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Tower/Wireless Infrastructure

Primus provides a complete supply chain of tower equipment which allows citizens, businesses, and government to access information that is essential to the well-being and productivity of all.

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Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS)

The public's enjoyment of cultural, entertainment, and sporting events is heightened with unlimited access to reliable communications. Primus' DAS technologies help you stay connected with solutions that deliver coverage and capacity with reliable wireless service in challenging environments.

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Land Mobile Radio

From first responders to dispatched services with large vehicle fleets, Primus helps power your land mobile radio system with interoperability solutions that allow seamless communication between all units and those in need of assistance.

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Public Safety

Primus works with Planning and IT officials from design through installation and operation so that key officials and departments experience totally reliable connectivity. These solutions create a better informed public and improved security through early warnings, pubic alerts, and disaster preparedness.

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Utilities / Oil and Gas

An informed investment in telecom helps pave the way for next-generation energy solutions. Whether the need is for custom-designed or in-stock configurations, Primus provides the communications infrastructure that enables utilities to better monitor and control the production and delivery of power, gas, and electricity.

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Transportation

Travelers have spoken: they want total connectivity at all times. Wi-Fi services and a power outlet at every seat can increase ridership. The wide-ranging telecom solutions available from Primus meet the demands of consumers and also keep dispatchers connected to trains, buses, trucks, and ships that transport people and cargo and foster economic growth.

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Education

High-speed connectivity can increase enrollment through greater access to courses and study materials. When students can use remote learning, there are fewer absences caused by illness or truancy. Primus' communication solutions let school officials communicate swiftly with students, parents, employees, and neighbors. Primus delivers solutions that facilitate instruction and help protect people, buildings, equipment, and intellectual property.

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Healthcare

Primus provides telecommunications solutions that enable healthcare professionals to monitor patient health remotely, prevent life-threatening events, and quickly connect with first responders.

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Safety and Industry Training

Being safe on the job is not only a requirement, but also fundamental to completing a project on time. Primus has an extensive inventory of safety products from the highest quality manufacturers and is committed to helping customers acquire skills and competencies required to gain maximum value from product purchases and perform work safely.

Industry Training

Primus is excited to offer a number of classes, certifications, and educational presentations for your product and fall protection training needs. Click below to view popular trainings offered through our partners.

Anritsu - Access MasterTM OTDR

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Course Description:

A 1-day, instructor-led course, Access Master™ OTDR Certification is another high-quality Anritsu training. An opening lecture uses physical demonstrations of how Fiber Optics work, to make the theory concrete and memorable. Hands-on labs are extensive, and small class size provides plenty of instructor coaching. Certification is based on participation in hands-on exercises and passing a brief, written exam.

What You Receive:
- Course Manual - full color
- Official Anritsu Certification - on passing practical exam (ID card is mailed after training)
- Use of Anritsu instruments and equipment during the training
- Small group instruction
- Expert instructors with years of real-world experience

Who Should Attend:

  • Wireless Carriers
  • Base Station OEMs
  • Tower Companies
  • Field Engineers
  • Installers
  • Site Managers

Agenda:

  • Fiber Optic Theory
  • Optical Connector Cleaning and Inspection
  • OTDR Theory and Operation

Anritsu - Active DAS Certification

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Course Description:

Active DAS Certification is a 3-day course that teaches the theory and practical considerations and procedures of assembling, installing, and testing the active portions of Distributed Antenna Systems. Upon successful completion, students will know how to use the instruments to make measurements, interpret and analyze information to find problems and correct them, and have sound strategy for consistent documentation and efficient, effective workflow. The purpose and true value of this course is that it will teach students to do the job correctly the first time avoiding costly rework.

Anritsu's Active DAS Certification offers:
- 60% hands-on practice with the Access Master
- Instructor-led by an expert with 15 years of DAS engineering and installation experience
- All required tests and troubleshooting practiced on a Corning 1 Active DAS simulation they built
- Daily tests on theory to self-assess progress throughout
- Practice reading and interpreting industry-standard documentation and engineering parameters
- Hands-on fiber splicing and skills evaluation

Who Should Attend:

  • Indoor/Outdoor DAS Installers
  • DAS Project Managers
  • DAS System Test Technicians
  • Wireless Carriers
  • Base Station OEMs
  • Field Engineers
  • Site Managers

Prerequisites:

