Upcoming Webinars

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.

Fusion Splicing – Do It Right The First Time

By Keith Foord

In this course, you’ll learn the fundamentals of splicing including common misconceptions and process failures. Next, Keith covers best practices of fusion splicing procedures including the secret sauce of a perfect splice, choosing splicing technology and concludes with how to splice fiber with dissimilar geometries.

Fiber Network Testing Best Practices

By Keith Foord with Lightwave

With the new, rapid deployment of FTTH installations, technicians need the tools to quickly locate common fiber faults and differentiate optical signals on overlayed networks. This webinar will explore the use of optical time domain reflectometers (OTDRs), optical power meters (OPMs), and other related test instruments using common sense test techniques empowering novice and skilled technicians to keep the last mile of the network up and running.