Friday, December 2, 2011

New Intelligent Optical Link Mapper Can Make Any Technician An Expert

The current demand for home networks is requiring a widespread deployment of FTTH links. This happens to be the most challenging type of link to test and is usually reserved for the most advanced fiber optic technicians. To get the most complete network characterization, a few things need to happen:
  1. Several OTDR measurements must be taken with different OTDR pulses. This can be extremely time-consuming and complicated, especially for one technician. 
  2. The technician needs to have the experience and ability to properly select the test parameters and then accurately analyze the test results.
As most technicians are currently moving from a copper to fiber background, they do not yet have the knowledge to perform these tasks. With over 70 million homes that need to be connected before 2014, this shortage of able technicians creates a problem.

Thankfully, the FTB-730 OTDR now has new software that takes all the complicated work out of OTDR testing. The iOLM or intelligent Optical Link Mapper software will revolutionize the way OTDR trace analysis is performed. The iOLM automatically performs link recognition, sets test parameters and launches multiple acquisitions. This means in just one click, you can connect, check power readings, get a link map and find the fault.

Because the iOLM is programmed with a database of network failures, after trace analysis is completed iOLM guides you through a step-by-step problem solving process. iOLM minimizes to possibility for errors and maximizes a technician's accuracy and efficiency, making an technician an expert regardless of the level of training and experience.
What's the best part? This method is up to six times faster than current OTDR testing methods, features a user friendly interface is available at a lower price than similar products on the market. If you're ready to take advantage of this time saving technology, please contact us at for more information.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011 Training Director recognized as one of the Top 10 Fiber Optic Certification Administrators for 2011’s Training Director has been recognized by the ETA as one of the Top 10 Fiber Optics Certification Administrators for 2011. The ETA currently has over 1000 certification administrators and Richard has received this honorable award through his dedication to the program as well as administering one of the highest numbers of examinations.

With courses ranging from Certified Fiber Optic Installers to Master Technicians, we offer a variety of certifications for various skill levels and Rich is just one of several instructors working to uphold the highest of standards in these courses.
Bryant Smith,’s resident IT Manager has also recently received certification as a Ruckus Wireless Solutions Engineer. As the top level of certification offered by Ruckus, the Wireless Solutions Engineer is ensured to have the skills needed to design, deploy and manage complex wireless networks. This certification will benefit several courses, including the Panasonic i-PRO Installation course and the Wireless Network Fundamentals course. Additionally, this certification will allow new Ruckus products to be available through

Congratulations Bryant and Rich!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The Fiber Optic Marketplace, LLC Has Announced the Recent Acquisition of FiberBase®

The Fiber Optic Marketplace, LLC (, a division of Adtell Inc., has announced the recent acquisition of FiberBase®, a mapping and asset management software solution from Corridor Technologies. Developed by industry professionals, FiberBase® allows network operators to visually diagram and document their network and network assets down to individual port assignments. Additionally, FiberBase® was designed to leverage the advantages of an Oracle relational database, allowing users to customize the user interface, reports and program functionality to meet the unique needs of their fiber or copper network.’s FiberBase® system provides full documentation for all equipment and connectivity for premise and outside plant operations, including documenting entire fiber optic routes, from every foot of conduit down to sub-ducts and individual fibers. FiberBase® has been seamlessly integrated with industry standard software such as Visio and MapInfo, making FiberBase® a powerful tool for users to generate reports on equipment and resources.

FiberBase® is available as a client server application or a hosted solution. Pricing is based on the configuration and number of seat licenses a company would require.

The software has been developed to leverage the following features:
  • A central point for record keeping that can be accessed remotely over the company network
  • Support of multiple languages
  • Detailed maps, drawings, equipment lists or photographs to take into the field when planning new networks
  • Existing documents can easily be linked to newly entered data
  • Custom security features provide controlled access throughout the organization, while giving each user the information they need; Access Control Lists (ACLs) and Task Based Security (TACLs) allow the administrator to place a security level on each database item and FiberBase® feature
Company President Chris LaBonge stated, “The FiberBase® system is a key component of our FiberSentry system ( and the acquisition of this software from Corridor Technologies will allow us to further develop the software while integrating with other network monitoring systems to create an automated approach to uploading and storing OTDR trace files.” Customers can expect the same great product they have grown accustomed to with an increased commitment to customer satisfaction.
About The Fiber Optic Marketplace, LLC

The Fiber Optic Marketplace, LLC, founded in 2001, is the leading online provider of fiber optic products, training and rental solutions. Beginning as an online business-to-business portal for the fiber optic community and expanding to include domestic and international business, The Fiber Optic Marketplace, LLC is committed to maintaining excellent customer service and client relations. Continuing into the future, the company will continue to offer expertise in the field of fiber optics by providing customized solutions for customers.

