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Fluke says new fiber inspection and cleaning tools will eliminate primary cause of fiber cable failure

Fluke Networks Canada today released a new miniature video microscope and fiber optic cleaning kit, which the compa...


May 15, 2007  


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Fluke Networks Canada today released a new miniature video microscope and fiber optic cleaning kit, which the company says will improve performance and reliability of fiber optic links.

By far, the most common problem we see with fiber links is end-face contamination, said Brad Masterson, product manager, Fluke Networks Canada.

And the problem is getting worse. Contamination and end-face damage increases attenuation and reflectance. With higher network data rates, the fiber links are even less tolerant of signal loss. Proper cleaning techniques are essential, and safe end-face inspection is critical.

The FiberInspector Mini portable video microscope lets users view both multimode and single-mode end-faces in detail.

The kit includes a fiber optic solvent pen, which uses a plastic-safe solvent with cleaning properties and cleaning card and cleaning cube, both of which provide cleaning and wiping surfaces that are safe to fiber end-faces.

It also comes with two sizes of fiber optic swabs for cleaning inside fiber ports.