Fiber Optic Tech Tips

    

How to Extend a Copper Network with a Fiber Optic Assembly


In this 60 second video, we explain why you would need to use fiber optic cabling instead of copper cabling, and how to convert the fiber optic signal back to copper on either end of the run. 



How to Use a Fiber Optic Termination Box

In this 60 second video, we go over why you should use a fiber optic termination box. If you're running an assembly more than 2 strands, we recommending terminating it within a box to keep your connectors free from dust and contamination, and for a neater installation.



Tactical & Rugged Pre-Terminated Fiber Optic Assembly

Our QuickTreX® Tactical & Rugged Pre-Terminated Fiber Optic Assemblies are a great option for deployment situations where your fiber may be stepped upon or even driven over. It comes on a heavy duty Schill deployment reel and are designed to be quickly deployed and retrieved. These Schill reels include a door which houses the connectors for safe and secure storage while not in use. 



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Tech Tip: How to Cut a Bolt with a Plier and Screwdriver

Anyone who does Network Cabling Installation work may at times run into a situation where they have to cut a bolt down to a certain length. Few technicians carry Bolt-Cutter Tools so they need an alternate way to cut the bolt without destroying the threads. This installation technique shows you how to cut a bolt using a simple Plier and Screwdriver and saving the threads! This tip will surely come in very handy.







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Choosing a Conduit Size for Fiber Optic Cabling

Choosing a Conduit Size for Fiber Optic Cabling (Pre-Terminated)

We here at LANshack.com have been selling Pre-Terminated Fiber Optic Cable Assemblies for over 15 years. Our success rate with our customers is a virtually unheard of 99.9%. That is absolutely amazing. To attain such a high success rate, first we build in the quality into the assembly and secondly, we make sure that our customers are well educated in the techniques of installation. This video gives them a great start in obtaining some of the most important installation techniques.

 
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How to Remove a Pulling Basket from a Fiber Optic Pre-Terminated Assembly

Published on Aug 1, 2012

How to Remove a Pulling Basket from a Fiber Optic Pre-Terminated Assembly. Important Note: This tutorial covers QuickTreX Brand assemblies. Other manufacturers may have different prodedures.

 
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How to use a Flashlight to Test Multimode Fiber Optic Cable: Quick and Easy Method

Published on Aug 8, 2012

Did you know that it is possible to test Multimode Fiber Optic Cable with a simple flashlight? It is so easy to do and we show you how in this video. For the most useful flashlight you have ever seen go to http://www.LANshack.com/FlashlightPAL

 
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How to Splice an Innerduct: Working with Fiber Optic Pre-Terminated Assemblies

Published on Jun 26, 2012

In this video, Tony Casazza shows you how to splice two sections of innerduct together. Also, you may be doing an installation and realize that the pull is too difficult in which case Tony shows you how to "break-in" into the mid sections of a run, pull the cable and then splice the duct back into a single continuous piece. This is a valuable tip especially when working with Fiber Optic Pre-Terminated Assemblies (AKA: Fiber Whips(R))

 
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How to Pre lubricate a conduit

Published on Jan 11, 2013

Field conditions can cause excessive pulling force which in turn can ruin the cable. Many people know the importance of lubricating the cable but very few know that they can actually pre-lubricate the conduit. Knowing this technique can save you tons of money and time on your next install.

Buy our Pre-Terminated Fiber Optic Assemblies at http://www.lanshack.com/Pre-Terminated-Assemblies-C15.aspx

For ropes, cable lubricant, and other installation tools and hardware, go to http://www.lanshack.com/Cable-Installation-C203.aspx

 
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How to Install a Pre-terminated Fiber Optic Assembly (Easy Installation)

Published on Jul 24, 2012

How to Install a Pre-terminated Fiber Optic Assembly (Easy Installation). In this video we show you how you can easilly install fiber optics with no prior knowledge of fiber optic termination or installation. We ran a Pre-Terminated Fiber Optic assembly across a warehouse and made the connections in less than one hour.

