Fibre Talk Blogs

Cat6A Ultra-Thin Copper Patch Cables

As the rapidconnect Cat6A Ultra Thin Patch Cables have a thin design, they improve airflow within servers, therefore reducing the risk of down time. Furthermore, LSZH...

What is Fibre Optics – Video 1

What is Fibre Optics? In this video we explore it, where the technology originally came from, what the first uses were and the basics of what it constitutes. Watch the What...

How Does Fibre Work? – Video 2

How Does Fibre Work? Fibre work’s by bouncing light from one end of the fibre down to the other, just like a person sliding down a water slide. To prevent the light from...

Anderson Calibration Service

The Anderson Product Calibration service is here to suit your needs! We offer a multitude of different calibrations for various Yamasaki Devices. These include but...

The Structure of Optical Fibre – Video 3

The structure of an optical fibre usually consists of some main elements, that is the, Core, cladding buffer and outer coating. These are usually universal in Fibre Optic...

The Advantages of Fibre Optics – Video 4

In this video, we will cover the advantages of Fibre Optics, that is: a more secure network connection, less attenuation and much greater distances covered than...

Yamasaki TT1315 Fiber Optic Talk Set

The Yamasaki TT1315 Fiber Optic Talk Set is designed to achieve crystal clear, full duplex Digital Audio, hands-free communication over any spare Singlemode fibre....

What is Attenuation Part 1 – Video 5

In this video we explore and discuss Absorption and it’s main causes. Absorption is the portion of attenuation in optical fibre caused by the conversion of optical power...

What is Attenuation Part 2 – Video 6

This video instalment will cover the scattering that occurs as part of cable attenuation. This is whereby all or some of the optical power in a mode is transferred...

What is Attenuation Part 3 – Video 7

What is Dispersion? It is caused by the spreading of the light pulse as it travels down the length of an optical fibre. It also limits the bandwidth or information carrying...

What is Attenuation Part 4 – Video 8

Today, we discuss and look at bending loss in Attenuation, specifically what causes it and how it can be avoided. It is usually caused by two different losses, Microbending...

What is Numerical Aperture – Video 9

In this video we explore what Numerical Aperture is in fibre optics, we look at its causes, what it does to a fibre optic link and we also look at what can be done to...

Rapidconnect Mini Loose Tube Fibre Optic Cable

The new thinner and lighter weight rapidconnect Mini Loose Tube design, provides the cable with greater flexibility allowing for tighter bends around compact spaces....

What is OM1 – Video 10

What is OM1? In this video, we begin discussing the basics of Optical Multimode cable, starting with OM1 cable. This particular cable comes with an orange Nylon...

What is OM2 – Video 11

What is OM2? In this video, we look at it’s construction, it’s uses, applications and the reasons it has never seen significant growth like other cable standards. Watch the...

Yamasaki Test & Measurement Hire!

The Yamasaki Test/Measurement Hire! 1 day or 1 week – hiring products from Anderson Corporation has now been made easier than ever We are offering three...

What is OM3 – Video 12

What is OM3? OM3 is a variant of Optical Multimode cable, most commonly having an aqua nylon jacket and a 50 micron core. It is a very common fibre type to have...

What is OM4 – Video 13

What is OM4? In this video we explore the OM4 cable standard, on of the highest performing Multimode cable standards in the Fibre Optics Industry. As such, it is very...

Yamasaki 10G Bi-Directional SFP

The new Yamasaki 10G SFP is lightweight, hot pluggable and compact in design, enabling it to be the cutting-edge of the new generation of networking products! This...

What is OM5 – Video 14

What is OM5? In this video we explore the OM5 cable standard, a cable that is notorious for incredible bandwidth over a much shorter distance, but still within the...

rapidconnect 148S Fully Loaded Enclosure

The rapidconnect 148S Fully Loaded Enclosure is here to suit your needs! Promoting efficient and organised cable management, it is the perfect tool for fast setup and...

