TR-ITS
Certified Installer Course

Fiber Optic Traffic Systems Specialized Installer

LEVEL 13 DAY COURSE +16 hours of online instruction
LEVEL 1

COURSE DESCRIPTION

As the number of cars on the road increases, the need for traffic control grows exponentially. Fiber Optics are increasingly being used to tie together the enormously-complex networks that control the traffic lights, message signs, cameras and other traffic systems technology. This course teaches the essentials of splicing, testing and troubleshooting fiber optics systems, as well as the specialized Outside Plant knowledge required to work with Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) traffic systems. Course lectures must be taken online.

Upon successful completion of the required on-line lectures and exams, the student will then attend the TR-ITS Hands-on training sessions scheduled. The hands-on training session is required to complete the Fiber Optics for Traffic Systems Certification.

$2400

TR-ITS

Available Certifications

Students must pass exam to be certified.

ETA Installer Certification $150

ITS Course Completion

NETA Recognized
TR-ITS is approved for 8 CTDs

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Objectives
Lectures
Labs
Prerequisites

Objectives

Fiber Optics for Traffic Systems training will provide the student with the necessary knowledge and skills to:

  • Layout, install or maintain fiber optic cabling systems
  • Demonstrate a practical knowledge of fiber optic theory, codes, standards and installation practices
  • Demonstrate a practical knowledge of individual hands-on skills including:
    • Performing industry-standard fiber optic terminations
    • Preparing cables for inside and outside applications
    • Performing fusion splicing and splice tray preparation
    • Testing with the OTDR and optical loss test equipment

Lectures

  • Introduction to Fiber Optics:
    • Fundamentals
    • Theory
    • History
    • Performance Characteristics
    • System Components including Transmitters, Receivers
  • Fiber Optic Installation Practices:
    • Optical Networks
    • Techniques, Standards & Codes
    • Cable Types
    • Connectors
    • Splicing
    • Enclosures & Panels
    • Tools & Test Equipment
    • System Design & Loss Budgets: Equipment, Techniques & Applications
  • Fiber Optics for Traffic Systems:
    • Traffic Management Overview
    • Dedicated-Short Range Wireless Networks
    • Mobile Telephony
    • Camera Recognition
    • Standards
    • Ethernet in ITS
    • Fiber Optic Cables in ITS
    • Radio Frequency (RF)
    • Fiber optic Design
    • Factory Terminated Fiber Links
    • Fusion Splicing Options
    • CCTV Introduction
    • Dynamic Messaging
    • SCADA Basics
    • SCADA Architecture
    • SCADA Applications

TL-01B – OSP Loose Tube Armored Cable Preparation

  • Understand cable jacket markings.
  • Properly prepare an OSP cable for jacket removal.
  • Properly use a jacket stripper or ringing tool.
  • Strip off the jacket using the pull strings.
  • Strip off all inner binders using a seam ripper.
  • Handle the buffer without damaging the fiber within.

TL-01E – Buffer Tube Fan Out Kit (BTFO)

  • Set up and position an OSP cable in preparation for the BFTO assembly.
  • Strip off the buffer tube using a ring cut tool.
  • Clean the gel off all fibers within a buffer tube without damaging any of the fibers.
  • Properly insert the individual fibers into the BFTO furcation tube module.
  • Properly assembly and secure the completed BFTO housing onto the buffer tube.

 TL-02A – Fusion Splicing 

  • Properly prepare an inside plant cable for mounting into a splice tray.
  • Demonstrate the proper way to strip, clean, cleave, and fusion splice 900µm fiber.
  • Properly pre-trim the individual fibers into the splice tray before fusion splicing.
  • Properly set up and fusion splice the individual fibers together.
  • Properly wrap (form & dress) the individual fibers back into the tray.

TL-03A – Mechanical Splice Connector

  • Properly prepare a simplex cable for this connector termination method.
  • Properly use a precision cleaver for this termination method.
  • Successfully mate a cleaved cable end into a mechanical splice-on connector.
  • Test the assembly to TIA Tier 1 standard.

