What the Tech: How to Clean an Optic

Maintaining reliable network connections requires clean connectors. If you have a dirty optic, your signal will be blocked which can lead to frame rate loss, lost data, and the inability for data to reach it’s end destination. Dirt and debris can also embed into fiber end face which can cause permanent, performance-affecting damage.

At Integra, we inspect all of our optics to make sure they are clean before they head out the door. Sometimes, ensuring uptime is as easy as maintaining clean optics and thoroughly cleaning dirty ones. Instead of replacing dirty optics, a faster and much more cost-effective solution is simply knowing how to properly clean optics within your network.

Watch the second part of this “What the Tech” series on how to perform a fiber end face inspection.

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