Possibly the fastest-growing segment of the fiber industry, FTTH and other FTTx installations bring enormous economic and technical challenges. The economics can be tough because of the lack of customer density on long, thin routes; the cost of sustaining and repairing can overwhelm the initial construction budget.
In this environment, speed, consistency and cost control is critical. The Sticklers™ product line offers a number of useful tools that help you remain super-competitive while producing a quality product.
Outside plant fiber deployments are challenging. Connectors and fiber splices need to be physically strong to endure the harsh environment. Splicing and repairing is done in the field, with dust, rain and snow a common problem.
In our video-centric world, divering HD video without signal loss is a challenge, especially when the broadcast originates at a football stadium, golf course or news scene. The SMTPE connector is the device of choice, delivering power and optical channels in one rugged connector. Only Sticklers makes it easy to clean these challenging devices.
Fiber optic cables deliver sufficient bandwidth to handle all the YouTube videos and streaming football games customers want to buy. Cleaning these cables right before the antenna is a challenge, high in the air.
Data centers, telco central offices, cable head-ends and enterprise networks live indoors, so one might think cleaning would be easy. Not so. Reconfigurations require frequent re-matings, which create dust.
Cleaning lenses, prisms, diffraction gratings, optical filters, mirrors and other photonic devices can be challenging but MicroCare makes it easy.