  • Familiarity with line sweeping and PIM testing principles and equipment are required to pass this course
  • Line Sweep Certification and PIM Certification are strongly recommended prior to attending this class
  • Though not required, the following free eLearning courses are highly recommended for anyone preparing to attend DAS Certification training:Site Master Line Sweep Web-Based eLearning Course, Line Sweep Interpretation Web-Based eLearning Course, and Portable PIM Master Web-Based eLearning Course

Cost: $2195 pp

Anritsu - Anritsu PIM Training

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Course Description:

This intense one-day instructor led training course focuses on making PIM measurements, using the MW82119A Model, covering theory, and labs. Students will learn technical aspects of PIM measurements, how to set up a PIM measurement, how to locate the PIM, and much more. Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive a PIM Measurement Certificate of Completion, along with a photo ID card, verifying the necessary skills and knowledge of PIM Master operation and PIM measurements.The last half of the class is used for taking the hands-on practical exam and the written exam. In the hands-on exam, students will be required to measure PIM and troubleshoot faults in a given cable transmission line.

What You Receive:
Course Manual
Certificate of Completion on passing exams
Photo ID Card

PIM Master Certified PIM Measurement Training Course

An intense one-day instructor led training course that focuses on making PIM measurements, using the MW82119A Model, covering theory, and labs.

  • Hands-on: Learn by doing the task - 50% of the course is hands-on.
  • Critical Emphasis: Fine tune the points and techniques that are of particular importance to certain operations. Skilled instructors and staff can tailor the module to the necessary requirements.
  • Cost Savings: Eliminate or significantly reduce travel expenses because training sessions are offered in various locations.
  • Schedule: Training sessions can be easily scheduled months in advance. Get more specific details regarding class location, including information about discounts or having a dedicated training session at a company site.

Who Should Attend:

  • Installers
  • Tower Companies
  • Wireless Carriers
  • Field Engineers
  • Site Managers
  • Base Station OEMS

You Will Learn:

  • Technical aspects of PIM Measurements
  • How to set up a PIM Measurement
  • Useful examples of what works and what doesn't
  • Interpreting results
  • Locating the PIM

Cost: $1295 pp

Anritsu - Anritsu Site Master Certified Line Sweep Training

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Course Description:

This intense two-day instructor led training course focuses on RF line sweep theory and technology. Students will learn technical aspects of line sweeping including how to set up a line sweep and how different system components affect line sweep measurements. Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive a Site Master Certificate of Completion, along with a photo ID card, verifying the necessary skills and knowledge of Site Master operation and RF line sweep training. The last four hours of the class are used for taking the hands-on practical exam and the written exam. In the hands-on exam, students will be required to troubleshoot faults in a given cable transmission line and measure system parameters.

What You Receive:
Course Manual
Certificate of Completion and Photo ID Card (upon passing the exams)

Specialized Site Master Line Sweep Training:

An intense two-day instructor led training course that focuses on RF line sweep theory and technology.

  • Hands-on: Learn by doing the task - 50% of the course is hands-on.
  • Critical Emphasis: Fine tune the points and techniques that are of particular line sweep operations. Skilled instructors and staff can tailor the module to the necessary requirements.
  • Cost Savings: Eliminate or significantly reduce travel expenses because training sessions are offered in various locations.
  • Schedule: Training sessions can be easily scheduled months in advance. Get more specific details regarding class location, including information on discounts or having a dedicated training session at a company site.

Who Should Attend Anritsu's Certified Line Sweep Training?

  • Wireless Carriers
  • Base Station OEMs
  • Tower Companies
  • Field Engineers
  • Installers
  • Site Managers

You Will Learn:

  • Technical aspects of line sweeping
  • How to set up a line sweep
  • How cable length, cable type, and system components affect line sweep measurements
  • How to use DTF to get accurate and meaningful distance to fault results
  • How to identify, locate, document, and resolve cable line transmission faults

Classes are taught using a combination of Site Master S331D's, S331E's, and S331L's. Students will receive a navigational aide handout showing the differences between the user interface of all 3 models.

Cost: $1395 pp

Anritsu - LMR Master User Training Course

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Course Description:

The S412E LMR Master from Anritsu is a single instrument that combines all of the tools required to install, maintain, and certify Land Mobile Radio systems.

This four day instructor-led class will give students a complete overview of the S412E LMR Master, enabling them to fully utilize the many features and functions provided in this compact and lightweight instrument. Extensive use of labs helps the student become proficient with the instrument. Students will sweep cables, tune Duplexers, learn to use a spectrum analyzer and measure AM/FM/PM, P25, NXDN, DMR2, PTC and LTE signals, learn about coverage mapping, get tips on hunting for interference, learn to use the Channel Scanner and Power Meter functions in the S412E.

