Fiber optics is a type of guided media used for the purpose of data transmission which has made communication much faster and easier in the present time. Optical fibers are made from glass threads which are called fibers. They carry a large bandwidth when compared to any other media and are less prone to noise disturbance. That is the reason they are being prominently used in the telecommunication industry replacing the traditional lines of communication.
This technology is today serving as the backbone of several industries for communication purpose. However, fiber optics is very delicate and any adulteration or dust particle on these fibers can disrupt the entire channel putting a halt of the entire organization. An unclean optical fiber can hamper the entire communication channels. That is the reason performing fiber optic testing and cleaning on a period basis is essential to ensure smooth and uninterrupted flow of communication.
Basically a connector is the key of the entire network that keeps it working. And this is the main part that needs most of the cleaning and care. Therefore, keeping the fiber cable network connectors clean and smooth is the key to uninterrupted flow of data and communication. To serve the same purpose, manufacturers have launched a number of fiber optic inspection and testing equipment. Some of them include MINIAVIT, AFC-3000, FASTMT, CFC-600L, AVIT, etc.
AVIT or automated visual inspection tool is used for fiber optic inspection on a large scale. It is an automated tool for the inspection purpose.
MiniAVIT on the other hand is a smaller version of automated visual inspection. It is used for the purpose of fiber cable inspection directly over the fixture or polishing plate. This tool is used during the inspection phase of fiber cable manufacturing. For example, in process, post-polishing and final stage of inspection, etc.
FASTMT is an easier tool for inspection purpose. It is used to inspect MT style connectors.
In addition to the above-mentioned fiber optic testing equipments, some other products that come under the category of cleaning products include AFC-3000, CFC-600CL, CFC-600L. For example, AFC-3000 tool is battery operated which has a cleaning cycle of three seconds. CFCs stand for cartridges which are used to pull the cleaning thread with constantly built tension over the cartridge’s edge.
One can choose from the pool of available testing, inspection and cleaning products to ensure no fiber optic cable failure. Also, getting in touch with professional fiber optic cleaning companies would be a better option, if you do not how to perform the cleaning on your own. Besides, in a situation where there is room for failure of fiber optic network, these companies are the best option.