Friday, October 24, 2014

Upcoming Webinar: Understanding Bandwidth Limitations

October 2014 Webinar:

Understanding Bandwidth Limitations

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 @ 3:00 PM EDT

Understanding Bandwidth Limitations

Understanding Bandwidth Limitations

Join us on Wednesday, October 29th, at 3:00pm EDT for our continuing education webinar on understanding Bandwidth Limitations.

How far can I run my fiber? What data rates are possible on my system? Can I turn up my existing plant to 40G? This webinar will address the factors that limit distance and bandwidth in a fiber network.

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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Make No Payments for 3 Months

Through December 31, 2014, Finance Your Order with NO MONEY DOWN!
With no required down payment*, make no payments for three months on fiber optic equipment purchases until 2015. PRESERVE CASH and get the equipment you need quickly and easily today! Call for more details: (877) 529-9114. 

The Best Valued OTDR on the Market - Now, With Even More!
Introducing the testing solution with the biggest bang for your buck. The PRO testing solution is equipped with a VFL, video inspection probe, launch box, cleaning kit and, this OTDR comes with a PM module and LS module built in! >> PRO-5350 OTDR
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AFL Testing Solution Fusion Splicer
The Data Center OTDR
For those working in data centers, this testing solution is the perfect fit. This kit comes equipped with DFS1 Digital FiberScope, launch box and a cleaning kit - everything to get you started on testing today! >> NOYES M310 SM OTDR
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EXFO Testing Solution
Designed for Efficiency 
The FTB-1 modular platform can keep up with your ever-changing testing needs. With a galaxy of modules available and optional software packages, the FTB-1 is your 1-stop testing solution. >> FTB-1 OTDR
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Continuing Education Credits

In conjunction with Marlin Equipment Finance:
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** Prices vary upon equipment selected. $1.00 Buyout purchase option. Credit Approval Required. Rates for businesses with 2 years tenure. Offer valid through 12/31/14. Documentation fee of up to $250 required.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Deadline Extended: Brooklyn, NY Oct 6 - 9


This is your last chance in 2014 for Certified Fiber Optic Training in Brooklyn, New York
Upcoming Dates:
Fiber Optic Installer
October 6 - 9, 2014

 Price: $1,500*

TFS and ETA Certifications**

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Certified Fiber Optic Installer
Fiber Optic Installer (TR-CFI)

Certified Fiber Optic Installer training is designed for those who design, install, or maintain fiber optic systems. Certification identifies you as an installer who demonstrates a practical knowledge of fiber optic theory, codes, standards and practices widely accepted in the telecommunications industry today.

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

September Newsletter: Get 2 free* tickets to a stadium near you when you spend $10,000 at

Now Through 9/30/14, Win 2 Tickets* to a Stadium Near You! 
Through the month of September, we are giving 2 Free* NFL Tickets to every U.S. customer who orders $10,000 or more. Call for more details: (877) 529-9114. Read our complete promotion rules:

PRO-810 Fusion Splicer & PRO-5350 OTDR
The Best Valued Splicer on the Market - Now, With Even More! 
Don't miss out on this amazing deal. This month we have packaged together a PRO-810 Core Alignment Fusion Splicer, 5350 OTDR and a PRO Cleaning Kit. Valued at $16,149, we are going to offer this to you for only $14,999. While quantities last, so hurry and act now! 

Fujikura 70S Fusion Splicer
The World's Fastest Splicer 
The Fujikura 70S is a fully ruggedized, core alignment fusion splicer, providing consistent, low loss, splice performance. The new design streamlines the steps required to complete splices, resulting in greater productivity. “Configurable automation” features allow you to customize the operation of the machine to best suit your particular splicing technique and process.

OFS-950R Ribbon Fusion Splicer
PRO OFS-950R Ribbon Fusion Slicer - Your All-in-One Companion 
The PRO OFS-950R boasts an ergonomic all-in-one design which allows a technician to complete all five splicing operations (stripping, cleaning, cleaving, splicing and sleeving) quickly and conveniently. The compact design also eliminates the need for a large work space and includes all of the prep tools (manual stripper, cleaver and alcohol bottle) right onboard!

