. Learn how to use it in various testing scenarios including new technologies such as FTTx, PMD, plus conventional LAN and OSP applications.

Staff Development Video: Troubleshooting a Fiber Optic Link

Category: Testing
This video collection addresses how to use fiber optic test equipment to troubleshoot fiber installations during both the acceptance testing and operation phases. Learn how to identify problems, their locations and what equipment and techniques should be applied.