Fiber Best Practice: Loss-Length (Tier 1) Fiber Certification

The Fiber Best Practice Series was designed by Fluke Networks to educate about important optical fiber best practices, including:
  • Fiber inspection and cleaning
  • Loss-length (Tier 1) fiber certification
  • Fiber plant characterization and troubleshooting
(Tier 2 certification)
This white paper details the best practice of loss-length (tier 1) fiber certification.
With 40 G/100 G infrastructure deployments in the datacenter becoming reality, the shrinking loss bud­gets of optical fiber cabling due to increasing band­width demands mean that reliable and efficient initial installations are now more important than ever. To minimize costly installer/contractor callbacks, network technician troubleshooting time, and unnecessary net­work downtimes, fiber-handling best practices should always be followed.