FTB-200 Compact Platform
Built for the Supertech 
Testing today’s networks requires a supertech. EXFO understands that technicians need to span various mediums, layers and technologies. With this reality in mind, EXFO designed the FTB-200 Compact Platform for multilayer, multimedium testing. The FTB-200 is the most complete compact platform on the market. Equipped with testing applications covering both fiber-optic and copper mediums, supertechs will find that they need only one tool to complete the most important testing and troubleshooting tasks. 


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Friday, August 29, 2014

Upcoming Webinar: Understanding OTDR Trace Analysis

September 2014 Webinar:

Understanding OTDR Trace Analysis

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 @ 2:00 PM EDT

Understanding OTDR Trace Analysis

Understanding OTDR Trace Analysis

Join us on Wednesday, September 3rd at 2:00pm EDT for our continuing education webinar on understanding OTDR trace analysis. 

The wonderful thing about OTDRs is they show distance to an optical event. In conjunction with well-organized and updated documentation, you can reduce truck rolls by getting as close to the problem as possible. But how do those traces tell us that? In this webinar, The Fiber School's Senior Instructor, Terry Power, will provide you with essential information for understanding OTDR trace analysis. 

To Register for the Webinar: Registration Page

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If you enjoy our webinars, consider signing up for a Membership. For $500.00 a year you will get access to exclusive Members-Only Webinars, How-To videos, Free Certification Renewal, 10% OFF Precision Rated Optics Hand-held Equipment and much more! 

Call 877-529-9114 to become a member today!
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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Emergency Restoration Webinar

Emergency Restoration Webinar

Be Prepared! 

Professional fiber optic engineering and installation will ensure that you have a successful network, but there is nothing you can do when a construction company comes and slices through your fiber, or when Mother Nature throws you a curve-ball, or in the event of a natural disaster — You should always be prepared and have a plan of action in the event of a network outage.

In this video, the Fiber School’s Senior Instructor, Terry Power, will provide you with essential information for effective planning. Topics include identifying the cause of the failure, necessary restoration tools and accurate record keeping and documentation.


Don’t worry if you missed August’s webinar, the video is now available to stream on-demand. Click the image below or go to:

Emergency Restoration – August 7, 2014 

Emergency Restoration Webinar

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Related Links

Newly Revised Training Catalog
Emergency Restoration Course
Emergency Response Kit 

Thursday, November 7, 2013 on Fiber Optics and Railway Safety believes Fiber optics are making railways safer by helping protect commuter and freight trains from accidents.  The specific method which helps transportation organizations accomplish this is when railways install fiber-optic sensors to help protect commuter and freight trains from accidents.  A press release this past September from The Optical Society explains that within just a few years these systems have taken over 10 million measurements in order to prove their effectiveness in detecting "excessive vibrations, mechanical defects or speed and temperature anomalies[1]."  These irregularities can sometimes lead to derailments or similar accidents, and the system is designed to alert train operators to these issues before an anomaly develops into something dangerous.  The sensors are either set into mechanical compartments of the train, or installed on the tracks.
            Hwa-ywa Tang of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University explained that within the seven year trial period, the fiber system detected at least 30 irregular vibrations and potentially prevented several train wrecks.  Because of the fiber-optic sensor system, the rail company is able to save roughly $250,000 each year in railway maintenance.  Tam went on to discuss how this system less than a third of other available systems, as those "typically require data to be integrated from a half dozen different types of monitoring systems.[2]
            Chris LaBonge, President of explains, "The introduction of fiber optics into this application or system has several other advantages.  Since the system facilitates optical detection and communication, the system has no issues with electromagnetic interference such as from power lines, which frequently run parallel to rail lines."  LaBonge goes further to explain how's field services parter company Adtell Integration has worked with organization like the Metropolitan Transit Authority or MTA  based in New York City on the installation and fiber characterization testing of fiber optic lines which parrellel most of their system.  He feels there may be potential for fiber optics within their opperations outside general networking or telecommunications applications which are currently deployed.  He sites one example as the use of passive fiber Bragg grating sensors to observe the state of a train route. 
            High-tech precautions such as this are vital to many international passengers as  the cars are capable of traveling over 300km per hour.  It's our understanding, this system is being set up in every commuter train route in Hong Kong, and in the near future Australia will begin setting up their own systems.

[1] The Optical Society, The Optical Society, printed 9.30.13, accessed 10.30.13,

[2] Ibid​.