Who Should Attend:

  • Field Engineerss
  • Field Technicians
  • Public Safety Equipment Distributors & Manufacturers

Students Learn:

  • Hands-on - Learn by doing! Learn the theory and perform the measurements. A significant portion of the course contains lab exercises with simulated signals and conditions measured with the S412E LMR Master.
  • Thorough Emphasis - Students will learn to perform typical measurements including line sweeping, over-the-air and demodulated RF measurements, power measurements, interference analysis, spectrum analyzer based measurements, and duplexer tuning.

Cost: $2495 pp

Anritsu - Passive DAS Certification

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Course Description:

This 3-day instructor-led course teaches the theory and practical considerations and procedures of assembling, installing, and testing Distributed Antenna Systems. Upon successful completion, students will know how to use the instruments to make measurements, interpret and analyze information to find problems and correct them, and have a sound strategy for consistent documentation and efficient, effective workflow. The purpose and true value of this course is that it will teach students to do the job correctly the first time avoiding costly rework.

Anritu's Passive Certification Offers:
- Students will learn: how to use a Site Master S331L and a PIM Master MW82119B
- What a DAS is and how it works
- DAS components, their functions, and performance ranges
- Line sweep and PIM theory
- Correct cleaning procedures for PIM testing
- Test and troubleshoot components and DAS assemblies and sub-assemblies for return loss, PIM, and insertion loss (cable and DAS measurements)
- Cable length measurement
- Antenna placement testing to avoid PIM sources in the environment
- How to build, test, and troubleshoot simulated DAS branches and DAS Floors
- How to use and to apply site maps and system diagrams
- DAS documentation

Who Should Attend:

  • Indoor/Outdoor DAS Installers
  • DAS Project Managers
  • DAS System Test Technicians
  • Wireless Carriers
  • Base Station OEMs
  • Field Engineers
  • Site Managers

Prerequisites:

  • Familiarity with line sweeping and PIM testing principles and equipment are required to pass this course
  • Line Sweep Certification and PIM Certification are strongly recommended prior to attending this class
  • Though not required, the following free eLearning courses are highly recommended for anyone preparing to attend DAS Certification training: Site Master Line Sweep Web-Based eLearning Course, Line Sweep Interpretation Web-Based eLearning Course, and Portable PIM Master Web-Based eLearning Course

Cost: $2195 pp

Bird - Bird Signalhawk® Certification Training

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2-Day Course
Training on the Signal Hawk includes more than the basic use of the unit; it also includes training in RF theory, communication systems and signals, noise sources, causes and interference, signal levels and power measurement, channel and adjacent power measurement, modulation types, filters, signal integrity, and a great deal more are included in the class. The class also includes engineering math in the explanation of decibels, dBm, and other measurements in relation to RF power measurement.

The class primarily focuses on the Bird Signal Hawk and its initial implementation as a spectrum analyzer. Students will be supplied with appropriate test equipment, but are encouraged to bring their own unit and all questions on signal analysis. The course is designed for all levels of understanding and expertise.

Attendees should include:

Field Engineers, Shop Technicians, Design Engineers, Communications Contractors, Site Construction Companies, and Communication Site Managers

Course Structure:

Class includes open lecture and hands-on training. The course is designed to be progressive giving all students the skills needed for real-world applications and problem solving. Techniques used in field and shop analysis will be discussed with advanced processes given for those who will use them.

Certification:

Upon completion of training, each participant will receive a Bird Spectrum Analyzer Certification, issued by the Bird Technologies Group that shows that the participant has acquired the skills and understanding to successfully operate the Bird Signal Hawk under field conditions covered by the course. Certification requires attendance at lecture sections and during hands-on practical applications. Testing of knowledge and skills will be part of the certification process.

Non-Certification Class:

Non-certification classes are also available which do not include testing, but does offer training with the products and processes. Good for those needing an overview or refresher, but not in depth operational training.

Cost: TBD

Bird - In-Building Coverage Certificate Training

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2-Day Course
TX RX Systems Inc., part of the Bird Technologies Group, through GES, offers specialized training in the assessment, design, installation and commissioning of RF coverage enhancement systems, as well as comprehensive, hands-on training in the operation and optimization of the TX RX Signal Booster product line. TX RX has expanded the number of features available for use in maximizing system uptime. The TX RX Signal Booster II is an easy to operate, user friendly solution for installers and maintenance technicians, and for site operators or owners, even under the most difficult installation conditions. The new Signal Booster II provides unparalleled performance and specifications making it the leader in indoor RF signal distribution products.