For more information on the product, or to request a demo, visit or call 877-529-9114.

Friday, September 16, 2011

New T-Berd 2000 Designed to Meet Customer Demands

We’ve been hearing that our customers love the T-Berd 4000 OTDRs but often wish they had something portable with the same power and great software. We’re happy to announce that very soon we’ll be able to sell the all new T-Berd 2000 which provides users with just that. With a lithium polymer battery designed for extended use, sturdy construction and the standard OTDR modules our customers have grown to rely on, we can heartily recommend this tool for mobile testing.

The T-Berd 2000 is a handheld modular test set that is nearly half the size of the T-Berd 4000, but has all the same great features and compatibility. This light-weight and easily portable test platform provides users with the means to perform the widest range of test applications. These applications include, but are not limited to, OTDR modules (LAN/WAN/Metro/Access/PON), insertion loss and optical return loss testing, PON/FTTX power meter, and a microscope to inspect connector end faces and perform pass/fail analysis. With Ethernet, USB, Bluetooth and WiFi connection capabilities, this test set is designed for remote communication that is convenient at any job site.

Be one of the first to get this tool and instantly become a master testing technician. Rick, our testing product manager would be happy to discuss how this tool can help you with your business needs. For more information or to request a product demo, be sure to contact!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Missing the expertise needed to interpret your OTDR traces? No problem!

Maintaining a fiber optic network can be a challenge. In an industry that relies so heavily on the speed and accuracy of fiber installations, it is crucial that you are positive these installations meet certain specifications. Being able to quickly and accurately interpret fiber characterization test results is essential, but highly specialized. Having access to experts to help with your trace analysis is the ideal way to optimize your fiber optic network but those assets aren’t always available “In House”.

Expert Trace Analysis from third party professional optical and/or electrical engineers is the most cost effective way to identify problems within in a fiber network that is continuously growing, changing or aging. Third party analysis can provide network planners with an easy to read report containing the relevant OTDR data and certify that the link indeed meets certain specifications. Allowing an expert to perform bi-directional analysis saves you time, money and headaches. is introducing a new product that will provide customers with this beneficial service. TraceVault™ is your one-stop shop for storing, evaluating, and referencing all types of OTDR traces. With this service, you can request detailed analysis and an accredited certificate verifying that your traces meet specifications. Aside from our Expert Trace Analysis feature, TraceVault makes storing and organizing your OTDR results, and accessing your files directly from the field easier than ever. As an added bonus, this software will allow you to place an order for Fiber Characterization from our fiber experts with a few clicks of the mouse.

For more information or to request a product demo, please email!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Can your fiber cable network support 10G, 40G or 100G traffic?

Planning on building out a new network or thinking of upgrading your current system to keep up with the ever increasing bandwidth demand? Service Providers key objectives are to increase bandwidth, reduce costs, create new revenue streams, and provide a competitive and reliable service. To meet customers demand for more bandwidth and to future proof network investments, providers will most likely be deploying OC-192, DWDM, ROADMs, G.709, OC-768, 100GigE, POTS, etc. However before any design work is implemented it is imperative to test the fiber optic lines to make sure the fiber can actual carry these services without affecting the integrity of the data in anyway. Many times fiber characterization is considered after the fact and this leads to a very costly mistake.

Fiber characterization consists of a series of tests that help determine if the embedded fiber plant can support the optical services that will be deployed for a given network architect and transmission rate. The primary tests usually consist of OTDR, end to end loss, Optical Return loss (ORL), Polarization Mode Dispersion (PMD) and Chromatic Dispersion (CD). These tests are required for designing any high speed network ranging from 2.5Gbps, 10 Gbps, 40 Gbps, 100Gbps and these tests should be carried out before or during the design phase.

