AFL's Light Brigade unveils fiber-optic pro AV and broadcast training course

New fiber training course will address the use of fiber optics in the pro A/V and broadcast industries.

AFL’s training division The Light Brigade is introducing an industry-specific fiber training course to address the use of fiber optics in the pro A/V and broadcast industries. The new Fiber Optics for Pro A/V training course is tailored for those who design, install, maintain and troubleshoot fiber-optic systems and spans.

The growth in video bandwidth demand is driving the need in the AV industry for expansion into fiber optics technology, notes the Light Brigade. This scenario obviously requires a thorough understanding of the types of fiber-optic systems, bandwidth requirements, optical interfaces and various types of transmission products, optical cables and connectors.

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“Educating the audio visual and broadcast professional in both the knowledge and hands-on skills related to fiber optics was a core target in the design and development of the course,” says Jim Clodfelter, marketing manager for The Light Brigade. “After collaborating with InfoComm International, we developed a class designed specific to the industry inclusive of InfoComm Recertification Units.”

The Fiber Optics for Pro A/V course will be previewed at The Light Brigade's booth #5776 at the upcoming Infocomm 2013 in Orlando, Florida. The short course ST107: Fiber Optics for the Pro A/V Market will be offered on Tuesday, June 11 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Regularly scheduled classes start in July and will be offered in the following cities: Orlando, Dallas, Las Vegas, Altanta, Chicago, San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles.

The three-day course is comprised of 12 hours of classroom instruction followed by 12 hours of hands-on fiber-optic training including system testing and troubleshooting. In addition, the course covers fiber handling, cable preparation and terminations, plus inspection and cleaning. Custom classes are also available. For additional information, including complete class schedules and descriptions, visit or call 800-451-7128 or 206-575-0404.

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