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Time is short, there is a lot to get done. You make connections without inspecting or cleaning them. Some of the time it doesn’t matter – it passes. You move on. No problem, right? Playing the odds seems like a good bet, but once you plug a dirty or damaged connector into the network or a piece of test equipment, problems pile up fast. Learn how keeping clean can save you time... and money.

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    How to use a One-Click® Cleaner, SC, ST, FC

    This video shows how to use an AFL push-type cleaner like One-Click Cleaner, SC, ST, FC.

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    Webinar: Foolproof Way to Eliminate #1 Cause of Network Outages

    AFL'sTom Depaolantonio, Verizon Global Account Manager, and his special guest discuss the real-world impact of network outages and the #1 way to avoid them.

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  • Inspection Tips and Cleaning Supplies for Fiber-Optic Connectors and Adapters

    Inspection Tips and Cleaning Supplies for Fiber-Optic Connectors and Adapters

    An easy-to-use selection guide featuring the top 38 AFL connectors and adapters and what inspection tips and cleaning supply will work with them.

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    New Does Not Equal Clean

    Inspect, Clean, Inspect and Connect every time to keep fiber optic networks up and running optimally. 

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    One-Click® Fiber Optic Connector Cleaners

    AFL's One-Click® Fiber Optic Connector Cleaners

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  • There is Only One One-Click®

    There is Only One One-Click®

    Learn about AFL's One-Click® Cleaner products that are available for a variety of connectors and applications. 

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    ICT Today - Tomorrow's Modern Data Center

    Seán Adam, AFL's vice president of market strategy and innovations, wrote the feature article of ICT Today's April/May/June 2020 issue, focusing on the need for a rich optical fiber infrastructure.

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  • How to Avoid Network Degradation

    How to Avoid Network Degradation

    Inspecting your network and cleaning fiber correctly can prevent losing critical information that passes through your network everyday.  Follow AFL's cleaning and inspection best practices here.

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  • Telecom Cleaning & Inspection Best Practices

    Telecom Cleaning & Inspection Best Practices

    A one micron diameter speck of dust obscures 1% of a 10 micron fiber endface, resulting in about 0.06 dB of additional optical return loss.

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  • Data Center Cleaning & Inspection Best Practices

    Data Center Cleaning & Inspection Best Practices

    A one micron diameter speck of dust obscures 1% of a 10 micron fiber endface, resulting in about 0.06 dB of additional optical return loss.

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  • Fiber Connector Inspection -- Why It Matters and How It Works

    Fiber Connector Inspection -- Why It Matters and How It Works

    AFL's Lee Kellett's contributing article for OSP magazine on why fiber connector inspection matters and how it works.

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  • 5 Best Practices for Certifying Next Generation Networks: Cleaning and Inspection

    Proper cleaning minimizes damage to connectors and equipment, helps provide accurate loss measurements and ensures the network will operate properly.

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    First in blog series about the major factors and best practices that will ensure a high performance fiber optic network is ready for today’s requirements as well as future proof tomorrow’s challenges.

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  • The Achilles Heel of Fiber Optic Networks

    The Achilles Heel of Fiber Optic Networks

    Dust and dirt contamination continues to plague fiber optic technicians. Fortunately, good tools exist to clean and inspect fiber optic connectors.

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    One Click Cleaner Mini-100

    New! Compact One-Click Cleaner Mini-100 Save time and money with the One-Click Mini-100. Offering the same performance and technology as the original, the One-Click Cleaner is now available in an eve

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