What is OS1 – Video 15

What is OS1? In this video we explore the OS1 Cable, the first Singlemode cable introduced to the industry, with a smaller core and only one mode of travel for light to...

rapidconnect MTP/MPO One Click Cleaner

The MTP-MPO One Click enables a user to clean both dust and oils off the end face of an MTP/MPO Connector. With over 600 engagements per unit, it is easy to use and...

What is OS2 – Video 16

What is OS2? In this video we explore the OS2 Singlemode Optical Fibre. This cable utilizes a Loose Tube design whilst OS1 cable utilizes a Tight Buffered Construction,...

Yamasaki 100G QSFP

The Yamasaki 100G QSFP is the next generation of QSFP modules from Yamasaki. They are lightweight and compact which ensures ease of maintenance, installation,...

OS1 vs OS2 – Video 17

In this video, join us as we discuss OS1 vs OS2. We go into depth about what OS1 and OS2 mean, the specific requirements needing to be met to achieve the OS2...

Yamasaki Y34 OTDR

The Yamasaki Y34 OTDR utilizes a combination of two Multimode wavelengths; 850 and 1300 nanometres and two Singlemode wavelengths; 1310 and 1550 nanometres...

Loose Tube Cable – Video 18

Loose Tube Cable are a variant of cable specifically designed for harsh outdoor environments, designed to withstand heat, cold, water, lightning strikes and direct...

rapidconnect Fibre Optic Attenuators

rapidconnect Fibre Optic Attenuators are used to reduce the transmitted power of a fibre optic system. They are fixed, therefore designed to maintain the same...

Rodent Proof Cable – Video 19

Loose Tube Cable are a variant of cable specifically designed for harsh outdoor environments, designed to withstand heat, cold, water, lightning strikes and direct...

rapidconnect CAT6 Copper Patch Cables

rapidconnect CAT6 Copper Patch Cables are here to deliver excellent performance for your networks! As Unshielded Twisted Pair Cables are one of the most frequently...

All-Dielectric Self-Supporting Cable (ADSS) – Video 20

Loose Tube Cable are a variant of cable specifically designed for harsh outdoor environments, designed to withstand heat, cold, water, lightning strikes and direct...

rapidconnect Bend Insensitive Patch Cables

rapidconnect Bend Insensitive Patch Cables have been designed to allow for a 7.5mm reduced bend radius whilst maintaining low insertion and return losses. This...

Fibre Optic Cable Selection – Video 21

Loose Tube Cable are a variant of cable specifically designed for harsh outdoor environments, designed to withstand heat, cold, water, lightning strikes and direct...

rapidconnect HF96 Horizontal FOSC

The rapidconnect HF96 Horizontal FOSC Splice Closure is the new excellent Horizontal FOSC by Anderson Corporation! Made to extremely high standards, this...

Pre Terminated Fibre Optic Cable – Video 22

Fibre Optic Pre-Terminated Cable offers a cheaper and less time consuming alternative in fibre installation. Terminating installed optical fibre cables can be...

rapidconnect CAT6 Ultra Thin Patch Cables

The rapidconnect CAT6 Ultra Thin Patch Cables are the copper cabling solution. It is the quick and easy solution for connecting components such as routers, servers and...

Fibre Optic Connector Types Part 1 – Video 23

There are a multitude of Fibre Optic Connector Types available in the industry. The main requirement of a connector is that the end of the fibre is held accurately in...

rapidconnect GRP Armoured Rodent Proof Fibre Optic Cable

The rapidconnect GRP Armoured Fibre Optic Cable is the solution for many applications. The all dielectric design negates any issues concerning lightning strikes...

Fibre Optic Connector Types Part 2 – Video 24

MTP/MPO Connectors are a Fibre connector type used for more specific industry purposes. MPO stands for Multi-Fibre Push one, whilst MTP stands for Multi-Fibre...

Yamasaki Y30 Series OTDR

The Yamasaki Y30 Series OTDR series offers 3 different models with wavelengths ranging from 850 to 1625 nanometers. With a shorter dead zone, the Yamasaki Y30...

