Category: Best Practices

BICSI offers FREE online training

BICSI is offering 25 BICSI CONNECT Courses at no cost until June 30. The courses cover a variety of ICT topics, including distributed antenna systems, data centers, intelligent buildings, healthcare infrastructure, trends in copper and fiber testing and many more. In addition, we have reduced other select BICSI CONNECT courses by 30 percent by entering the campaign code WBT30 at checkout.To access the complete list of free and discounted online courses, visit http://www.bicsi.org/online.

FOTC panelists answer fiber-related questions

When we caught up with four members of the TIA’s Fiber Optic Technology Consortium after their panel discussion at the BICSI Winter Conference, we asked them questions they didn’t have the opportunity to address on-stage. Among the topics: the installed base of singlemode, multimode’s future, keeping MPOs clean, and high-speed connectivity.

Inspect Before You Connect Poster

Do you Inspect Before You Connect? The VIAVI full-size wall poster will serve as a helpful reminder that Contamination is the #1 Reason to Troubleshoot Optical Networks. Dirty connectors cause 80% of field test failures. Microscopic debris significantly degrades signal performance and can cause permanent damage. Mating dirty connectors can break apart, spread, and migrate particles. And a typical dust particle is 2 to 15 µm and is only visible with a microscope.

Online Fiber U classes a resource for remote workers

Professionals in the ICT industry who are exclusively working from home may have “found time,” with which they can seek opportunities for professional development or training. One resource available to these professionals—as it has been for years—is Fiber U: the Fiber Optic Association’s free online self-study program. Fiber U includes self-study programs, tutorials, textbooks, videos, and links to other Fiber Optic Association (FOA) pages that educate on fiber optics and premises cabling.

Cleaning Expanded Beam Connectors

Expanded beam connectors have a high tolerance for dirt and debris, but EB fiber optic systems are not immune to contamination. They should be cleaned routinely but standard fiber optic cleaning tools simply will not work. The CleanStixx™ EB swab can clean 1.2mm and larger EB connectors. The porous, thermally-sintered, variable-density polymer tip fits over the lens of the EB connector and removes dust, liquids and finger prints delivering a fast, reliable fiber optic network

BICSI releases 14th edition of Telecommunications Distribution Methods Manual

BICSI has published the 14th edition of The Telecommunications Distribution Methods Manual (TDMM), its flagship manual. The manual is the basis for the RCDD® exam and has become a world resource in global best practices. The 14th edition incorporates significant changes that reflect the newest trends in ICT technologies, ensuring a project is designed based on the latest standards and best practices. The two-volume TDMM contains vital information on these aspects and even more.