From caves and tourist attractions to airports and subways, TX RX Signal Boosters have found their way into critical applications that depend on maximum system uptime and operation under the most demanding of events and situations. Current societal needs for two-way communication in public safety demand 24/7, all the time operation with installations in locations such as courthouses, federal buildings, hotels, and sporting complexes. Airports, rail, subway stations and any other point of public transportation may require additional signal amplification to insure complete coverage to meet communication needs. TX RX Systems Inc. provides Signal Boosters for Private Wireless as well as Public Safety communication applications.

Attendees should include:

RF Site Managers, RF Site Technicians, RF Site Installers, RF Field Engineers, RF Systems Engineers

Course Structure:

Training Agenda (2 Days): Topics will include basic RF theory, FCC rules and regulations governing Signal Booster systems, typical applications, system design and optimization, equipment set-up and use, and system maintenance. The course is designed to accommodate users across a variety of applications and at various technical levels.

Certification:

Upon completion of training, each participant will receive Signal Booster II certification, issued by the BTG/GES that shows the participant has acquired the skills and understanding to successfully operate the Signal Booster II under the field conditions covered by the course. Signal Booster II Certification will require attendance at lecture sections and during hands-on practical applications. Testing of knowledge and skill will be part of the certification process.

Cost: TBD

CITCA - Authorized Climber Certification Course

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Course Description:

8-Hour Class
The Authorized Climber program is designed to prepare individuals with little or no experience to be able to safely climb and work on various types and sizes of towers. This course combines the cognitive and the psychomotor domains of training, which assures that the student will develop the knowledge base necessary to safely climb and work on towers, as well as the practical skill sets necessary to be able to safely perform his or her job functions.

Students will learn:

  • Regulatory safety standards
  • Basic skills necessary for safe tower work
  • Equipment commonly used
  • Engineering and work practice controls
  • Return demonstrations

Upon successful completion, the student shall:

  • Receive a certification of completion and photo ID card
  • Demonstrate proper knowledge, understanding, and application of the equipment used, as well as safe practices to be employed at all times when he or she is working on the tower

Cost:

$445 pp (1 student)
$415 pp (2-5 students)
$395 pp (6+ students)

CITCA - Tower Rescue and Competent Climber

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Course Description:

24-Hour Class, Three 8-Hour Days
This course exceeds the minimum requirements set by OSHA for the tower erection industry. Course contents includes, but is not limited to: rescue training, fall arrest systems, anchors, and accident reporting procedures. The course is taught by vertical rescue specialists and experts in the tower erection and rescue industry. Course exceeds the minimum requirements set by OSHA for the tower erection industry.

Upon successful completion, the student shall:

  • Describe situations where there should be a need for self and/or assisted rescues
  • Define and describe fall restraint systems
  • Define and describe fall arrest systems
  • Describe the use of all hardware and harnesses used by the AHJ Tie and define the uses of various knots/hitches
  • Tie and describe the uses of three types of harnesses
  • Describe what creates forces on suitable anchors and how they can be magnified or reduced
  • Define the purposes of Directionals
  • Describe how rope and/or webbing are employed in suitable anchor systems
  • List suitable and unsuitable anchor points with the following areas: buildings, vehicles, environmental
  • Describe circumstances where multiple anchors are needed
  • Describe the concept of load sharing/self equalizing anchors
  • Describe and demonstrate proper climbing techniques
  • Describe the AHJ and local policy for emergency rescue
  • Describe the AHJ and the local Accident Reporting and Investigation Process
  • Describe the AHJ and the local Incident Command Structure for handling an emergency

Cost:

$1,415 pp
$1,315 pp (2-5 students)
$1,115 pp (6+ students)

CITCA - Train-The-TraineR Courses (Authorized Climber and Tower Rescue/Competent Climber)

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Course Description:

CITCA’s Train-the-Trainer program gives business owners the opportunity to have their own employees trained as CITCA instructors, and allows them to offer CITCA’s acclaimed training courses as an in-house program, using their instructors, at their facility, at their convenience, and at a substantially less cost. At the same time, upon completion, their employees still receive CITCA certification, which is recognized and accepted across the nation.

