Monday, March 2, 2015

Is your network documented properly?


This Month's Solution from The President:  
Is your network documented properly?
The chances are pretty high that your network is "documented" on some coffee-stained drawings in a filing cabinet, or it was current when the network was built but over time the drawings were not updated, or in some cases there is no printed documentation — but not to worry, all of the information is stored safely in the plant manager's head.

In 2010 we acquired a network solution software called FiberBase. Our interest in FiberBase stems from coversations with our customers. We've had a number of customers who have purchased an OTDR and whose major complaint is that there's no real permanent storage solution after removing the traces from OTDR.

AutoCAD and Visio are popular applications for storing network data, but like printed copies they often become dated and are not searchable so finding information can be tedious. This really opened the door for FiberBase.

Over the past few years we've had dozens of customers thanking us for creating FiberBase. They love how intuitive and easy the software is to use. Thanks to all of the feedback we've received, we've designed a solution that addresses all of your network asset management demands - from software and beyond. We are excited to unveil this new initiative for 2015. The “FiberBase Solutions Provider Package” allows you to use the FiberBase Enterprise Maintenance Fee if desired, as a credit towards any of our related services, such as data migration, training, products, network testing and documentation services. This promotion allows customers to take full advantage of the entire product portfolio and double the value of their purchase.

Chris LaBonge, President

This Month's Product Promotions: 
AFL Fujikura 70S Fusion Splicer Receives International Recognition
The Fujikura 70S was recently recognized by the Broadband Technology Report(BTR) Diamond Technology Reviews (“the Diamonds”) awards program, receiving high honors across the board. This program recognizes top products and solutions available to the broadband-cable industry, and is judged by an esteemed panel of MSO-engineering experts as well as highly regarded industry consultants.

The Fujikura 70S core alignment fusion splicer, one of the newer members of the world’s most proven and technologically-advanced family of splicing products from Fujikura, offers several enhanced features including a motorized wind protector and tube heater with the world’s fastest heating times; long-life electrodes provide 3,000 splices; and a high resolution, 4.73-inch color LCD monitor with 300X fiber magnification for improved visibility in low-light conditions.

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Fujikura 70S - Product Promotion

For a limited time, buy a 70S Fusion splicer and get a an additional1,000 splice sleeves FREE- a $550 value!  Offer expires March 6, 2015. Promotion is not redeemable for cash and is non-transferrable.  

Video Inspection - Simple & Easy!
The Precision Rated Optics (PRO) VIP-35 is a handheld video inspection probe microscope which displays a connector endface for easy and effective inspection of both the bulkhead (female) and patch cord (male) fiber-optic connector ends. The VIP-35 quickly helps you identify defects and contamination. Adapters are available for a variety of connector types and there is even a video output port that allows you to view the results on a full size monitor!

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PRO VIP-35 - Product Promotion

For a limited time, buy a Precision Rated Optics VIP-35 Video Inspection Probe and get a FREE Basic Cleaning Kit - a $268.55 Value! Offer expires March 6, 2015. Promotion is not redeemable for cash and is non-transferrable.  

Need more quipment for a short amount of time? Consider renting... FiberOptic.com has a large pool of rental equipment in stock and ready to ship. From OLTS kits to Core Alignment fusion Splicers and OTDRs. Our equipment is from major manufacturers such as EXFO, PRO, JDSU and AFL. Check out our rental websitewww.renttele.com. Remember if you don’t see what you are looking for just ask. 
Renttele Website - Fiber Optic Equipment Rental 

FiberOptic.com Rental Promotion
Also now with every 1-month rental, get a PRO VFL-5 Visual Fault Locator FREE - a $135 Value!!!

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