OIDA Sponsored Webinar: Testing MTP/MPO Assemblies: Setups, Troubleshooting, and What to Expect

9 June 2020, 13:00 - 14:00 - Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC - 05:00)

MTP®/MPO cable assemblies are prevalent in fiber networks and their quantities are growing as parallel communication increases.  These assemblies introduce unique testing challenges, whether it is a standard 12f MPO to 12f MPO assembly or one of the various different fanouts and fiber count configurations.  In this presentation, learn more about equipment identification and setup, as well as proper testing during production. We also explore common pitfalls and ways to identify errors and inaccuracies during the testing process. US Conec will review terminated MPO connector standards required for test leads including polarity methodologies and how configurable connector types can be used to make the test setups more versatile.


Sponsored By




Chris Heisler, CTO, OptoTest

Chris Heisler graduated from CalPoly San Luis Obispo with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering with a focus on Communications and Fiber Optics.  He continued with his Master’s Degree at CalPoly in Digital Signal Processing and Photonics.  Chris has been working in the fiber optics industry for 13 years, and currently holds the position of CTO at OptoTest Corporation, where he has helped to refine the return loss measurement process and push development of test equipment that satisfies customer’s needs.  Chris is also a regular contributor to the TIA TR42 Fiber Optic Engineering Committees.

Shelly Buchter, Product Line Manager, US Conec

Shelly has 28 years of experience in the fiber optics industry and is currently the Product Manager overseeing the MTP®brand MPO connector component hardware product line at US Conec. She began her career as an engineer at TE Connectivity developing interconnect technologies and contributing to several patents before joining US Conec in 2015.

Shelly currently serves as a technical expert at TIA, has contributed to writing and co-authoring papers, and has also presented at technical conferences internationally.

Shelly received her Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics and Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.

The views expressed in this webinar do not reflect those of OIDA and The Optical Society.