Note: All CITCA instructors must first hold CITCA certification in the class they are being trained to teach.

Authorized Climber Train-the-Trainer

Trains the instructor to teach Authorized Climber, a one-day certification course that teaches basic tower climbing and tower safety techniques.

Tower Rescue / Competent Climber Train-the-Trainer

Trains the instructor to teach Tower Rescue and Competent Climber, a 24-hour course that provides training in advanced tower climbing techniques, as well as lifesaving training in techniques of self-rescue and partner rescue.

Cost: $799 pp

CommScope - Cabling For In-Building Wireless

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Course Description:

This course introduces the CommScope 'In-Building Wireless' Solution, its market and technology as well as specific Coax and Fiber products and their connectivity. Its aimed at entry level partners or anyone who will be involved in passive system design and installation and where the active DAS RF equipment will be designed and installed by others.

  • Study time: 7 hours
  • Webcast duration: 4 hours 15 min
  • Assessment duration: 30 min
  • Audience:

    There is a growing trend today to deploy Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) to enhance RF coverage inside buildings, whether it's public safety service, commercial, or both. The growing demand for enhanced in-building wireless coverage offers tremendous opportunities for CommScope Enterprise Partners and customers. So this course is aimed at partners (installers, designers, project managers), consultants, and customers specifically looking to deploy the cable infrastructure necessary to support active DAS equipment.

    Objectives

    • Understand the In-Building Wireless market, components, and products
    • Know how to identify buildings, conduct site surveys, and position antenna
    • Understand Coax technology, cables, and connectors used in In-Building Wireless
    • Introduce In-Building Wireless RF over Fiber technology, fiber cables, and connectors
    • Understand the fusion splicing process
    • Learn how to test and troubleshoot Coax and Fiber infrastructures

    Key Topics

    • In-Building Wireless Product overview - This lesson looks at the market for In-Building wireless, requirements, different CommScope solutions and their applications. It includes an introduction to both Active and Passive products. The remainder of the course deals solely with passive products, technology, design, and installation
    • Design and Engineering - Target buildings and In-Building coverage, antenna positioning, and site surveys
    • In-Building Wireless Coax Technology - This is an introduction to the parameters of coaxial cable
    • In-Building Wireless Coax Cables and Connectors - Introduces the Heliax range of cables and connectors used for In-Building Wireless
    • In-Building Wireless Coax Testing and Troubleshooting - Discusses the terms and technology used to test In-Building Wireless passive infrastructures
    • In-Building Wireless RF over Fiber Technology - Focus is on fiber basics with a specific view to singlemode and the details RF over Fiber technology
    • In-Building Wireless Fiber Cables and Connectors - Covers the singlemode cables and angled polished connectors used in In-Building Wireless systems
    • In-Building Wireless Fiber Splicing - Looks at fusion splicing
    • In-Building Wireless Fiber Testing - Concentrates on single mode testing

    CommScope - Connector Attachment Certification

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    This course replaces the classroom connector attachment course previously held by CommScope. This course is designed for new or established engineers to ensure that correct procedures for connector attachment are being carried out. The course emphasizes the best practices to ensure quality installations.

  • Study time: 4 hours
  • Webcast duration: 2 hours
  • Assessment duration: 15 min
  • Audience:

    This course is primarily aimed at installers and field engineers - those involved in hands-on termination. Quality control, project managers and anyone who works directly or indirectly with transmission line assemblies.

    Objectives:

    • Provide basic transmission line characteristics
    • Look at coaxial cable, installation and handling practices
    • Check out the different tools available to ensure termination is done to the highest standard
    • Understand different termination procedures for different types of connectors
    • Using the accompanying videos to follow the correct procedures
    • Be aware of what to look for when checking installed connectors
    • See the range of accessories to help the installation from hoisting grips to cable hangers
    • Ensuring that the installation is grounded correctly

    Key Topics

    Starting with basic transmission principals, which helps the student to understand why cables have to be looked after during installation, the course goes on to provide exercises in terminating connectors onto various cables. All current connector terminations are explained, with accompanying videos to ensure that all steps are covered. Students also look at cable handling and securing, together with grounding and weatherproofing.

    • Transmission Line Characteristics - Cable design, impedance and return loss, attenuation, component matching, phase and frequency, dc resistance, and cable design.
    • Coaxial Cable and Cable Handling - Cable types and ranges, Heliax, understanding different cable structures, differences between smooth and corrugated cables, bending, and handling.
    • Coax Connectors and Connector Handling - EZFit and positive stop, tooling and selection, termination videos, and checking terminations.
    • Cable and Connector Accessories - Hoisting grips, cable hangers, cable entry, grounding kits, lightning protection, and weatherproofing in all environments.

