Fiber Tool Kit
What is fiber? In essence, a fiber optic cable is a hair-like glass conduit that transmits almost any type of signal from one point to another at the speed of light. If you are wondering why light traveling through a fiber optic cable does not actually travel at the true speed of light, it is because the glass that makes up a fiber optic cable has a higher vacuum density than the outer space where light can travel undisturbed. Needless to say, fiber optic signals are still much faster than copper-based signals and far superior to copper-based signals, which is why it is so popular in cable TV, telecommunications, and computer networks. Unlike copper-based signals, fiber-optic signals are not affected by external power or surges and do not require shielding or grounding. How do you use fiber today?
Today, virtually every communication network contains fiber. In most cases, it is convenient due to the use of optical fibers. Fiber optic cables allow network builders to divide their networks into smaller service areas to prevent a large number of customers from being affected in the event of an outage. The result is better service and customer relationships. Fiber optic cables also provide them with a fast return path for Internet and telephone connections, increasing their revenue-generating potential. The use of optical fiber is not limited to communication networks. Cable and telephone providers often use fiber for their long-distance capabilities. Distance is also an advantage for factories that primarily use large amounts of fiber to improve noise immunity. Utilities also prefer fiber optics for improved noise immunity, security, and high bandwidth performance. The military uses fiber because it is almost tap-proof and impossible to jam. Due to their smaller size and weight, they are even used by the aerospace industry.
Current telecommunication systems are transmitting large amounts of information at increasingly higher speeds. Fiber optic cables and high-precision fiber optic connectors are essential components of these systems. After selecting a fiber optic cable for your system, you must implement appropriate connectors and termination methods to meet your system requirements. These key characteristics include insertion loss and return loss. With a variety of fiber tool kits, your network will have strong connectivity without causing unnecessary downtime. Our fiber tool kits are designed for your network. Their purpose is to get things done quickly and correctly because we realize the importance of network performance.
Different types of fiber optic connectors are commercially available (for example, SC, ST, MTRJ, LC). In addition, each connector type has a different termination method. Common termination methods include no epoxy coating, no waxing, no waxing, and pigtail splicing. The capabilities and limitations of each termination method affect the insertion and reflectance loss of mating connector pairs.
In practice, the insertion loss and reflectance of the termination must be measured. In practice, insertion loss is usually the only measurement made on an installed fiber link. Quick-installed connectors are polished and measured for insertion loss and reflectance during manufacture, greatly reducing field test time. As you can see from these examples, the right fiber optic tool kit ensures that your network is functioning effectively, because we provide all the tools you need to maintain your network from installation to post-installation.
Having the right tools will help you save time and money. Use our extensive fiber optic tools and fiber testers to make sure you are ready for your next fiber installation project.