Dispersion is the key fundamental limiting factor in transmission rate and distance. To build a cost-effective, high capacity optical transmission network, dispersion management becomes a key factor. Before compensating for chromatic dispersion, the chromatic dispersion of a fiber network has to be measured accurately to determine the proper amount compensation required. PMD testing is also a major requirement and too much PMD can significantly affect the overall data rate which can impede your overall network design. End to end loss is also important in the overall network design and indicates when amplification is necessary and how much amplification is required. ORL testing is another important requirement and if not tested it can cause unforeseen errors in the network once it’s turned up.

If you deploy a network using incorrect data or if you do not test the actual fiber, you will spend significantly more than an investment in Fiber Characterization. You will run into common problems such as wrong compensation schemes, in-correct amplification, incorrect placement of regens etc. You may also experience physical failures within the fiber plant that need to be rectified for error free transmission. All this will lead to down time, more man power and more expenses will incur to rectify these issues. You will also discover that you now need additional equipment or you may discover you bought too much or even the wrong equipment.

Typically fiber characterization cost is usually around 1% of the network investment and this minimal cost helps guarantee network design and performance from the get go. This saves a lot of headaches and unforeseen expenses down the road. With a minimal investment up front you can’t afford not to test!

Need help with Fiber Characterization then let Adtell Integration assist you with your needs? If you would like to know more about our fiber characterization services please contact us 215-499-8959 or

Monday, April 11, 2011

Multiplexing Basics

When you need to carve up an expensive resource (such as an active fiber route) into pieces, multiplexing is the way to go. What is multiplexing, you may ask? It's the process by which multiple signals are combined into a single signal, then split back into pieces upon arrival.

There are lots of types of multiplexing. The most simple is space division where the signal carriers are literally held separate by some kind of insulator (like CAT5 or telephone wire.) Time division multiplexing involves using a timer on either end to determine which signal the carrier is carrying. Core-division multiplexing (CDM) uses a code followed by data to specify which signal is being carried. Finally, frequency-division multiplexing (or in the fiber optic world, wavelength division multiplexing) involves sending signals over several distinct frequency ranges over a carrier.

The easiest way to think about this is in terms of light. At one end of a  fiber optic cable you have a lens that takes many colors of light and combines them into high energy white light. That white light is sent to a prism at the other end of the fiber which splits the white light back up into it's constituent colors. If the red light at the beginning of the fiber blinks in a certain pattern, the red light at the far end will also blink without interfering with the other colors (wavelengths.)

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The device responsible for combining the signal is often called a MUX while the one responsible for splitting it apart is called a DEMUX. In two way communications a MUX/DEMUX pair is required at each endpoint so that communications can be sent and received.

WDM (wave-division multiplexing) is further broken down into two flavors, CWDM or Coarse WDM and DWDM or Dense WDM. In Coarse WDM fewer signals are combined onto the fiber and they are spaced farther apart. In DWDM more signals can be combined resulting in increased hardware and system design complexity and higher costs. Depending on the system needs CWDM and DWDM are both viable options.

I hope that helps explain why multiplexing is such an important part of fiber optic communications!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Hot Item: The Brand New CWDM Analyzer from EXFO

CWDM is trending hot right now and we've got a whole new suite of instruments available for all your testing needs.

Want to future proof your CATV broadband and hybrid networks? Try the FTB-5240S Optical Spectrum Analyzer. It's a highly accurate OSA and is ideal for multiservice operators and CATV operators.

Want to achieve end-to-end characterization by testing through CWDM-based multiplexers and demultiplexers at ITU-recommended wavelengths?

Try the high-resolution OTDR covering longer metro distances and ITU-based CWDM networks.

Are you looking for an innovative, low-cost alternative for activation and troubleshooting of a CWDM network?

Look no further than the new EXFO FOT-5200 CWDM Analyzer! This small handheld devive packs in all the essential features including:

  • CWDM Channel Analyzer
  • Broadband Power Meter
  • Loss Test Set

It's the fastest and smallest CWDM tester on the market and we've got it!

Interested in a quote? Drop us a line at!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Have you heard about the Black Box LanScope Network Analyzer? and Black Box are now working together . It’s been a great start to a great relationship, and we are excited to be able to provide new equipment, better prices and better service to all of our customers.
Recently, Black Box has developed a network analyzer; I know what you are thinking, I buy mine through Fluke (and you’re not alone.) They have dominated the market for some time, but now there’s some competition. Read on for our comparison of the LanScope (BB version) and the Networks NetTool (Fluke version;) you will be amazed at what Black Box can offer at a fraction of the cost of the Fluke device!