    CommScope - Fiber To The Antenna (FTTA)

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    Course Description:

    Cell Site Antenna is moving fast towards RRH and Active Antenna, and signaling is also changing to technologies such as LTE. So cell site feeder cable is increasingly moving to fiber optics. This course will provide a solid and detailed overview of fiber optic technology, CommScope's relevant fiber solutions, fiber theory, installation, and testing.

  • Study time: 7 hours
  • Webcast duration: hours 39 min
  • Assessment duration: 40 min
  • Audience:

    This course is suitable for installers, design engineers, project managers, field engineers, and anyone who works directly or indirectly with a wide area wireless communications system.

    Objectives:

    • Supply the tools and information to assist in understanding fiber optic cabling technology
    • Introduce the safety considerations both for OSP (Outside Plant) and handling of fiber and equipment
    • Gain a broad introduction to fiber theory in order to better understand the practical course topics
    • Introduce CommScope's cables and connectivity
    • Overview of fiber to the antenna (FTTA) solutions
    • Understand termination and splice methodology used with fiber and connectors
    • Detail design, testing, and installation requirements common to fiber optic systems

    Key Topics:

    • OSP Safety - Safety is the number one priority in any job. This lesson looks at example safety standards and considerations when installing OSP cables.
    • Fiber Safety - Apart from the site installation safety requirements covered, there are some additional risks with fiber that demand special care. This lesson explores the important considerations associated with handling fiber and their transmission systems.
    • Fiber Transmission Theory - This lesson covers in detail the technical parameters of fiber optic cabling technology and looks at some basic theory behind the propagation of light through optical fiber: propagation of light through an optical fiber, index of refraction, refraction vs. reflection, numerical aperture, attenuation, wavelength, spectral width, tx power and rx sensitivity, dispersion, bandwidth.
    • Fiber Types - This lesson covers in detail the technical parameters of relevant fiber types and the technology behind them. Gain an understanding of basic manufacturing principals and learn the multimode and singlemode fiber types.
    • Cable Design - This lesson covers in detail the design and construction of fiber optic cables to suit a wide variety of environments. It will include basic cable structure and design and OSP loose tube cable design.
    • Connectors and Accessories - This lesson will cover fiber optic connector design. This lesson will cover fiber optic connector design including technology, design, construction, and use. CommScope's Transmission Line Products will also be explored.
    • FTTA Solutions - Introduces CommScope's history and heritage in the wired and wireless market. Learn the trends in cell site technology and the increase in FTTA.
    • Fiber Splicing - This lesson covers the process of fiber optic splicing. Topics include splicing safety, fiber preparation, cleaving, fusion splicing techniques, process, and equipment.
    • Fiber Testing - This lesson covers the process of fiber optic testing. Topics include cleaning, inspection, channel loss, optical fiber testing using a light meter, source - optical loss test set (OLTS), and optical circuit fault finding using an OTDR.

    CommScope - HELIAX FiberFeed Certification

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    Course Description:

    This course covers the HELIAX FiberFeed Solution, a solution that provides power and fiber connectivity to Remote Radio Units (RRU) within one cable. The course steps through the product options available and then moves on to the installation. Following this, connecting tails, enclosures, and direct solutions are discussed. The last part of the course looks at fiber end face inspection which is a critical element of installation and troubleshooting.

  • Study time: 2 hours
  • Webcast duration: 43 min
  • Assessment duration: 40 min
  • Audience:

    Wireless partners and cells site installers wishing to understand the HELIAX FiberFeed solution.

    Objectives:

    The objective of this course is to introduce HELIAX FiberFeed solutions. As technology improves and greater bandwidth is demanded in the wireless communications field, the course looks at the cabling options available to provide power and fiber connectivity and the flexibility this solution provides.

    The training explores the complete channel from the bottom of the tower to the top, including the connection enclosures, the different patching tails available, and connections to the RRUs (Remote Radio Units). As the name FiberFeed suggests, there are fiber connections involved, so apart from handling the fiber correctly we detail the inspection process for the fiber end face and the connections, concentrating on cleanliness as this is critical to getting maximum performance.

    The inspection process and how to troubleshoot installations will also be discussed. Although this course doesn't provide the equipment to physically sample the work, it will provide enough information to understand where HELIAX FiberFeed can be used, the advantages it provides, and the inspection and troubleshooting process.

