Light Brigade® Releases Fiber Optic Patch Panels, Closures and Pedestals Training DVD

Tukwila, WA and Spartanburg, SC – The Light Brigade, AFL’s education and training division, is releasing its newest menu-based DVD titled Fiber Optic Patch Panels, Closures and Pedestals. This updated release to the company’s popular Staff Development Series of instructional videos examines the various categories of cross-connect products typically used in metropolitan, wide, local and storage area networks.

Fiber Optic Patch Panels, Closures, and Pedestals features three chapters relating to fiber-to-the-premises (FTTx) designs and installations, and showcases the newest products available across the industry. Filmed in controlled field settings, each chapter thoroughly covers a specific product and the cable management role it fulfills, including patch panels, splice panels, distribution panels, entrance enclosures, LAN panels, and OSP splice enclosures.

“With its detailed graphics, animations and user-selectable chapters, the Fiber Optic Patch Panels, Closures, and Pedestals DVD is an essential training tool for any organization,” said Dario De Paolis, vice president and general manager of Light Brigade.

In addition, the DVD includes two bonus chapters on how to prepare loose and tight-buffer optical cables as well a student quiz. To view a sample of the DVD and for purchase information, visit Fiber Optic Panels, Splice Closures and Pedestals.

For more information about the Light Brigade, visit

About the Light Brigade
Since its founding in 1987, the Light Brigade has instructed more than 50,000 attendees worldwide in its public and custom classes on fiber optic design, maintenance and testing, including advanced topics such as FTTx, DWDM and PMD/CD. In addition to creating custom courses tailored to any need or skill level, the company produces educational DVDs and online courses that provide focus on specific fiber-related topics.

About AFL
AFL provides industry-leading products and services to the electric utility, broadband, communications, enterprise and OEM markets as well as the emerging markets of oil and gas, mining, nuclear, avionics, renewables and transportation. The company’s diverse product portfolio includes fiber optic cable, transmission and substation accessories, outside plant equipment, connectors, fusion splicers, test equipment and training. AFL’s service portfolio includes market-leading positions with the foremost communications companies supporting inside plant central office, EF&I, outside plant, enterprise and wireless areas.

Founded in 1984, AFL is proud to offer engineering expertise, exceptional products and reliable service that help our customers improve their critical and electrical infrastructure. AFL has operations in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, Europe, Asia and the South Pacific. The company is headquartered in Spartanburg, SC and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan. For more information, visit

Dario De Paolis
VP/ General Manager
The Light Brigade

Corie Culp
PR Manager