The LanScope Network Analyzer from Black Box is an Advanced Gigabit network and cable tester that provides expert help at an affordable price. Some of the features the LanScope has that the Networks NetTool doesn’t offer are: This unit offers a 3.5” color LCD w/touch screen, offers two independent Test Ports and you can use as a Responder in Loopback testing. You can capture up to 10,000 packets of data (10 captures at 1,000 packets each.) Not only does the LanScope offer Protocol detection but it also shows packet count and traffic percentage (not just the detection.)

I could continue on and on with the amazing features the LanScope has to offer. If you would like more information please check out the specifications and comparison sheet attached. If you compare these specs to the Fluke Networks NetTool (NTS2-NSKIT) they can’t even come close!

And what’s the #1 reason to get the Black Box testing device?
The price of course!

BlackBox LanScope $1895.00
Networks NetTool $3100.00

Do you want to continue to pay for a name or pay less to get the job done right?

Try it for 30 days if you are not completely satisfied return the unit for a FULL REFUND!

Want more info? Check out the Comparison Chart or drop us a line at

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

3 Reasons Why YOU Need Real-Time Network Monitoring, Part 2

In our previous post, we discussed one of the major reasons you'd want real time network monitoring (the ability to detect network damage before outages occur.) While that's certainly one of the main draws for the service, it's not the only reason to consider protecting your network.

While detection of errors is the obvious reason you'd want network monitoring, let's examine two of the side benefits:

2) Archive OTDR traces to Preserve Historical Data

Having a repository of OTDR traces on a span shows you how that span changes over time. Aside from the "good" baseline trace technicians will use to find errors, this is also important in network planning. With potentially thousands of traces over multiple years it quickly becomes tough to keep track of them in a three ring binder; this makes a computer assisted archive essential.

Not all networks are going to behave exactly the same way but if you have lots of past data you can determine exactly how a certain splice will affect your signal. This is especially important when looking at temporary repairs.

Aside from just storing the files in a mish-mash on your hard drive, asset management systems such as FiberBase by Corridor Technologies usually maintain these repositories. Having them in a database is much better than keeping flat files, since you have the benefit of GIS Mapping and the network Topology for any given trace.

3) Detect Periodic Outages without The Need for Manual Scans

Sometimes outages occur at seemingly random intervals and mysteriously "fix themselves." Truck rolls are the single most expensive part of network maintenance, so sending them on a wild goose chase is bad for business. Events such as water freezing and causing a bend, temperature changes, and machinery driving over a route can cause a problem temporarily. By the time you get a technician out there to scan for it, the event has passed. Continuous scans help you detect these problems before they cause any real damage.

Minimizing expense and early detection are what it's all about!

Even though it didn't make my top 3 list, these systems are also one of the best ways to detect fiber tapping (intrusion detection.) Since the only way to find out if somebody has messed your fiber is to perform an OTDR scan, a system like this is the only economic way to do it all the time.

If you're interested in hearing more about FiberSentry, our hosted network monitoring solution drop us a line at!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Why would you need training in Fiber Optics?

Education is essential for those interested in entering the ever-changing world of fiber optics. Proper training will increase your knowledge base and give you the skills needed to perform professionally in the field. With fiber optic skills in high demand, now is the best time to consider training.

If you’re beginner or intermediate level installer, the Certified Fiber Optic Installer course is a great place to start. CFI students receive the best technical training in the industry and gain hands-on experience working with equipment from the world’s top fiber optic manufactures.

Upon completion of a four day course, students will be ready to install, splice, terminate and test optical fiber. They will also gain an internationally recognized certificate from the Electronics Technician Association(ETA) to prove it. offers training through The Fiber School. We have a training facility here at our headquarters in Breinigsville, Pennsylvania and we also take our courses to several different cities all over the world throughout the year!

We strive to maintain a 10:1 student to instructor ratio to ensure each student receives individual direction from our experienced educators. Students are provided with all the tools and equipment needed, and our instructors are readily available to demonstrate correct, time-saving techniques.

The Certified Fiber Optic Installer course is being held in Orlando Florida, on March 7-10. If you would like to register, please email, or call toll-free (877) 529-9114.