 

How To's & Tech Tips

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Tech Tip Preparing Various Types of Cables for Pulling

Published on Feb 1, 2013

In this video Tony shows you different cable pulling techniques and how to prepare for pulling.

 
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Tech Tip How to: Modifying Snagless Boots on Cat 5 and Cat 6 RJ-45 Connectors

Published on Aug 21, 2012

Tech Tip How to: Modifying Snagless Boots on Cat 5 and Cat 6 RJ-45 Connectors. Don't you hate those bubble caps on booted Cat 5 and Ca6 6 RJ-45 connectors? In this video, Jennifer shows you how to easily eliminate them for good.

 
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How to install a cat 6a and cat 6 shielded modular plugs with our patented loadbar

Published on Jan 8, 2013

How to install a cat 6a and cat 6 shielded modular plugs with our patented loadbar. Shielded Cat 6A (and Cat 6) cabling systems have been growing steadily in popularity for the past 36 months or so. Finding a system that is both easy to install and produces great repeatable results is fantastic. That is what you get with the QuickTreX System. This video contains the simple installation instructions.

 
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How to make a Cat 6 Patch Cable: Install a Cat 6 Connector (or Cat 5E): Easy Loadbar Method

Published on Aug 28, 2012

How to Install a Cat 6 Connector (or Cat 5E -same procedure) How to make a Cat 6 Patch Cable, Easy Loadbar Method

 
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How to Install RG6 Quadshield Waterproof Compression and Hex

Uploaded on Sep 9, 2008

Tony Casazza, CEO of Lanshack.com, demonstrates how to Install RG6 Quadshield Waterproof Compression and Hex Crimp Connectors using the Quick-Cat™ System

 

Fiber Optic How-To Complete Installation Guide - Chapter 1 to 11

Click Hereto watch the entire series in a playlist.

Introduction

Hi this is Tony Casazza from LANshack.com and I would like to introduce you to what I consider to be a very comprehensive and useful video on installing a Pre-Terminated Fiber Optic cable in a commercial building. A while back I was asked to install a fiber optic cable in a local High School. Their goal was for me to install a cable that would allow them to broadcast a live video feed from the High School Auditorium to their Municipal TV channel. Years earlier, a fiber optic cable had been run from the TV studio in the Municipal Building to a Fiber Optic Termination box located on the West end of the High School. In order to get the live video feed to work, we needed to extend the fiber connection in the High School that originated from the TV studio to the camera location in the auditorium that was about 400 feet away. So my first task was to verify the connection from the TV studio in the Municipal Building to the Fibers terminated in the high school. Once this was done, we installed a singlemode fiber inside of an innerduct from the Fiber termination box to the camera location in the Auditorium. Once it was connected we tested the connection from end to end and used it to transmit a video feed to live TV.

In this video series, you will learn how to:

  • Trace and identify an existing Singlemode fiber that was run between two buildings
  • Use Fishtape to snake a pullstring across a dropped ceiling
  • Use the installed pullstring to install an innerduct across a dropped ceiling
  • Pull a Pre-Terminated Fiber through the innerduct
  • Extend the fiber in the 2nd building using the newly installed Fiber Optic cable
  • Test and connect the end to end connectio
 
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Fiber Optic Tutorial Chapter 1: How to use a VFL to trace, verify, and test continuity of fiber

Uploaded on Jan 21, 2010

Fiber Optic Tutorial - Chapter 1 - Using a VFL to trace, verify, and test continuity of fiber.

