Following industry demand, Sticklers™ Fiber Optic Cleaners has launched two new kits aimed at giving technicians who service Fiber-To-The Antenna (FTTA) and Fiber-To-The-Home (FTTH) all the tools necessary to ensure perfectly clean fiber.
To prevent contamination from degrading an FTTA network, field technicians should be provided with the right tools. It is important to clean every end-face, both sides, every time they are installed, tested or reconfigured, whether that is at base level or on top of the tower. The same is true for FTTH. If fiber is not kept contaminant-free, it will severely affect the long-term reliability of any network.
To help in the fight to keep fiber clean, Sticklers™ Fiber Optic Cleaners has created two new cleaning kits. Each kit incorporates all the tools required to improve optical network performance with installer-grade high-quality cleaning products.
“Having listened to our customers, we have put together these tailor-made fiber optic cleaning kits designed specifically for FTTA and FTTH networks,” explained Brian Teague, Sticklers™ Fiber Optic Cleaners Product Manager.
“Sticklers™ Fiber Optic Cleaning Kits give installers a one-stop solution to perfectly clean fiber with a full-line of affordable, superior cleaning products. The FTTA kit contains enough materials to clean more than 1,500 FTTA connectors. The FTTH kit cleans over 1,800 connectors. This, however, is not the only benefit. Each kit includes nonflammable, nontoxic and globally GHS compliant cleaning fluid packaged in a hermetically sealed container. This means the kit can be shipped anywhere in the world, by ground, air or sea, without restrictions. It is a truly globally acceptable kit for cleaning fiber quickly and effectively.
“The kits are perfect for a range of cleaning requirements, whether that is bulk cable in the field, or pigtail assemblies being spliced. Each kit contains the right combination of cleaning products to do the job right the first time and avoid costly repair visits,” explained Teague.
The Sticklers™ FTTA Cleaning Kit is focused on cleaning 1.25mm ODC and LC connectors. Each kit contains: Fiber Optic Cleaning Fluid, for speedy and convenient wet-dry cleaning, a box of 1.25mm and 50 Pin Termini CleanStixx™ fiber optic cleaning swabs, 1.25 CleanClicker™ 400 “mini-clicker” which enables speedy cleaning of ports and jumpers in the smallest package, Cassette CleanClicker™ Wheel, which replaces large, heavy and expensive CLETOPS tools and Clean Wipes 640 Optical Wipes, for cleaning over 600 duplex end faces.
The Sticklers™ FTTH Cleaning Kit effectively cleans SC, FC, ST and E2000 connectors and cleans the most contaminated ports, 2.5mm CleanClicker™ push-to-clean tool, for lightly contaminated ports and jumpers, Cassette CleanClicker™ Wheel cleaner and Clean Wipes 640 Optical Wipes, both for cleaning jumpers.