Monday, February 21, 2011

A Community for Fiber Optic Professionals

I’ve been scouring the internet looking for a place for fiber optic professionals to meet and discuss our industry. The sad truth is, most of what is out there is abandoned, dated, or so choked with spam that it can no longer be used. There needs to be a place to go where people can ask questions and have questions answered. With so many talented people out there, there’s a real chance to make a solid contribution in our industry.

Fiber Optics covers such a wide swath of telecommunications that our community knowledge is spread out all over the place. A fiber optic blog could help to slowly reel some of that back in so that you can have the resources that so many other niches of the telecommunication sector have. 

Actions speak louder than words. I’m going to make a commitment to you to try to provide the best blog content around. Some of the existing blogs were so possessive of their outgoing links that it made it impossible to get any kind of community interaction going. I’d like to change that, but I need your help.

Ordinarily our newsletter blasts are committed to providing you with the latest and greatest (and best priced) in fiber optic equipment and services, but this month let’s try a little community building. There are over 10,000 of you out there that we know about and that’s no small sum. Get involved by:
I’ll be giving prizes out to people to contribute the best content!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Product Alert: The NEW FTB-1 From Exfo

EXFO has unleashed a new world class handheld testing platform. The system is geared for the front line technician and combines a variety of modules aimed at the FTTX and Ethernet testing market . The FTB-1 gives these technicians the ability to execute test routines, process results, and generate reports simply and efficiently. Use of the Blue tooth data mover allows users to quickly move test data from the platform to a smart phone or PCs for upload to a server or central office while still deployed within the field.

The Exfo FTB-1 interface has been designed to be simple and straightforward, whereby a user is able to pick up the unit and with the minimum of training to be able to perform tests straight away. The 7-inch (175mm) TFT touch screen is enhanced to make viewing outdoors easier. Coupled with long battery life (8 Hrs Otdr & 4 Hrs 10 GigE), the Exfo FTB-1 also features Internet Explorer for web access and a one-touch screen capture facility.

FTTH testing using the FTB-730 PON FTTx/MDU OTDR module

With a dynamic range of up to 39 dB and enabling power meter and visual fault locator functionalities, the FTB-730 PON FTTx/MDU OTDR module allows fiber installers to seamlessly characterize splitters in PON FTTx and multiple dwelling unit (MDU) applications.

Ethernet testing up to 10G using FTB-860 NetBlazer Ethernet Tester module

Offering comprehensive, yet simple test suites, the FTB-860 NetBlazer Ethermet Tester enables field technicians to quickly and easily turn up, validate and troubleshoot Ethernet services, with full EtherSAM capabilities, from 10 Mbit/s to 10 Gbit/s.

It’s the one—the FTB-1 Platform. Let us show you how this unit saves you time and money. Call us today if you’d like to hear more or would like to see a Demo!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

3 Reasons Why YOU Need Real-Time Network Monitoring, Part 1

When some people think of network monitoring, they think of the angry phone calls they get when customers lose network service. Wouldn’t it be better to find out that a system was going to fail before it becomes a PR disaster? Network monitoring systems have been around from a while for the big telecom companies but they can be very useful in any sized network. There are many reasons to use such a system, but here’s my top three:

1) Detect Damage Before Network Outage Occurs

I’m often surprised to learn that lots of companies don’t perform regular maintenance OTDR scans and only send someone out when there’s already a known problem. Simple network connectivity tests aren’t really enough to detect problems preemptively. It’s also not practical or cost effective to have a network technician scan thirty routes every hour.

Luckily, in recent years companies have launched automated OTDR scanners (an example is the OTU-8000 from JDSU) to make this type of detailed analysis available. Humans can’t be taken totally out of the equation; a knowledgeable expert still needs to configure the system, (but it doesn’t take nearly as much time as manually scanning all those routes.)

This long winded introduction brings us around to the meat and potatoes of a system like this: alarms. If a human being was interpreting one of these scans they’d have to have a pretty good idea of what the graph and events table should look like and be able to spot the differences. This task naturally lends itself to computers which can compare the scan to hundreds of others stored in memory. Once a set signal degradation threshold is reached, the system can notify the network admin that a potential problem has happened.

So what does this mean for you?

The system can pinpoint where the damage occurred, right down to the nearest street address or manhole. You can drive out there and fix it on a scheduled maintenance call. Asset Management Software like FiberBase by Corridor Technologies Inc. can be used to chart the alert on a map and store information about when it was resolved, by whom, etc. It works really well when used with our own FiberSentry hosted network monitoring solution. If you’re interested in protecting your network send me an email at!

