Demo Zone

Demo Zone

September 13, 2017 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

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Kevin Clayton
Larry Holcomb
Fritz Amt
Darrin Newman
Stephanie Burris

Register to attend the Demo Zone where you can see first-hand the latest and greatest innovations from these leading ICT companies: AFL, EXFO, Graybar/Commscope, OFS and Viavi Solutions.

Presented by Kevin Clayton, Market Manager – Service Provider Cable & Connectivity, AFL

AFL offers industry leading High Density Cabling Solutions.  This demo will highlight AFL’s Wrapping Tube Cable (WTC) with SpiderWeb® Ribbon and OSP MicroCore® Cable specifically designed for outside plant FTTx applications.  These revolutionary cable products provide innovative features and value propositions which will transform the cable plant phase of network construction, producing scalable growth and consistent performance to meet the tough demands of current and future fiber networks.

Founded in 1984, AFL is an international manufacturer providing end-to-end solutions to the energy, service provider, enterprise and industrial markets as well several emerging markets. The company’s products are in use in over 130 countries and include fiber optic cable, transmission and substation accessories, outside plant equipment, connectivity, test and inspection equipment, fusion splicers and training. AFL also offers a wide variety of services supporting data center, enterprise, wireless and outside plant applications


Presented by Larry Holcomb, Business Development Manager, Access Business Unit, EXFO

Service providers are rolling out higher and higher advertised speeds for their broadband services, but their customers are more aware than ever whether they are actually receiving the speeds they have paid for. This demonstration will show several techniques that allow telco technicians to measure the performance of high speed DSL and G.Fast services in both the outside plant and inside the customer premises, including a Speedtest powered by Ookla.

Attendees will also get a demonstration of EXFO’s intelligent Optical Link Mapper (iOLM), an OTDR-based application that configures parameters and analyzes/interprets complex multiple OTDR traces at the push of one button. The iOLM locates and identifies faults with maximum resolution by correlating multipulse widths on multiple wavelengths. See how you can save time and money using the iOLM.

EXFO develops smarter network test, monitoring and analytics solutions for the world’s leading communications service providers, network equipment manufacturers and web-scale companies. Since 1985, we have worked side by side with our clients in the lab, field, data center, boardroom and beyond to pioneer essential technology and methods for each phase of the network lifecycle. Our portfolio of test orchestration and real-time 3D analytics solutions turn complex into simple and deliver business-critical insights from the network, service and subscriber dimensions. Most importantly, we help our clients flourish in a rapidly transforming industry where “good enough” testing and data analytics just isn’t good enough anymore—it never was for us, anyway. For more information, visit and follow us on the EXFO Blog.

Presented by Fritz Amt, Network Architect – NAR Service Providers, CommScope and Graybar

We will presenting a demo of the FOSC and mini ONT tap products that are placed into the FTTX environment.

The product is designed for fiber-to-the-home applications, the FOSC 450 A combines the features and benefits of the larger FOSC 450 closure into a smaller, more efficient footprint FTTH requires. Measuring just 8 inches diameter by 19 inches long, and with a capacity of 96 single splices, the 450 A is designed for use in any outside plant environment (direct buried, below grade, above grade, and aerial) and numerous splice applications (expressed, tap-off, branch and repair). Using the same gel sealing technology found in the other FOSC 450 closures, the “A” accommodates up to 8 drops in addition to the feed-through cable in a single ended (butt) closure design.   A fiber TAP can be integrated into the fiber cabling infrastructure to enable network traffic monitoring from the physical layer (layer 1) and above in real time— without interrupting network service.  The TAPS are one of the most efficient ways to monitor traffic and network link quality.

Graybar, a Fortune 500 corporation and one of the largest employee-owned companies in North America, is a leader in the distribution of high quality electrical, communications and data networking products, and specializes in related supply chain management and logistics services. Through its network of 290 North American distribution facilities, it stocks and sells products from thousands of manufacturers, helping its customers power, network and secure their facilities with speed, intelligence and efficiency. For more information, visit or call 1-800-GRAYBAR.

Presented by Darrin Newman, National Sales Manager, OFS

OFS is a world-leading designer, manufacturer and provider of optical fiber, fiber optic cable, connectivity, fiber-to-the-subscriber (FTTX) and specialty photonics products. We put our development and manufacturing resources to work creating solutions for applications in such areas as telecommunications, medicine, industrial automation, sensing, government, aerospace, defense and energy.  Our goal is to provide reliable, cost-effective optical products that help our customers meet the needs of consumers and businesses, for both today and into the future.

Presented by Stephanie Burris, Product Line Manager, Access Product Line, Viavi Solutions

The Viavi Fiber PON and OneExpert Broadband Test Platforms scale for all these use cases with superior ease of use, accuracy and the modularity that you know and love from Viavi, formerly JDSU.  You’ll be prepared for the new world of high speed broadband, complete with fiber, copper, coax and WiFi test.  Come hear the highlights from the company that just won the Light Reading award for best test company.  Reduce your repeats, complete more jobs per day and maintain happy customers.  Viavi makes it easier to keep your staff sane while you do it all.