Upcoming Webinars

Checking PoE?

February 28, 2024 at 10:00 am

By Mark Govier

Power Over Ethernet. Something that has been around for many years. Standardized since 2003, PoE allows limited power to be delivered to network devices over what is primarily a LAN cable. This has been used in various ways over the years but is about to “explode” in terms of application. We explain how to check for the correct presentation of PoE on your cabling.

Troubleshooting Multiwire Irrigation Systems

April 11, 2024 at 10:00 am

By Alejandro Aste-Nieto

Armed with knowledge of electrical principles and a multimeter, Irrigation Professionals can efficiently diagnose wiring and electrical problems in any conventional multi-wire irrigation system.  Understanding the relationship between voltage, current, and resistance allows technicians to use measurements to recognize which circuits and components are healthy, which are not—and why.

Locating Irrigation System Wires, Valves, and Faults

April 25, 2024 at 10:00 am

By Alejandro Aste-Nieto

To do their jobs, Irrigators need to know the location of wires, valves, and faults.  Locators are immense time-savers, but they can be mysterious in how they react in various situations.  We’ll peel back the curtain on how Tempo locators work and how to take advantage of the principles of electromagnetism to understand what’s buried beneath your feet and lead you to exactly what you’re looking for.

Troubleshooting 2-Wire Systems with a Milliamp Clamp Meter

May 9, 2024 at 10:00 am

By Alejandro Aste-Nieto

2-Wire systems simplify wiring into one “circuit,” however that limits what we can know about the location of a fault.  There’s no way to figure out where a fault is located from the controller alone if all connected devices are not allowed to operate.  Troubleshooting from various locations is required, and the CMA-360B Milliamp Clamp Meter will allow Irrigation Technicians to narrow in on the fault without breaking messy and expensive single-use splices.

Past Webinars

Efficient FTTH Termination: Testing Insights and Best Practices for Last Mile Connectivity

By Keith Foord

The last mile of an FTTH build requires a fast and economical termination to the home-installed network equipment. Mechanical connectors and splice-on-connectors are two methods of termination that are commonly used. Tempo Communications offers both solutions of which each are GR-326 compliant. This assures that a reliable connection will made and that it will satisfy the high bandwidth requirements necessary for FTTH and P2P networks. This webinar will detail the rigorous GR-326 compliance testing of the Tempo Communications connectors and the best practices for a reliable installation.

Fiber Installation, Management, and Troubleshooting

By Tim Moore-UCL Swift, Kevin Kearney-Legrand and Keith Foord-Tempo Communications

For numerous applications and in many environments, optical fiber’s information-carrying capacity makes it the medium of choice or of necessity. Whether it is a service-provider network bringing broadband access to residences, or a local area network (LAN) with long-distance and high-throughput demands, fiber-optic cabling meets the systems’ high-performance requirements. In 2023 and beyond, it is imperative for practitioners in the information and communications technology (ICT) industry to obtain the skills and knowledge required to deploy fiber-optic cabling systems successfully. This webcast seminar, hosted by Cabling Installation & Maintenance, will provide practical information for installers and technicians who work with fiber, hands-on, in the field.

Fiber Fortress: Fiber Distribution Closures For The Last Mile

By Keith Foord

The last mile of the FTTH build requires a fast, easy-to-install fusion splice closure that is rugged and will withstand adverse environmental conditions. The Drop Fiber Enclosure meets all of these conditions with its small profile, various configurations, and GR771 compliance. Typical installations will be presented in this webinar along with information on the rigorous testing supporting the TelCordia GR771 certification.

Discover The Secrets of Buried Wire Locating: Helpful Tips On How To Quickly Locate Buried Wires

By David Lopez

Learn the science behind how buried wire locators work, and how to properly locate using both peak and null-type locators.

How To Get Started in Interference Hunting Without Being an RF Expert

By Roger Paje

RF interference can severely impede or even completely disrupt performance in cellular networks.  With a myriad of different types of both interferences and interference tools, starting on the task of interference hunting can be daunting.  However, with a simple understanding of what causes interference and how to find it, you no longer need to be an RF expert to debug interference in your network.  This webinar will cover the basics of interference hunting and present a simple 3-step methodology to help classify and hunt down problems.  Included in this presentation are simple tools you can use to get started with minimal time and cost.

Effectively Test & Troubleshoot FTTH Networks – Broadband Technology Report

By Keith Foord

A Tempo webinar, brought to you by the Broadband Technology Report and sponsored by TVC Communications – As network speeds and bandwidth demands increase, fiber-optic testing and certification become more important than ever. With more “new to fiber” technicians being deployed, the need for easy-to-use and cost-effective test tools increases.  OTDR theory will be explained in plain English, with trace evaluation and measurement tips and tricks shown to reduce the fear of using an OTDR. This will help even the novice technician to gain confidence in troubleshooting and locating faults in FTTH installations.

CABLE RADAR: How Time Domain Reflectometry (TDR) can help you diagnose trouble or changes on all sorts of cables.

By Mark Govier

Mark Govier, product manager for Tempo Communications’ range of Time Domain Reflectometers, will give you a primer on how TDR works, how best to use it, and why it can be applied to many different cable types. He will present The “how and why” of TDR, explaining what it can and cannot identify, in addition to giving some examples of less commonly found cable types on which it can prove very useful. TDR fires pulses of energy into cables and monitors the line for data about conditions on the line; these manifest themselves as reflections that occur whenever there is a change in the impedance of the cable.

Effectively Test and Troubleshoot FTTH Networks

By Keith Foord

With the recent growth of FTTH installations, the front-line technician is tasked with testing and troubleshooting fiber optic links in a timely manner. To be able to achieve this goal they require easy-to-use, cost-effective tools. Traditionally, the Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR) was considered to be an advanced piece of test equipment reserved for the exclusive use of the top-level technician. This prevented the front-line technician from being able to locate most cable discontinuities, so a second truck roll would usually be required. This is no longer the case with the release of the Tempo Communications OFL100. The OFL100 is an affordable OTDR that empowers the front-line technician to quickly locate faults in the last mile of FTTH installations.

OTDR theory will be explained in plain English, with trace evaluation and measurement tips and tricks shown to reduce the fear of using an OTDR. This will help even the novice technician to gain confidence in troubleshooting and locating faults in FTTH installations.

Locating and Identification – Finding Cables and Identifying Wires

By Mark Govier

Finding the route and depth of buried cables and then identifying the individual conductors of interest within them: This webinar will refresh your knowledge of cable location and wire identification, stressing the differences in the key techniques used for each of these tasks. We will emphasize where each technique is best applied and remind you of the weaknesses of each technique to help you apply the best method for the task at hand to save you time and frustration.

3 Critical Factors to Stay Safe from RF Exposure on Rooftops and Towers

By Roger Paje

This webinar will discuss the three critical factors to know to stay safe from RF radiation on rooftops and towers.  We’ll go over the type of RF injury that can occur, and what some of the most common mistakes are that cause bodily harm.  We will also present solutions to ensure safety in a complex RF world.