Timbercon and partners to offer fiber cable testing at OFC/NFOEC 2007

March 9, 2007 -- Timbercon, Inc. announced that it is teaming with EXFO, Westover Scientific and Data-Pixel to offer a fiber-optic cable testing and inspection event at the upcoming OFC/NFOEC show in Anaheim, CA.

March 9, 2007 -- Timbercon, Inc. announced that it is teaming with EXFO, Westover Scientific and Data-Pixel to offer a fiber-optic cable testing and inspection event at the upcoming OFC/NFOEC show in Anaheim, CA, to be held March 27 - March 29. The event provides show attendees the opportunity to get a standard fiber-optic cable cleaned, tested, inspected and analyzed with an accompanying hard copy inspection report of the cable, all free of charge.

The event is designed to offer a free, no obligation opportunity for users of fiber-optic cables to receive professional cleaning, inspection, testing and analysis of their cable while enabling attendees to gain a better understanding of fiber cable testing, the differences in performance associated with various performance criteria, connectorization, polish and the importance of cleaning.

For each cable provided, Timbercon will properly clean the cable assembly, perform an end face inspection with a Westover inspection scope to check for scratches, pits and contamination. Timbercon will then conduct an interferometry analysis using a Data-Pixel Interferometer provided by Connected Fibers, LLC, for radius, apex offset, fiber height, angle, key error and fiber roughness inspection. Finally, an EXFO test set will be used to capture insertion loss and return loss measurements. Upon completion, Timbercon will provide a hard copy report summary of the cable.

"Our goal with this event is to provide fiber optical cable assembly users an opportunity to look at one of their own cables and better understand the various attributes associated with its performance, and how those attributes can be optimized with quality cable preparation and manufacturing," comments John Lee, VP of sales and marketing for Timbercon. "Partnering with Westover, EXFO and Connected Fibers for this event has enabled us to demonstrate cutting edge equipment, procedures and processes associated with cable testing, measurement and verification."

The free test and inspection event is open to all attendees of the OFC/NFOEC 2007 show. To participate, bring a standard fiber-optic cable assembly to the Timbercon booth (#3207) during exhibit hours and ask a Timbercon representative, "How good is my cable?" Each event participant will receive an Armadillo loopback (singlemode or multimode) and be entered to win an Apple iPod. For questions, additional information or to set up a booth appointment, contact: Holly Woolard at 503-827-8141 or hollyw@timbercon.com.

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