    Key Topics:

    • HELIAX FiberFeed Solutions - Hybrid System, Scaling FiberFeed, Cable Construction
    • HELIAX FiberFeed Installation - Installation, Protective Packaging, Link Lengths, Estimating, Hoisting, Hanger, Cable Stripping, Patch Panels and Grounding
    • HELIAX FiberFeed Hybrid Tails, Enclosures, and Direct Connection - Hybrid Tails, cable construction, OEM specific tails, weatherproofing, fiber enclosures, trunk connections, hoisting and direct mounting
    • HELIAX FiberFeed Inspection & Troubleshooting - Cleaning and inspection, fiber endface analysis, installation guidelines do's and don'ts, testing hybrid cables, fiber troubleshooting, service and support

    CommScope - PIM/VSWR Certification

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    The incidence and cost of PIM is no longer simply a nuisance, it is a critical threat to network efficiency, channel capacity and bottom line profit. This course is aimed at anyone who is involved in the designing and installation of wireless cellular infrastructures. The course details the importance of Passive Intermodulation (PIM) and Voltage Standing Wave Ratio (VSWR) as well as how to measure and mitigate it. Students successfully completing this course will be recognized as certified in these two topics, which are fundamental to the wireless industry.

  • Study time: 4 hours
  • Webcast duration: 2 hours
  • Assessment duration: 15 min
  • Audience:

    This course is primarily aimed at installers and field engineers - those involved in hands-on termination. Quality control, project managers and anyone who works directly or indirectly with transmission line assemblies.

    Objectives:

    • Understanding the fundamental parameters important to wireless infrastructures, including VSWR and PIM
    • Understand methods for testing and troubleshooting RF systems
    • Explore the equipment used and potential areas to consider when testing a site
    • Understanding PIM, its effects, and measurement
    • Know some of the test equipment available and how to conduct PIM testing
    • List considerations for ensuring good PIM performance for different components in a RF system

    Key Topics

    • Passive Intermodulation (PIM) and Voltage Standing Wave Ratio (VSWR) fundamentals - This lesson will help you to understand the fundamental parameters important to wireless infrastructures, including VSWR and PIM. It will cover what to look out for when testing and troubleshooting a system and how to help prevent PIM and other detrimental signal issues from occurring.
    • Line Sweep Testing - In this lesson, we will take a closer look at the testing and troubleshooting of a RF system.
    • VSWR Test Equipment and Operation - In this lesson, explore the potential areas to consider when testing a site and also look at the equipment used.
    • PIM Measurement - While PIM has been known and studied for many decades, wireless carriers have traditionally limited their PIM testing to labs. The more recent introduction of portable test equipment targeted at resolving PIM issues in the field has extended the topic to a much broader audience, including thousands of field operations personnel tasked with maintaining wireless networks. Carrier networks are aging and the ability to find PIM problems related to this aging is important. Installation, hardware quality, and hardware design also play an important role in determining PIM performance.
    • PIM Test Equipment and Operation - Production PIM test equipment was introduced in the 1990s to enable RF equipment manufacturers to verify the PIM performance of their products. More recently, portable PIM test equipment was introduced giving network operators the ability to perform PIM tests in the field. These field tests have proven effective at identifying components damaged in transport as well as installation workmanship issues on the RF infrastructure. As a result, field PIM testing has been increasingly adopted by wireless operators around the world as an essential test to certify optimum system performance.
    • RF Component Consideration - In this lesson, we will look at the considerations to ensure good PIM performance for different components in a RF system.

    ComStar - Telecommunications Training

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    The Comstar Telecommunications Training Program provides an alternative educational pathway to anyone seeking a career. COMSTAR, LLC has partnered with Cumberland University to provide exceptional training and professional development utilizing classroom and hands-on training practices. Whether it is fall protection or proper installation, COMSTAR delivers. Cumberland University is located in Lebanon, TN, approximately 16 miles from Nashville International Airport. The intense programs are designed to ensure that graduates are fully trained and prepared for their new career in the telecommunications industry. With 47 different certifications and course offerings, Comstar teaches not only how to climb, but also build!

    Harger - Ultraweld Exothermic Welding Power Point Presentation and Certification Training

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    This presentation and certification training provides an understanding of the Ultraweld exothermic welding process, presented as a means of making permanent electrical grounding connections. The tools required to make a connection as well as the inspection process are discussed.

