Demo Zone

Demo Zone

September 25, 2019 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

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Register to attend the Demo Zone where you can see first-hand the latest and greatest innovations from these leading ICT companies.

Presented by Ray Mouhot, National Account Manager, AFL

Ray Mouhot has been in the Telecommunications sector since 1974. He began his career with SBC/AT&T and remained there until 1996 when he left to join the vendor community. His last 5 years he was an instructor at the SBC/AT&T Center For Learning in Las Colinas Texas. He joined Westell, a vendor in the DSL and metallic products arena, and remained there for 9 years until he was recruited by AFL in 2005. He has served as the National Account Manager for the AT&T Account since that time. Ray has a Business Degree with a minor in Marketing. Ray is married and has 3 daughters and 8 grandchildren.

FlexScan FS200 OTDRs with SmartAuto, FleXpress & LinkMap

With SmartAuto™ OTDR data acquisition, robust event analysis and LinkMap® display, AFL’s FlexScan® FS200 OTDRs enable even novice technicians to quickly and reliably troubleshoot or completely characterize optical networks. Offering integrated source, power meter, VFL and wireless communications, pocket-sized FlexScans set a new standard for price, performance, portability and ease-of-use.




Presented by Chris Dunford, Product Line Manager, Access Business Unit, EXFO

Chris Dunford is a Product Line Manager for EXFO’s T&M Physical BU. Chris has over 20 year experience in the telecom test and measurement field. He has responsibility for handheld products focusing on physical layer FTTN and advanced triple play services testing.
Mr. Dunford is a member of the Broadband Forum.

EXFO recently launched a brand new approach to fiber testing with Optical Xplorer™, the industry’s first optical fiber multimeter. Optical Xplorer is a simple-to-use fiber tester that verifies optical links in seconds and automatically explores further when potential issues are suspected. See how adopting this new proactive approach to fiber testing can save time and money.





EXFO develops smarter test, monitoring and analytics solutions for fixed and mobile network operators, webscale companies and equipment manufacturers in the global communications industry.


Presented by Dan Levac, National Sales Manager, Communications Markets, Preformed Line Products

Dan began his career in the telecommunications industry as a Cable Splicer with Bell Canada in 1980. After cutting his teeth in the splicing trade, Dan transitioned to a career with Preformed Line Products in 1990. He began his PLP career as a Field Service Representative where he was able to utilize his decade-long experience as a cable splicer to provide exceptional training, troubleshooting, and customer service to PLP’s end users. Dan was quickly promoted to Field Sales Representative in 1991 where he was responsible for sales and product support for the five state region of IN, IL, MI, OH, and WI. He was promoted to Western Regional Manager in 1998 and to National Sales Manager, Communications Markets in 2017 where he is responsible for implementing PLP’s national sales strategy. Dan also has extensive international sales experience, helping to grow PLP’s Communications market abroad. In addition to his impressive sales and product support career, Dan is also focused on developing new products for the communications industry and currently shares three patents for OSP products developed by PLP.

This demonstration will feature PLP’s COYOTE® HD Dome Closure. The COYOTE HD offers an alternative fiber organizer to support high density splice applications within the same footprint as our existing 9.5″ x 28″ COYOTE Dome Closure. The new organizer architecture provides open access for fiber routing, reduces cable sheath openings and simplifies assembly; all factors that save you time and money. When combined with PLP’s patented segmented end plate design, the new closure system offers the ultimate level of flexibility to address your complex network needs. With a maximum splice capacity of 1728 or 3456 (depending on cable construction), the COYOTE HD is the ideal solution for network densification, 5G wireless backhaul, and metro fiber rings.

Founded in 1947, Preformed Line Products (PLP) is a global designer and manufacturer of products and systems used to construct and maintain overhead and underground networks. PLP’s communications segment serves telecommunications network operators, cable television and broadband service providers, corporations and enterprise networks, government departments and agencies, and educational institutions. Primary product categories include fiber optic and copper splice closures, cable anchoring hardware and systems, cable motion control solutions, slack span storage, and pole line hardware. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, PLP has two U.S. manufacturing facilities, 18 foreign subsidiaries, and a global network of more than 3,000 employees.

Presented by Jim Young, Regional Sales Manager, Supra

Jim Young has specialized in remote access for the Communications Industry for over 25 years, providing electronic access for field techs and contractors to networked sites with shelters, outdoor cabinets, gates and more. Jim has delivered the Supra TRACcess® solution to large, medium, and small communications companies throughout the U.S. so they can gain operational benefits of receiving an audit trail of access information in their network operations centers.

The new TRAC-Guard™ padlock deploys the full benefit of the TRACcess system in one ready-to-go device. It can be placed at perimeter gates and directly onto assets at networked locations such as cell towers. Jim will demonstrate the ease of opening the padlock with a secure mobile credential, and show the operations benefits of the real-time audit trail generated from this activity.

Supra is a leading global provider of mobile credentialing and key management systems with more than three million Bluetooth locking devices deployed in multiple industries. The Supra TRACcess System issues secure mobile credentials for smartphones to access distributed locking points. Operations managers solve key-management challenges while obtaining an actionable audit trail of access information. Supra is a part of Carrier, a leading global provider of innovative heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC), refrigeration, fire, security and building automation technologies.


Presented by Andrew Long, Regional Product Line Manager, Viavi Solutions and Jimmy Perdue, Product Line Manager, Viavi Solutions

Andrew Long joined Viavi Solutions as a Regional Product Line Manager in 2019. He brings to VIAVI a wide range of experience in the telecommunications test industry in a variety of positions including design and business and product management. Andrew graduated with a degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Plymouth in the UK. He currently lives in Dallas, Texas.

Learn how VIAVI can help you simplify Fiber & PON Certification as part of G.Fast and FTTH deployments. Fiber and PON certification doesn’t have to be complicated. With integrated solutions and guided test apps, be able to quickly and comprehensively complete fiber, copper, coax, and WiFi network and service tests supported with automated, cloud-enabled reporting. Get the results you need within seconds to help you get the job done right the first time.




VIAVI Solutions offers industry-leading test and measurement solutions to optimize high-performance networks, and improve quality of experience for customers while improving ROI.