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Completion Testing and Troubleshooting ?>

Completion Testing and Troubleshooting

A local municipality set out to repair a fiber cable that was damaged in an underground conduit.  In order to restore the communications, the damaged mid-section was cut and removed from the conduit, replaced with a new cable, and fusion spliced to the original cable on both ends.  Testing with an OTDR verified the fusion splices were good. However the test revealed that one of the spare fibers had a bad termination and would not have passed light. The loss…

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NFL Stadium SMPTE Solution ?>

NFL Stadium SMPTE Solution

FiberNext recently worked with a championship NFL stadium to upgrade their broadcast fiber infrastructure. Whereas different broadcast companies use different types of connections, these networks present modularity issues not commonly found in other types of fiber networks. In the past, some broadcast companies would need to run long SMPTE (2fiber, 4 power connections) extension cables from their production trucks to the field to connect their HD cameras.  The cost to install and maintain hundreds of SMPTE connectors would be astronomical. …

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