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The Light Brigade® Offers New Fiber Optic Pro A/V and Broadcast Course


Spartanburg, SC and Tukwila, WA – Announcing the release of its Fiber Optics for Pro A/V training course, The Light Brigade, AFL’s training division, is introducing a new industry-specific fiber training course to address the use of fiber optics in the pro A/V and broadcast industries. The course is focused on those who design, install, maintain and troubleshoot fiber optic systems and spans.
The growth in video bandwidth demand is driving the need for expansion into fiber optics technology. This requires a thorough understanding of the types of fiber optic systems, bandwidth requirements, optical interfaces and various types of transmission products, optical cables and connectors. This three-day course is comprised of 12 hours of classroom instruction followed by 12 hours of hands-on fiber optic training including system testing and troubleshooting. In addition, the course covers fiber handling, cable preparation and terminations, plus inspection, cleaning, testing and troubleshooting.
“Educating the audio visual and broadcast professional in both the knowledge and hands-on skills related to fiber optics was a core target in the design and development of the course,” stated Jim Clodfelter, marketing manager for The Light Brigade. “After collaborating with InfoComm International, we developed a class designed specific to the industry inclusive of InfoComm Recertification Units.”
Regularly scheduled classes start in July and will be offered in the following cities: Orlando, Dallas, Las Vegas, Atlanta, Chicago, San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles.

Custom classes are also available. For complete class schedules and description, visit For additional information, contact The Light Brigade team at or call 800-451-7128 or 206-575-0404.

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About The Light Brigade
Since 1987, The Light Brigade has instructed over 45,000 attendees 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 CDs.

About AFL
AFL provides industry-leading products and services to the electric utility, broadband, communications, OEM, enterprise, wireless and transit rail markets as well as the emerging markets of oil and gas, mining, nuclear, avionics, medical, renewable and intelligent grid. 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, Europe, Asia and the South Pacific. The company is headquartered in Spartanburg, S.C., and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan. For more information, visit

Jim Clodfelter
Marketing Manager
The Light Brigade

Corie Culp
PR Manager