Light Brigade

When classroom training is not an option, the Light Brigade has created 12 professional-quality DVDs that together offer the equivalent of 20 hours of classroom training.
These DVDs incorporate high-quality video clips, animations and graphics to enhance the learning experience. Individually, they can be used as refresher training on key fiber topics or to provide more focus on a specific area of concern. The content is unbiased and provides an international perspective, including film footage and standards. Peer review occurred during both the scripting and production phases.
For those who plan to use the DVDs as staff development tools, they are formatted for easy presentation either by selectable chapters or in continuous play mode. Each DVD includes a quiz in Microsoft® Word format to allow the viewer to test their knowledge. An instructor’s version with answers is available upon request.
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Introduction to Fiber Optics DVD
Fiber optics is an amazing technology that allows our daily voice, video and data transmissions to occur with ever-increasing quality and lower costs. This DVD contains fourteen introductory chapters that have been selected from previous Light Brigade DVDs in order to showca..
The Full Set of 12 DVDs
Our Staff Development DVD set will help you to create your own in-house training program for you and your staff. These DVDs feature interactive menus that allow for unlimited review and refreshers on specific topics. The set includes a student quiz for each topic, as we..
Fundamentals of Fiber Optics DVD
This DVD reviews the fascinating history and evolution of optical fibers and their applications. The DVD examines basic optical theory, terminology, and applications. It incorporates video clips, animations, and graphics detailing how optical fibers are manufactured, teste..
OTDR Theory and Operation DVD
The optical time-domain reflectometer (OTDR) is used to test the light-transmission ability of an optical fiber cable or span, and to determine the location and magnitude of a problem. The OTDR is the most widely used and versatile instrument for testing optical cables durin..
Fiber Optic Test Equipment and Testing Fiber Optic Links DVD
In any complex system, testing and maintenance play a vital role in keeping the system functioning at peak efficiency. Fiber-optic networks are no exception. The test equipment employed by today’s installers and technicians plays a critical part in that role. From simp..
Troubleshooting A Fiber Optic Link DVD
Technicians must have the necessary skills, knowledge, and equipment to efficiently troubleshoot the problems that arise during the installation, termination, splicing, and operation of fiber optic links. It is essential to quickly identify these problems and their locations..
Fiber Optic Cable DVD
Fiber optic cables protect the optical fibers that allow worldwide communications to operate efficiently. Since 1975, cable manufacturers have improved upon designs and materials to offer greater flexibility in cable selection and usage. This DVD discusses the many types of ..
Fiber Optic Splicing DVD
Since fiber optics first appeared in the 1970s, the industry recognized that for it to become a viable transmission technology, reliable splicing methods had to be developed. The ultimate goal was a process that did not require excessive skill or expense to perform yet resul..
Fiber Optic Patch Panels, Splice Closures and Pedestals DVD
In any fiber-optic system, splices and connectors are crucial to system operation and must be properly housed in protective structures to ensure reliable operation. Completed splices must be organized into splice trays, which are designed to hold specific types of splices as..
Fiber Optic Connectors DVD
Since fiber optics first appeared in communication networks, the connector has been critical to the success of the fiber link. The installation of a fiber transmission system would be impossible without some way of connecting fibers with low signal loss. Early connectors suf..
Fiber Optic Active Devices DVD
Electronics play an important role in fiber optic systems because they provide an interface between the optical fiber and equipment such as telephones and computers. These optoelectronic components fall into two broad categories: devices that convert signals between optical ..
Fiber Optic Passive Devices DVD
This DVD serves as a primer on the various types of passive devices that have been developed for use in fiber optic communication systems. These purely optical components work by guiding, refracting, and reflecting light and are a cost-effective alternative to their electro-..
Fiber Optic System Design DVD
Careful design and planning are vital for the long-term reliability of fiber optic systems. This DVD demonstrates how to design a fiber optic transmission system that will suit your requirements now and for years to come. The content focuses on issues that are critical when ..
Fiber Optic Safety DVD
In today’s workplace, job safety has never been more important. Workplace injuries can take an enormous toll in terms of lost quality of life, operating costs of business, and decreased profitability. A successful safety culture begins with an organization’s..