Cercis' Model 52 Visible Fault Finder lets you locate fiber breaks, faulty splices, or defective connectors within splice trays and patch panels from up to 5 km away, according to company claims
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Fiber break locator
Cercis' Model 52 Visible Fault Finder lets you locate fiber breaks, faulty splices, or defective connectors within splice trays and patch panels from up to 5 km away, according to company claims. All units are fiber-coupled to yield 10-dBm optical power into any fiber with which it is connected. In bright light situations, there are three modulations speeds-slow, medium, and fast blink-for improved fault detection. Light sources are offered with a choice for the optical port of fixed FC or interchangeable FC, ST, or SC adaptors. Interchangeable adaptors use a split sleeve to connect a connector-to-connector adaptor and let you access the internal connector for cleaning.
Structured cabling solution
Superior Modular Products (SMP) and Hitachi Cable Manchester's (HCM) Lantegra Zone 5e solution is a structured cabling solution designed for use in multi-pair environments. It supports high-density applications such as open office architectures and is constructed from SMP connecting hardware and HCM cable. Featured system components include Category 5e patch panels, zone distribution boxes, multi-pair cables, and hybrid cables. Systems installed by Lantegra-certified installers are backed by a 25-year product and applications warranty.
SUPERIOR MODULAR PRODUCTS INC.
HITACHI CABLE MANCHESTER INC.
Compact cabinet system
Measuring 24x24x24 inches, Chatsworth Products' Cube-iT Plus cabinet system offers a hinged aluminum cabinet body that swings out for improved access to the rear of the equipment. The cabinet can be mounted so that the cabinet body and door hinges to the right or left. A detachable rear steel sub-panel allows for one-person installation in three steps. Dual locking doors are designed to provide protection against equipment tampering in both the front and rear of the cabinet.
CHATSWORTH PRODUCTS INC.
Tone and probe set
Ideal Industries' tone generator and amplifier probe have a "no tool" battery change design and include the 9-volt battery installed. The tone generator features a separate "talk battery" mode, "auto-off" after three hours, and three tones that can be selected from the front panel. It offers constant tone amplitude over the life of the battery and two-tone amplitude, normal and half. The amplifier probe features a tip that can be changed without opening the case. It is designed to work with any tone generator on twisted-pair, coaxial, and de-energized AC wiring.
IDEAL INDUSTRIES INC.