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Fiber Optic Fundamentals: A Beginner’s Guide

As demand for higher bandwidth and richer content explodes, fiber optic networks may soon become a business’ most valuable asset. Fiber optic cables, also known as optical cords, transmit data in the form of light by using thin strains of glass. On the other hand, traditional cables, such as those made from copper, rely on

TyRex Technology Family Best of 2020

While 2020 may not be anyone’s favorite year, it has proved that the TyRex Technology Family is Built to Last. We had a lot of great moments this year so it’s time to take a look back at our accomplishments as we prepare for 2021. Be sure to click on each TyRex Technology Family snow globe

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Tyrex Technology Family: A Texas Company Built to Last

How do you ensure your company survives 3 recessions and a global pandemic? You make sure it’s built to last from the very foundation. TyRex began in a small cubicle in 1995. Founded by John Bosch, Jr. and Andrew Cooper, with the dream of building a world-class organization that, founded on sound business and ethical

Face-to-Face with Your Fiber Ferrule

Published on November 30, 2020 by Jace Waechter The ferrule is the most important component of the fiber optic connector. Located at the tip of a fiber optic connector, the ferrule’s primary function is to hold the glass core in place. A securely fastened ferrule will allow for precise data transmissions between the multitude of

Guide To Multimode Fiber (62.5um & 50um, OM1 to OM5)

Multimode fiber optic cable is a common specification of fiber optic glass which offers a much wider core size or core diameter of 50-62.5 nanometers compared to the more narrow core diameter of single-mode glass (9 microns across). Aside from the physical core diameter, there are many other variations in the physical properties of this

Low Quality is a Network Nightmare

Published on September 23, 2020 by Jace Waechter If your fiber-optic network could dream, what would be its worst nightmare? It would probably dream about a total system shutdown at the very moment it needed to perform at its highest potential. This nightmare scenario should be in the back of your mind as well when

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What is the role of a QMS in manufacturing?

Everything we do at Megladon Manufacturing revolves around quality and continual improvement, from our processes and patents to our principles. This focus on quality and the methods we use to achieve it can be summarized as a Quality Management System, or QMS. To better explain what goes into our QMS and how it’s evaluated through

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Guide to Fiber Connector Endface Polish Types: UPC vs APC

Published on April 17, 2020 by Jace Waechter Ultra Polished Connector (UPC) & Angled Polished (APC) connector: what’s the difference? When talking about fiber optic products like trunk assemblies, patch cords, or single-mode jumpers, eventually UPC connectors or APC connectors will enter the conversation. This may lead some people to be curious. For example, what’s

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How To Use A Fiber Click Cleaner

Did you know more than 90% of all fiber network failures are attributed to dirty connector end faces? A speck of dust can spell disaster for your fiber network. In fact, as soon as you remove the dust cap on your fiber optic connector, it’s vulnerable to attack. Contaminants degrade your network’s performance by sticking