 
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Fiber Optic Tutorial Chapter 2: How to use a VFL to trace, verify, and test continuity of fiber

Uploaded on Jan 21, 2010

Fiber Optic Tutorial - Chapter 2 - Using a VFL to trace, verify, and test continuity of fiber (Continued)

 
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Fiber Optic Tutorial Chapter 3: How to Fish Wires Through a Wall or Ceiling (Snaking)

Uploaded on Jan 21, 2010

Fiber Optic Tutorial - Chapter 3 - How to Fish Wires Through a Wall or Ceiling. Using a Fishtape to snake across a dropped ceiling for the purpose of installing a fiber optic Pre-Terminated assembly and Innerduct from Point A to Point B

 
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Fiber Optic Tutorial Chapter 4: How to Prepare an Innerduct for Installation

Uploaded on Jan 21, 2010

Fiber Optic Tutorial - Chapter 4 - Preparation of an Innerduct for Installation

 
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Fiber Optic Tutorial Chapter 5: How to pull Innerduct Into the ceiling (First 200 Feet)

Uploaded on Jan 21, 2010

Fiber Optic Tutorial - Chapter 5 - Pulling in the First 200 Feet of Innerduct Into the ceiling

 
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Fiber Optic Tutorial Chapter 6: How to pull Innerduct Into the ceiling (Second 200 Feet)

Uploaded on Jan 21, 2010

Fiber Optic Tutorial - Chapter 7 - Pulling in the Second 200 Feet of Innerduct Into the ceiling

 
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Fiber Optic Tutorial - Chapter 7 - How to pull Innerduct Into the ceiling (Second 200 Feet Cont.)

Uploaded on Jan 21, 2010

Fiber Optic Tutorial - Chapter 7 - Completing the Second 200 Feet of Innerduct Into the ceiling

 
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Fiber Optic Tutorial Chapter 8: How to make a Splice to Connect Sections of Innerduct Together

Published on Jul 24, 2012

Fiber Optic Tutorial - Chapter 7 - Making a Splice to Connect Both Sections of Innerduct Together

 
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Fiber Optic Tutorial Chapter 9: How to Prepare to Pull in the Pre-Terminated Fiber Optic Assembly

Published on Jul 24, 2012

Fiber Optic Tutorial - Chapter 9 - Preparing to Pull in the Pre-Terminated Fiber Optic Assembly

 
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Fiber Optic Tutorial Chapter 10: How to Pull in the Pre-Terminated Fiber Optic Assembly

Published on Jul 24, 2012

Fiber Optic Tutorial - Chapter 10 - Preparing in the Pre-Terminated Fiber Optic Assembly

 
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Fiber Optic Tutorial Chapter 11: How to test the Fiber Optic Cable from End to End (Completion)

Published on Jul 24, 2012

Fiber Optic Tutorial - Chapter 11 - Testing the Fiber Optic Cable from End to End

 

Features Fiber Optic Products

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All About Our Fiber Optic Pre-Terminated Cables

Published on Jul 16, 2012

LANshack.com has been selling Custom Pre-Terminated Multi-strand Fiber optic Assemblies for 14 Years (as of November 2011) on the internet with an incredible 99.9% success rate which is much longer than any other company. Tony Casazza shows us the benefits of a quality assembly made under our "house-brand" called "QuickTreX Fiber Whips" and how you can install fiber optic cable like a pro.

 
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All About Our MTP-MPO Cables and Cassettes

Published on Jan 24, 2013

MTP / MPO fiber optic cabling systems are among the most popular in the industry. This is due mainly to their compact size and simplicity of installation and quick deployment. In this video you will learn about the 12 Fiber MTP connector and the 12 and 24 fiber MTP Cassettes that easily make the transition from MTP to ST, SC, LC, and many others. The video explains about the names MTP and MPO and that MPO is the actual industry name for this connector but a company called US Connec Trademarked their own version of this connector called the MTP and that this name became so popular that it far surpassed the true name (MPO).

