Timbercon Teams with EXFO, Westover Scientific and Data-Pixel to Offer Free Fiber Optic Cable Testing at OFC/NFOEC 2007


Timbercon, Inc., a leader in the development and manufacturing of fiber optic products and connectivity solutions, announced today it is teaming with EXFO, Westover Scientific and Data-Pixel to offer a special fiber optic cable testing and inspection event at the OFC/NFOEC show in Anaheim, March 27 . March 29, 2007. This service will provide show attendees the opportunity to get a standard fiber optic cable cleaned, tested, inspected and analyzed with accompanying hard copy inspection report of the cable, all free of charge.

The event is designed to offer a free, no obligation opportunity for users of fiber optic cables to receive professional cleaning, inspection, testing and analysis of their cable while enabling attendees to gain a better understanding of fiber cable testing, the differences in performance associated with various performance criteria, connectorization, polish and the importance of cleaning.

For each cable provided, Timbercon will properly clean the cable assembly, perform an end face inspection with a Westover inspection scope to check for scratches, pits and contamination. Timbercon will then conduct an interferometry analysis using a Data-Pixel Interferometer provided by Connected Fibers, LLC, for radius, apex offset, fiber height, angle, key error and fiber roughness inspection. Finally, an EXFO test set will be used to capture insertion loss and return loss measurements. Upon completion, Timbercon will provide a hard copy report summary of the cable.

“Our goal with this event is to provide fiber optical cable assembly users an opportunity to look at one of their own cables and better understand the various attributes associated with its performance, and how those attributes can be optimized with quality cable preparation and manufacturing,” commented John Lee, VP of sales and marketing for Timbercon. “Partnering with Westover, EXFO and Connected Fibers for this event has enabled us to demonstrate cutting edge equipment, procedures and processes associated with cable testing, measurement and verification.”

The free test and inspection event is open to all attendees of the OFC/NFOEC 2007 show. To participate, simply bring a standard fiber optic cable assembly to the Timbercon booth (#3207) during exhibit hours and ask a Timbercon representative, “How good is my cable?” Each event participant will receive an Armadillo loopback (single mode or multi mode) and be entered to win an Apple iPod. For questions, additional information or to set up a booth appointment, contact: Holly Woolard at 503-827-8141 or hollyw@timbercon.com.

For those interested in this opportunity, but are unable to attend the show, Timbercon has extended this opportunity through the month of April. For the extension, Timbercon will conduct the same cleaning, testing, inspection and analysis at the Timbercon headquarters in Lake Oswego, OR. To reserve your free cable test, contact Holly Woolard at 503-827-8141 or hollyw@timbercon.com.

About EXFO
EXFO is a recognized test and measurement expert in the global telecommunications industry through the design and manufacture of advanced and innovative solutions as well as best-in-class customer support. The Telecom Division, which represents the company’s main business activity, offers fully integrated and complete test solutions to network service providers, cable TV operators, telecom system vendors and component manufacturers in approximately 70 countries. EXFO is the global market leader for portable optical test solutions and a leading supplier of protocol and access test solutions to enable triple-play deployments over converged, IP networks. EXFO’s PC/Windows-based modular FTB-200; FTB-400 and IQS-500 test platforms host a wide range of test solutions across optical, physical, data and network layers, while maximizing technology reuse across several market segments. The Life Sciences and Industrial Division, which leverages several core telecom technologies, offers value-added solutions in the life sciences and high-precision assembly sectors based on advanced spot-curing, fluorescence microscopy and nanopositioning solutions. For more information about EXFO, visit www.EXFO.com.

About Westover Scientific
Westover Scientific designs, develops and manufactures microscopes and precision cleaning systems for the fiber optic communications market. Westover inspection microscopes are used by leading companies for the manufacture, installation, and service of fiber optic cable assemblies and systems used in telecom, premise networking, outside plant, military aircraft, and aerospace applications around the world. Founded in 1994, Westover Scientific has grown from a small operation into the industry leader in fiber optic inspection and cleaning solutions. For more information, visit www.westoverfiber.com.

About Data-Pixel
Founded in 1999, Data-Pixel is today.s leader in optical interferometry metrology equipment for the Fiber Optic Industry with award-winning products such as the DAISI range of interferometers and the Koncentrik system for the measurement of the concentricity of ferrules and patchcords. Recent developments of Data-Pixel include the founding of RX-Solutions, a subsidiary specialized in the development of X-Ray 2D and 3D (CT) measurement systems. Additional company information can be found at www.data-pixel.com and www.rxsolutions.fr.

About Connected Fibers, LLC
Founded in 2005, Connected Fibers, LLC. is a leading supplier of fiber optic products for a variety of applications. Being able to leverage quality product with competitive pricing from vendors across the globe allows Connected Fibers to bring an array of technologies and core competencies into harmony to improve customer efficiency and productiveness. For the factory, Connected Fibers is focused on selling manufacturing and test equipment, components, consumables, and tools for cable assembly fabrication. For the field, Connected Fibers specializes in providing a variety of interconnect products, enclosures, and test solutions. For more information visit www.connectedfibers.com.

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