Fibre optic cleaning is an important part of enhancing the performance of a fibre optic network, yet it is often over looked or worse still carried out on unsuitable materials such as clothing.
As demand for more bandwidth increases within Data Centres and Environmental IT environments, ensuring the cleanliness of fibre connections is vital if performance is to be maximised. Even the smallest dust particle can reduce performance or worse still make the network fail. To prevent this happening end-face cleaning and inspection best practices must improve along with ensuring fibres are cleaned before fibres are spliced.
Fibre optic cleaning kits are available for field cleaning connector end-faces and splicer v-grooves along with wipes for cleaning fibres before they are spliced together.
One-Click® push-type cleaners are available to quickly and effectively clean the end-face of connectors on jumpers or through adapters with a wide variety available for use with various connectors. These provide a low cost and effective way to clean your connectors to maximise performance.
Testing and inspection also helps improve performance and with this in mind EDP Europe supplies a range of fibre & copper network testing equipment including OTDRs, Power & Light Meters, Visual Fault Identifiers and connector inspection systems.