“Just by touching an end face with your hands can put on enough body oil to cause a problem,” said LANshack President Tony Casazza.
Beachwood, NJ –
December 17, 2012 (PRWEB) December 17, 2012 -- LANshack.com, an online distributor of high quality datacom products - such as copper cabling hardware, fiber optic cable assemblies, tools and testers, recently added the Sticklers® fiber optic cleaning line to offer a cleaning solution for the dust and dirt that can slow down a fiber optic connection.
The makers of Sticklers® claim that “dirt is the enemy,” and that “there are only two physical problems that can affect a fiber network: (1) excessive bending or breaking of the fiber, and/or (2) excessive dirt on the connector end-face.” The line offers a “wet-dry” cleaning system, and is designed to get dirt and dust found on the microscopic level off fiber optic connectors because dirt blocks light and causes back reflection. LANshack now offers the product categories: Fiber Optic Cleaning Fluids, CleanStixx™, Fiber Optic CleanWipes™, and the Sticklers® Fiber Optic Cleaning Kits, including a Military Ready Kit.
Many things can cause this buildup, thereby requiring a fiber optic cleaning solution. “Just by touching an end face with your hands can put on enough body oil to cause a problem,” said LANshack President Tony Casazza. “Airborne dust and other static-charged particles can find their way onto fiber end faces. I have even seen cases where construction in a nearby portion of the building generated enough dust that found its way into the telecom closet and caused network problems,” he said.
Because LANshack.com offers a wide array of fiber optic patch cables as well as fiber optic Pre-Terminated Assemblies, they took on the Sticklers® line to offer their customers a product that serves as an asset when working with fiber optics. “In my 24 years of experience in the field of Network Cabling, in the times when I have been called upon to troubleshoot a Fiber Optic Link that was either slow or completely out of service, I have found that contamination of the end faces was the culprit in about 90% of the cases. Fiber Optic cabling is very hearty and very reliable; however the two worst enemies of fiber would be micro-bending and contamination, and in the case of contamination it is always important to use best practices and clean fiber whenever it becomes exposed,” said Casazza.
The Sticklers® fiber optic cleaning line is now available at http://www.lanshack.com/Fiber-Optic-Cleaning-Products-C517.aspx. To obtain additional product information, call LANshack.com at 888-568-1230.
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Founded in 1997, LANshack.com is an online distributor of high quality datacom products - such as copper cabling hardware, fiber optic cable assemblies, tools and testers - catering to the low voltage cabling industry for use in premise networks, security, and electrical applications.