    Presentation and Training Overview:

    This training is hands-on and provides an understanding of Harger's Ultraweld exothermic welding process. The exothermic welding process is presented as a means of making permanent electrical grounding connections. The tools required to make a connection as well as the inspection process, safety, and trouble-shooting are also discussed.

    Students will receive a certification card after successful completion of training.

    Cost: Free

    JMA - Wireless Connector Attachment Training

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    This 4-hour connector training certification is designed for site installers as first time installers or people requiring a refresher course. The training includes a hands-on tech demonstration of cable preparation and connector installation and evaluations of up to 10 prep/install parameters. Upon successful completion of training, students will receive a certification card.

    Presentation and Training Overview:

    • Presentation of features/benefits failure modes
    • Demonstration of proper techniques, hands-on tech cable/connector jumper completion

    Requirements:

    Starting with basic transmission principals, which helps the student to understand why cables have to be looked after during installation, the course goes on to provide exercises in terminating connectors onto various cables. All current connector terminations are explained, with accompanying videos to ensure that all steps are covered. Students also look at cable handling and securing, together with grounding and weatherproofing.

    • Each training session requires 8 to 10 students
    • Location, seating, tables, and cables must be provided by the customer
    • At least one set of JMA tools must have been purchased and be present at the training session

    Cost: Free

    Kaelus - PIM Training (Non-Certified and Certified)

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    Effective Passive Intermodulation (PIM) testing requires knowledge, practical skills, and properly maintained test equipment. Kaelus offers a variety of training options that teach engineers, technicians, and installation crews the skills needed to construct and maintain “low PIM” RF infrastructure.

    Non-Certification PIM Training (Level 0)

    Introductory Training classes are available that provide an overview of PIM testing that is suited for audiences with a broad range of technical skills. This class defines PIM in easy-to-understand terms, identifies typical PIM sources and describes how to safely operate PIM test equipment to repair RF infrastructure

    Non-certification training covers:

    • Passive Intermodulation fundamentals
    • PIM sources at a cell site
    • PIM testing vs. RL testing
    • Test power level & frequencies
    • Test Equipment overview
    • Safety precautions
    • Making a measurement
    • Recording results
    • Test methodology
    • Equipment functional checkes
    • Proper test methods / sequence
    • Antenna testing procedure

    Attendees should include:

    RF design engineers, RF optimization engineers, Site maintenance technicians, Management, Installation project leaders, Installation techniques, PIM test technicians

    Certification PIM Training (Level 1)

    Technician Certification training classes are also available that include a practical as well as written exam requiring students to demonstrate test proficiency and show that they have an understanding of the course materials presented. Class size for technician certification training is limited to ensure that each student receives sufficient time with the instructor and the test equipment. Certification training is recommended for individuals who lead PIM test crews or who perform PIM testing in the field as a job requirement.

    Certification training covers all items found in Non-Certification Training as well as:

    Practical exam - Student must demonstrate to instructor:

    • Proper equipment set-up
    • Proper testing technique
    • Ability to create reports

    Written exam - Verifies student understands the course material presented

    Attendees should include:

    Site maintenance technicians, PIM test technicians

    Cost: TBD

    ODM - Fiber Optic Test and Inspection Training

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    Certification Training Courses:

    ODM's Certified Fiber Optic Test and Inspection course is a focused, hands-on training course that provides students with the skills necessary to install, inspect, test and maintain all fiber optic systems.

    Through this industry-specific course, students will learn fiber optic theory, international standards, and the latest techniques for fiber optic connector endface analysis and cleaning. An in-depth review of industry-accepted dB insertion loss measurements and OTDR principles round out the curriculum.

    ODM-certified trainers conduct group classes on-site at private locations provided by the customer or at a nearby location. We can also make special arrangements for individual learners. Classes can be customized to each contractor's close-out requirements and will include validation with written exams and hands-on training. Course certification remains valid for two years.

    Private Classes require a minimum of 12 students

    Course Outline:

    • Industry-standard fiber connector inspection and pass/fail analysis to IEC 61300-3-35
    • Current fiber optic endface cleaning techniques - dry cleaning and wet/dry cleaning methods
    • dB Loss measurements, optical return loss measurements, and OTDR principles
    • Close-out requirements for all current and past wireless programs
    • One-hour hands-on training
    • Certification exam

    Cost:

    $495 pp (1-7 students)
    $450 pp (8-11 students)
    $395 pp (12-16 students)

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