Light Brigade touts new DVD on patch panels, closures, and pedestals

July 13, 2006 Tukwila, WA -- The Light Brigade today launched its new menu-based DVD, "Fiber Optic Patch Panels, Closures and Pedestals," the seventh release in the company's Staff Development series.

Jul 13th, 2006

July 13, 2006 Tukwila, WA -- The Light Brigade today launched its new menu-based DVD, "Fiber Optic Patch Panels, Closures and Pedestals," the seventh release in the company's Staff Development series.

The DVD explains the various needs and roles that cable management products fulfill. Following the introduction of cable and fiber management applications, the DVD examines each category of cross-connect products typically used in local, metropolitan, wide and storage area networks and how each product is integrated with optical cable.

Chapters include the roles and key points for patch panels, splice panels, distribution panels, entrance enclosures, LAN panels, OSP splice closures, FTTx splice closures, fiber distribution hubs, and pedestals. Content also includes two bonus chapters on how to prepare loose- and tight-buffered cables. Each chapter includes content for installers on cable preparation, pigtail splicing, and fiber management.

The professionally filmed lab and field footage, along with detailed graphics and animations, make this an essential training tool for any organization, say Light Brigade staffers. It is structured into user-selectable chapters that allow for easy viewing of specific topics applicable to the viewer's needs. The DVD also features student and instructor quizzes.

Other highlights include:
• Cable preparation for in-line, mid-entry, end access;
• Cable and fiber management for the OSP, LAN, MAN, and SAN;
• FTTx disciplines--mid-entries, distribution, and drop cables;
• FTTx products, FDHs, closures, and pedestals;
• Entrance facilities and splice panels as transition points;
• Fiber management bays--centralized vs. decentralized cabling;
• NEC requirements and TIA/EIA terminology;
• Bonding and grounding of cable elements;.
• Environmental sealing and protection in the OSP; and
• Splitters, six-packs, and pigtails.

For more information about the DVD, "Fiber Optic Patch Panels, Closures and Pedestals," visit the company's Web site at .

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