The Fiber Optic Assocation (FOA) has created a new free online reference site that contains a comprehensive collect...
November 14, 2008
The Fiber Optic Assocation (FOA) has created a new free online reference site that contains a comprehensive collection of information on this cable media.
The reference site was created to complement traditional textbooks such as the FOA’s Fiber Optic Technicians Manual, but it can be kept up to date more easily, can be accessed from anywhere and is much less expensive than printed books.
In keeping with the FOA’s charter to promote the use of fiber optics through education, the site is available to anyone interested in fiber optics at no cost.
“The Internet has lots of information on fiber optics, but it’s often written from a commercial point of view, outdated, incomplete and very difficult to find using search engines,” said Jim Hayes, president of the FOA.
The site is comprised of basic reference materials in conventional web pages, topical tutorials in slide-show format and reference documents formatted for easy printing.
For example, from the site you can read about fiber optic termination, watch a slide show tutorial on termination and see a “virtual hands-on” step-by-step lesson on how to actually perform the termination.
The url is www.thefoa.org/tech/ref/.