 

Featured Products

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Featuring our Kronos, Helios, and Hyperion Tool Kits

QuickTreX Electro-Tech toolkits are designed for real world professional electricians, electronic technicians, premise network and low voltage and cabling installers. Our Electro-Tech toolkits have all of the tools that you'll ever need and then some. Here are just a few points of interest:

  • Tool Case: The Titan Series cases are great looking while being virtually indestructible, waterproof, and are engineered to last a lifetime.
  • General Hand Tools: An amazing set of 27 different screwdrivers, and incredibly useful 58 Piece Ratchet and Driver Bit set that includes a flexible shaft, Professional electrical pliers, hammer, various wrenches, level, measuring tape, Fish Tape, 50-Ft x 1/8", and much, much more.
  • Datacomm Hand Tools: Professional Grade Crimpers, Termination tools, Wire Strippers, Wire and Kevlar Scissors, etc.
  • Test and Trace: Cable tester with 8 remotes, Tone Generator and Probe for tracing cables.
  • Safety: Protective Eyewear, Work Gloves.
  • Utility: Tool Pouch, Hat with magnification, jeweler's loupe, parts jars, a high end LED flashlight and the All of the tools in this kit are "Professional Grade". We defy you to find a better or more complete toolkit at any price!

At QuickTreX, we have a strong passion for our tools and a great admiration for the people who use them. We believe that the professionals who choose our tools take great pride in their workmanship and therefore deserve nothing but the very best. Our tools have been honed to achieve perfection and are thoroughly designed, engineered and tested by experts under real-world conditions.

The QuickTreX mission is to make products that enable technicians to swiftly and accurately accomplish their short and long-term goals (their treks, or "TreX") with high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution, just like the swift and athletic cheetah symbolized in our logo. amazing Flashlight PAL. Here we feature our Kronos, Helios, and Hyperion Tool Kits. Buy them at LANshack.com.

 
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Featuring Our Flashlight Pal Swivel Holster Set

Published on Aug 8, 2012

Swivel Holster & Flashlight FlashLight PAL™ is your ultimate FlashLight Companion. It gives you light HANDS-FREE!

  • Attach it to your collar
  • Attach it to your hat
  • Use it with a longnose pliers to fashion a tripod
  • Wear it comfortably and securely all day on your pants pocket
  • No more holding a flashlight in your mouth or scrunching it between your neck and your shoulder. No more fumbling in the dark. No more being without light wherever and whenever you need it.

Unlimited Uses:

  • Home and Personal
  • Camping
  • Tradesmen
  • Emergencies
  • Law Enforcement
  • Search and Rescue
 
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Featuring The Network Administrator Tool Kit

Published on Aug 8, 2012

http://www.lanshack.com/Network-Administrator-Toolkit-V2-LANPRO-Series-by-QuickTreX-P5838C325.aspx

The "Network Administrator II" is the ultimate toolkit for anyone who is responsible for maintaining a local area network. For network port and cable tracing we have included the Psiber(TM) CABLETRACKER Network ID KIT which can identify both live or dormant cable connections. We have engineered this kit to be the best of its kind and the best value that you'll find anywhere.

The following is a very brief description of the contents of the kit: Datacomm Hand Tools: Professional Grade Crimpers, Termination tools, Wire Strippers, Wire and Kevlar Scissors, etc. Test and Trace: Professional Cable tester (model with 8 remotes optional), Psiber CABLETRACKER Network ID KIT for port and cable tracing.

Tool Case: The Featherweight Series "Pro2Go" case is designed and built "Professional" in every aspect and thus are a prime choice for Professionals. In addition to organized storage for all of the tools and testers (Etc.) in the kit, the case has provisions for storing a laptop computer, documents and manuals. Comes with comfort handles and a shoulder strap for easy carrying. They are especially suited for those who frequently travel with their tools due to their light weight. Engineered to last a lifetime. Size: 18"W x 12.5"H x 9.5"D

General Hand Tools:An amazing set of 27 different screwdrivers, Precision Diagonal Cut Pliers, Super Duty "Quick Knife II"

Datacomm Hand Tools:Professional Grade Crimpers, Termination tools, Wire Strippers, Wire and Kevlar Scissors, etc.

Utility:Telescoping mirror, jeweler's loupe, parts bags, a high end LED flashlight and the amazing Flashlight PAL.

http://www.lanshack.com/Network-Administrator-Toolkit-V2-LANPRO-Series-by-QuickTreX-P5838C325.aspx