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Ethernet Testing (RFC2544 / RFC6349 / Y.1564)
Visual Fault Locators
Optical Light Sources
Network Validators (PoE)
Remote Fibre Monitoring
Submarine Cable Networks
Metal Pit Cover Locators
Video Pipe Inspection
Ground Penetrating Radar
Acoustic Pipe Leak Detectors
First Aid Kits
Sharps Containers and Disposal Kits
Eye & Face Protection
Insulated Matting (AS 2978-1995)
RF Personal Monitors
Thermal Imaging Cameras
Industrial Acoustic Imaging
Cutters and Knives
Shovels and Crowbars
Extension Leads and Power Blocks (240V)
Rulers and Tape Measures
Cordless Drill Sets
Regatron Programmable Power Supplies
TMG are VIAVI's Elite Partner, Master Distributor and Authorised Service Partner in Australia, with a focus on the major Telecommunication Operators, Delivery Partners and Subcontractors.
VIAVI's Copper, HFC, Fibre-optic & Transmission testing technologies are our speciality, including, but not limited to; ADSL/VDSL Test Sets, Optical Time Domain Reflectometers [OTDR], HFC / Cable TV Test Sets, Structured Cabling Certifiers, Optical Loss Test Sets, Passive Optical Network [PON] Power Meters, GigE to 400GigE Ethernet, OTU/SDH/PDH Bit Error Rate Testers, and Optical Fibre Face Inspection Tools
Honeywell Safety and Honeywell Analytics
The Miller brand of products is comprised of tools for the fiber optic and telecommunications industries and offers wire cutters and slitters for all types of small wire, cable and fiber optic cable
Weinschel Associates design and manufacture high-quality Broadband RF and Microwave products for commercial and military markets domestically and internationally, using modern design, production, delivery, and service techniques to provide the best product at the best price. Featuring High Power and High Frequency: Attenuators, Terminations, Power Dividers, Adapters, DC Blocks
Toll Priority specialises in the express delivery of time-critical documents, parcels and digital information
Australian company designing & manufacturing products including: range of single-operator pair identifiers with remote control of the line termination (i.e Loop-a-Line range consisting of TX905, TX910, TX915, and TX935), cable testers for broadband services including ADSL, HDSL, ISDN and SHDSL (i.e. TX120A and TX125 and a Multi-Line Identifier TX180).
The Cablematic product line features coring and stripping tools, drop cable trimmers and compression/crimp tools for the CATV, Telecommunications and Wireless industries. Cablematic tools prepare trunk and distribution cables in addition to drop and messengered cables.
The Swiss company Regatron AG designs, manufactures and sells digital electronic high-power programmable power supplies, intended for professional applications, and supports its customers both in the choice of the most appropriate solutions, both in the supply of know-how, specialized software, cabinets and systems, accessories, optional parts and technical support remotely or at the client location.
AC /DC programmable digital high power, battery emulators, grid simulators, three-phase AC/DC power supplies for bidirectional testing and simulation of batteries, amplifiers, precision linear simulators for photovoltaic inverters, AC sources: a production of excellence spread all over the world.
Radiodetection's product range includes tools for damage prevention to buried services; powerful video systems for pipeline inspection; high-performance dehydrators and cable-test products for telecoms; and solid-state sensors.
Australian company designing & manufacturing handheld fiber testers & fiber optic test kits to test, inspect, certify and maintain fiber optic cable.
Products range from cutting edge, OEM and programmable switch mode power supplies to high performance, low noise, linear power supplies. From small switchers to large, integrated systems of linear power supplies.
Kaelus is a recognized leader in test and measurement instruments, cell-site filters, combiners and tower mounted amplifiers.
Fluke Networks is a leader in precision calibration instruments, equipment, service & software for electrical & RF measurements.
E&I designs and manufactures Broadband Linear RF Power Amplifiers and Components, Phased Arrays and Transformers
ETM’s range of IoT Products and accessories are suited to a wide range of industrial applications where there is a need for reliable cellular 4G and 3G enabled wireless connectivity to monitor and collect data from remote locations. Backed up by local experts, ready to help you with selecting the right solutions for your application with continued post-sales support.
VIAVI acquired Trilithic in August 2017, in a union of two complementary leaders in test and measurement. Multiple system operators (MSOs) and their contractors can now choose from a wide, unified selection of cable test instruments addressing technologies up to DOCSIS 3.1, and providing the long-term economic benefits of efficiently minimizing leakage in home networks.
Trilithic was founded in 1986 as an engineering and assembly company that built and designed customer-directed products for telecommunications, military, and
industrial customers. From its modest beginnings as a two-man engineering team, Trilithic grew over the years and broadened its offerings of RF and microwave components by adding broadband solutions to its product line. Broadband Instruments and Systems offering test, analysis, and quality management solutions for the major cable television systems worldwide.
Since the emergence of fibre optic technology, there has been an increasing focus on creating the best possible fibre optic connection. Advances in design and technologies strive for a perfect core alignment whilst minimising reflection, insertion loss, and risk of damage.
Cleaning fibre optic connectors isn’t the most glamorous of procedures but is essential for its longevity and makes for much easier maintenance down the road. Failure to adhere to strict fibre hygiene standards can cause major malfunction in a network.
Despite huge leaps in the advancement of fibre optic technology, years of ingenuity can still be undone by a miniscule drop of oil or spec of dirt. In this blog, we go through the techniques of fibre optic hygiene and share some recent additions to the TMG stock list to help keep your fibre optics lean, dirt-free, and running at full capacity.
Connector contamination is the most common cause of network failure, with the regular culprits being dirt, dust, oil and other residues – all of which can cause a variety of problems for fibre optic connections.
First, before you whip out the cleaning products – the first thing you need to do is inspect your connection. This can be done in the matter of seconds following the Viavi “Inspect Before You Connect” (IBYC) process using a microscope (ideally video) to see what exactly you’re working with. Inspections can be carried out proactively or reactively. Proactive checks are done before making the connection and are the preferred method, while a reactive check is done after the problem has been discovered. Be sure to inspect BOTH sides of your connections as well!
The best way to clean your fibre optic connections is a combination of wet to dry cleaning. This method uses a small amount of solvent in the process and ultimately leaves the connector surface dry.
The combination cleaning method can be used with wipes, swabs, and fibre cleaning tools. Whatever your preferred tool, make sure it is made slightly damp with a cleaning solvent. Be sure to use a small amount of the appropriate cleaning solvent on your cleaning tool, and then apply it to the connector.
This process allows for the solvent to dissipate the static charge and dissolve contaminants while your fibre cleaning tool physically removes the contaminants from the surface. The tool then dries any remaining solvent from the surface so that remaining solvent cannot be used as a carrier for cross-contamination of surfaces.
Always remember to re-inspect after cleaning. Many contaminants can be difficult to remove and might require multiple cleans. Once you inspect a surface that is completely free of any contaminants, the fibre optic connection can be made.
Following this simple procedure will significantly reduce network disruption and save time, effort, and money in the long run – especially if you are inspecting proactively.
As with any technology, being proactive with the proper maintenance and cleaning of your fibre optics will allow for many years of reliable use to come. If you have any further queries about the proper methods of cleaning your fibre optics, TMG will always be here to answer any burning questions.
TMG has been providing Australia’s data and telecommunications industries with cutting edge network test equipment for over 40 years. To speak to one of our friendly, experienced team members today, head to the contact section of our website.