Stay tuned, in the next post we’ll go over the last two on our list!

2) Archive OTDR traces to Preserve Historical Data
3) Detect Periodic Outages without The Need for Manual Scans

Are you using a system like this to monitor your network? Let me know in the comments!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Top 5 Reasons to Care About Fiber Asset Management Software

I'll be doing a few posts on Asset Mangement since it's a relatively small but very important part of any large fiber optic network. Before getting into the nuts and bolts (or bits and bytes, as it may be,) it's important that you realize why you should care. Aside from not burying yourself in mountains of paper (which become outdated in a matter of minutes,) preventing your truck-rolls from ending up in Boise instead of Biloxi, and opening yourself up to data loss when the disgruntled NOC burns the place down, you might want to check out these "Top 5 Reasons to Care About Fiber Asset Management Software."

1. Hierarchically List Your Fiber Assets from Map Regions to Signals on a Cable

The importance of having a complete listing of your equipment, where it is located, and what it is attached to cannot be underestimated in any size network. Regardless of whether you're talking about copper or fiber, networks can be pretty complex. Once you throw in systems like PacketLight's new PL-2000 Multiprotocol/Multirate Sub-10G Muxponder (which is a highly specialized and complex network device) these network models quickly require software solutions to be adequately mapped.

Without going into too much detail here, let's get back to our list!

2. Perform Complex Queries on Your Network Infrastructure

If you want to find out which customers are being affected by that backhoe that dug up one of your major route segments or determine how many pieces of equipment in your central office are older than 5 years you've got a lot of arduous research to do. Asset Management software makes these kinds of tasks a snap since everything in the database can be queried.

3. Reduce Paper Waste

It goes without saying that filing cabinets aren't ideal data repositories. Besides being vulnerable to fire, coffee spills, and lousy filing practices they take up a lot of space and require a lot of time to use. If you haven't already computerized your office, what are you waiting for?

4. Locate Outages Quickly and Accurately from OTDR Traces

It's fairly likely that you use OTDR traces to determine the integrity of your network. Unfortunately OTDRs don't know the difference between a cable that's running up a pole or one that's inside an underground cable run. Without properly mapping your network it's hard to find the source of a problem, even when you know how far away it is in cable-distance. Rescanning at various points to find the problem is time consuming and unnecessary. Map your network and find those problems in as little as one scan!

5. Integrate with Networking Monitoring Services

Network Monitoring Devices are the hot new item in Fiber Optics. They continuously scan your network for signal degradation allowing you to fix problems before they cause outages. I'll be doing a lot on these in future posts, but please feel free to contact me for more information.

The gist of #5 is that Network Monitoring Devices require a GIS map of a fiber network to truly be effective. Since they can tell you how far from the scan the trouble is, it's simple to plot that across your mapped route segments. Using map packages can even give you a street address or closest intersection for the damage!


There are a lot of Asset Management tools out there, but our research has shown FiberBase by Corridor Technologies (CTI, inc.) to be a robust and full featured solution. If you're not familiar with asset management, it's more than just simple tree-structure mapping and includes features such as GIS mapping, OTDR trace viewing/storage, Network Topology, etc. If you're interested in more information, please contact!

Your feedback is appreciated and we love comments from our readers. Let us know if you use asset management software in the comments below!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone! Well 2010 ended with a bang here at We had a very successful year thanks to all of our customers, and we had a lot of fun working with all of you!

The economy seems to be turning around and 2011 is looking even better... we will be having monthly promotions in 2011 (keep an eye out in our newsletters) and some great savings and deals to offer you through out the year.

One product that we're excited about the new PRO Video Inspection Probe that debuted in 2010. It's got an excellent display and long battery life and is very competitively priced. If you need a Video Inspection Probe, mention this BLOG and receive 20% off the manufacturer retail price until the end of the January! (this offer not valid with any other offers or promotions, while supplies last, certain restrictions may apply)

Need an inexpensive Fusion Splicer? we have one! Need some great Test Equipment at low prices? we have that too! Our goal is to offer great products at great prices and develop a relationship with our customers!

At we strive to be the best at what we do, whether it is product knowledge, services, or customer service, we will never let you down and our website is available to take your orders 24 hours a day 7 days a week!

Hope you continue to check us out and order on the web and we can work together through a great and prosperous 2011!