April 9, 2007 -- The Light Brigade recently introduced its latest menu-based DVD, entitled "Fiber Optic Connectors." The DVD is the eighth release in the company's Staff Development series of instructional DVDs.
According to The Light Brigade, the aim of the DVD is to make anyone who works with fiber-optics aware of the many types of connectors that are available, their history, and their evolution. The presentation focuses on the many disciplines that are associated with connectors' termination, testing, inspection and cleaning.
Also covered are: the discrete parts of connectors, including plugs, receptacles/adaptors, ferrules/termini, and alignment sleeves; optical and mechanical tolerances and their impact on optical performance; bonding, scribing, polishing, cleaning and visual inspection; i.e., an in-depth look at how to achieve the best possible performance from connectors; specialty connectors such as multi-fiber connectors, military and aerospace connectors, attenuators, terminators, and loopback devices; and the importance of yield, i.e. the actual loaded cost of a termination including the costs of components, consumables, and associated labor.
The material is divided into menu-selectable chapters for easy access. Quizzes are included for content review and/or testing.
The Fiber Optic Connectors DVD (Part # W-6D-181) is available from The Light Brigade at a price of $150. For more information, call (800) 451-7128 or email [email protected].