Fibre Optic Connector Types Part 3 – Video 25

Connector installation is an important part of any Fibre Optic Network. There are different ways to terminate fibre optic connector types. There are two ways to...

Yamasaki R142 Media Converter Chassis

The Yamasaki R142 Media Converter Chassis is the perfect space saver and is ideal for medium to high-density applications. It can hold up to 14 Yamasaki media...

Choosing the Right Connector – 26 Video

Choosing the right connector is important to ensuring network integrity. If you have an air gap when connection is made, it will cause high-back reflection. Too much of...

Fibre Optic Safety – Video 27

Safety in Fibre Optics is such an integral aspect to preventing yourself from harm and additionally also stopping any potential damage to your network. Taking measures...

Cleanliness Part 1 – Video 28

Fibre Optic Cleanliness is important to ensuring the wellbeing of your Fibre network. Contamination in the form of dust or dirt is the most recurring problem when it...

Attenuation in Optical Fibre – Digital Communication

Attenuation in Optical Fibre is the amount of light lost between input and output. Total attenuation is the sum of all losses. There are generally 4 different types of...

Cleanliness Part 2 – Video 29

Defects include all detectable non-linear features that can typically be cleaned. Defects can be removed in three stages, either during manufacturing whilst the cable...

Cleanliness Part 3 – Video 30

Using Wet Solutions in Fibre are an efficient way to remove dirt and grease contamination when a dry method alone is unable to remove them. This can consist...

Fibre Optic Preparation Part 1 – Video 31

Before any Fibre ends can be connected together, they first must under preparation through cleaning and cleaving. The many layers of jacketing protecting the Fibres...

Fibre Optic Preparation Part 2 – Video 32

A key stage of any Fibre Optic Cable installation is the stage of Splicing. There are usually two ways of doing this, either through Mechanical or Fusion Splicing....

Fibre Optic Preparation Part 3 – Video 33

Sealing and Protecting is important to ensure that the connected Fibres are protected from bending and covered by a sufficient sealant to protect against the elements....

Mechanical Splicing – Video 34

Just like Fusion Splicing is used to create an arc and weld two fibres together, so can Mechanical splicing be used to create a joint between two fibres, allowing light to...

Mode Conditioning Cable – Video 35

Mode Conditioning Cable or (MCC), are used to support applications where Gigabit Ethernet Routers, switches or transceivers are used were an existing Fibre Optic...

Fibre Optic Tools & Termination Kits – Video 36

Fibre Optic installations, handling and preparation requires tools. As such you must consider the different Fibre Optic Tools & Termination Kits available to you. Every...

Fibre Optic Patch Cable Selection – Video 37

A Fibre Optic Patch cable can be used for many different applications. However, in order to select the best possible cable for your network, you must ensure you know...

Fibre Optic Adaptors – Video 38

In this video, we cover how Fibre Optic Adaptors or Fibre Couplers play an important role in aligning and mating individual fibres together. If Fibre Optic connectors aren’t properly, then loss may occur at the mating point. Watch the Fibre Optic Adaptors Video! Watch more of our Anderson University Series here! Be sure to check […]

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Rack Mount Enclosures – Video 39

In this video, we cover how Fibre Optic Adaptors or Fibre Couplers play an important role in aligning and mating individual fibres together. If Fibre Optic connectors aren’t...

Wall Mount Enclosures – Video 40

In this weeks instalment, Devin covers the Fibre Optic Breakout Trays, commonly referred to in the industry as FOBOTs. ! In this video, we will discuss the purpose and...

Fibre Optic Test Equipment OFI

Fibre optic test equipment by Yamasaki - contact their Australian Distributor Anderson Corporation for more details....

Splice Cassettes – Video 41

In this video, Devin covers the nature of functionality of Splice Cassettes. These, or splice trays have been specifically designed to house, hold and manage these heat...

How to Use A Fusion Splicer

Yamasaki Fusion splicer Y85 video tutorial. How easy it is to use this fusion splicer....

