Midwest Lightwave Inc.
... fiber manufacture or Snell's Law are certainly interesting. However, years of
observing, developing and presenting similar training reveal that information like
this doesn't contribute anything to the technician's accomplishment of his/her or
This does not mean that the technicians should not be exposed to technical
details, definitions, and equations (yes, the dreaded mathematics) that actually DO
contribute to understanding, testing and troubleshooting fiber transmission. For
example, how many technicians are confused about the difference between dB
and dBm, they are not interchangeable. How many technicians are confused
about decibels, alone? Why can you add dB for transmission losses but you can't
add them for reflectance values?
Topics such as this ARE important to a technician's performance. It takes a special
approach to teach students of varying backgrounds how to use and understand
fiber measurements and technical values AS IT RELATES to their job, without
dragging them through a full algebra course on logarithms. Midwest Lightwave
specializes in training students through examples, analogies, and practical
scenarios to promote understanding and ability, not simply knowledge of terms and
definitions. Technicians are not employed for what they know, but for what they
can accomplish with that knowledge.
Let us train your personnel on fiber inspection and cleaning, fiber loss, connector
performance, reflectance, ORL, transmission wavelengths, and OTDR testing to
increase their productivity.