TL-03F – Splice-On Connector (Single Mode)

  • To understand how to adapt a fusion splicer for a generic fuse-on connector.
  • To demonstrate the ability to adapt fiber strip measurements to any SOC.
  • To perform a visual inspection when completed and properly test to TIA Tier 1 standard.

TL-04A – Mechanical Splice

  • Perform a mechanical splice with < .3 dB of attenuation.
  • Explain the benefits of Index Matching Gel.
  • Use a precision cleaver to prepare fibers for splicing.
  • Calculate A-B and B-A loss.

TL-05A – Pigtail Fusion Splice

  • Perform a fusion splice with ≤ 0.1 dB of attenuation.
  • Use a precision cleaver to prepare fibers for splicing.
  • Calculate A-B and B-A loss.

TL-06A – Power Meter & Light Source Testing

  • Use a VFL (Visual Fault Locator).
  • Understand the functions of Light Source & Power Meters.
  • Properly calibrate or reference the instruments prior to testing.
  • Test fiber optic segments and record the results.
  • Know the purpose of and how to connect reference patch cords.
  • Make accurate loss measurements.
  • Perform Bi-Directional Testing.
  • Know storage and download capabilities for reporting.

TL-07A – Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR) Testing

  • Make a reliable connection from the OTDR to the Fiber Under Test. (FUT).
  • Use a USB optical probe to inspect the connectors.
  • Be familiar with launch or pulse suppressor boxes and cables.
  • Determine parameters to set up classic OTDR.
  • Interpret typical reflective events in an OTDR trace test
  • Know parameters that help make more accurate location of breaks.
  • Use an OTDR in a real-time mode during cable installation and splicing.
  • Save and print OTDR trace reports.

TL-12A Wall Mount Segment Assembly (Pigtails) & Testing

  • Properly prepare a 12F distribution cable for installation to wall mount enclosures.
  • Properly perform one of the most basic splicers’ tasks, fusion splicing of “Pigtails”.
  • Demonstrate the proper way to strip, clean, cleave, and fusion splice 900µm fiber.
  • Properly wrap (form & dress) the fused fibers back into the splice holders.
  • Test the completed assembly to TIA Tier 1 standard

TL-19B Setting up a CCTV Video Surveillance System

  • Learn to set up and operate a CCTV system using the 2 most common cabling techniques; UTP PoE, and Fiber Optic.
  • Understand the application of media converters to operate a remote camera without the necessity of power available at the camera site.
  • To demonstrate various cable links, in combination, to extend cable segments beyond the 100 meter for Category rated UTP cable.

TL20-A – Determining Power and Loss Budgets

  • The student will learn to evaluate a simple campus fiber segment.
  • The student will learn to determine if a fiber segment will perform properly.

TL-31B 8P8C Category5e/6 Modular Plugs

  • The student will learn to properly ring and strip a Category rated cable jacket.
  • The student will learn to form and dress cable pairs for Category rated 8P8C Plug.
  • The student will learn to perform the basic tests parameters.
  • The student will learn to test in accordance with the TIA-568 performance requirements.

Prerequisites: None

Knowledge or experience in the areas of Fiber Optic Advantages and Applications, Cables, Connectors and Terminations, Enclosures and Panels, and Test Equipment would be helpful, but is not required.

Target Audience

This course is excellent for anyone involved in the fiber optics for Traffic System environments and anyone who designs, installs, maintains, or tests fiber optic cabling systems.

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On-Site
Training

Remember, if you have 5 or more students, we can bring our class to you at your own facility – saving you time and money!

Customized Training

Any of our courses can be customized to focus on your needs – like using specific equipment, or working in a particular situation.

Cancellation Policy

We reserve the right to cancel any course. A full refund will be provided unless the student elects to transfer to another course or time.

No refunds will be granted for student cancellation, but substitutions are permitted.