Yamasaki V5000 WiFi Videoscope

The Yamasaki V5000 WiFi Inspection Microscope is the answer to all your fibre optic testing needs. It is reliable, stable and smart, offering a full 12 Months of Warranty...

The Yamasaki TVFI Visible Fault Identifier

The Yamasaki TVFI Visible Fault Identifier is a practical palm sized solution for finding breaks, bends and faulty connectors or splices in fibre optic cable. It works by...

Yamasaki 1.25 Gigabit SFP

The Yamasaki 1.25 Gigabit SFPs are available from Anderson Corporation and are ready to ship at your request. There are several options available to you within the...

rapidconnect Fibre Optic Pigtails

rapidconnect Fibre Optic Pigtails Thumbnail come with extremely low insertion and return loss, ensuring easy cable management. With this product, you can always...

Yamasaki TS21 Fiber Scout

The Yamasaki TS21 Fiber Scout operates on the Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR) principle to determine the length of Singlemode fibers. It is a cost effective...

Yamasaki C400 Media Converter

The Yamasaki C400 Media Converter can handle any type of 1000BASE SFP whether it be Multimode, Singlemode, or even another RJ45. The innovative LED indicators...

Rapidconnect MTP Elite and Low Loss MPO Multifibre Trunk Cables

The rapidconnect MTP Elite & MPO Trunk Cables are custom made according to individual requirements and are available in a wide variety of fibre types and modes. ...

Yamasaki 40 Gigabit Quad SFPs

The Yamasaki 40 Gigabit Quad QSFP is the next generation of networking modules from Yamasaki. The 40G QSFP transceivers are lightweight, hot-pluggable and...

rapidconnect Indoor Outdoor Fibre Optic Cable

The rapidconnect Indoor Outdoor Fibre Optic Cable is designed to meet both the stringent environmental requirements typical of outside plant cable and the...

Salamander Fibre Optic Cleaning and Inspection Kits

Maintenance is fundamental for the success of all fibre optic cabling systems, in this video we look at the Salamander Fibre Optic Cleaning & Inspection Kits which can...

Yamasaki Y24 Quad OTDR

Today we take a look at the Yamasaki Y24 Quad OTDR. We analyze its features, we talk about the functionality of the unit and why the Yamasaki 20 Series of ODTR’s is...

rapidconnect Loose Tube Fibre Optic Cable

The rapidconnect Loose Tube Fibre Optic Cable is manufactured in Australia for Australian conditions. Whether this be Nylon Jacketed, a PE Sacrificial Sheath or...

rapidconnect Pre-Terminated Fibre Optic Cable

The rapidconnect Pre-Terminated Fibre Optic Cable allows reduced time on site and eliminates waste hence reducing costs. Each Pre-Terminated Fibre Optic Cable...

Yamasaki Y90 Fusion Splicer

The Yamasaki Y90 Fusion Splicer is the latest in fiber optic splicing technology from Yamasaki. It’s smaller and more portable design makes it ideal for use in FTTH...

How to install an SC APC 0.9mm Fibre

In this video we show you how to install an SC APC 0.9mm Fibre. Watch the video closely to learn some tips and tricks on it. Watch the how to install an SC APC...

Salamander FibreClick One Click Cleaner

The Salamander One Click Cleaner is Anderson’s response for any cleaning maintenance required in your fibre optic networks. This is an affordable and simple...

Yamasaki 10G SFP’s

The Yamasaki 10G SFPs are the next generation of SFP modules from Yamasaki. These SFP+ transceivers are hot pluggable, compact and lightweight while still being...

Salamander Fibre Optic Termination Kit

Our Salamander Termination Kit comes in three different options: – Basic Fibre Optic Termination Kit: Contains the necessary tools for terminations. – Deluxe Fibre Optic...

rapidconnect Fibre Optic Patch Cables

rapidConnect Fibre Optic Patch Cables are offered in a large diverse range, enabling our customers to select options based off their networking requirements. Length,...