Check our FiberFest page for information about registration and the event itself.
Our next meeting will be on May 2, 2013 at the Westborough Doubletree. The presentation topic is New Fiber Optic Connector Technologies. We will also be giving out our scholarships at this meeting, so please join us. This is always a popular dinner meeting.
NEW FIBEROPTIC CONNECTOR TECHNOLOGIES
– Improving Link Reliability with New Expanded Beam Technology by Jerome Farnan, Winchester Electronics
– Fiber Optic Connectors with FBG-Based Identification System by Mark Graf, Diamond USA
Program will also include the NEFC annual scholarship awards.
6:00 – 6:45 Cocktails and Networking followed by dinner, our scholarship awards and our connector presentations/discussion.
REGISTRATION is open now
Call or email to register for this program
(617) 548-6332 OR email@example.com
A FEW PAST EVENTS
Our March 6, 2013 dinner meeting was a great success with almost 50 people attending.
Presentation by Russ Schomber, VP Network Services for Backhaul Services Group - “Connecting Wireless to the Wired Network”
September 18, 2012 - Jointly sponsored by the New England Fiberoptic Council and Broadband Communities Magazine, this event brought in a packed house with 50 attendees and some great discussions…
OPPORTUNITIES IN BROADBAND EXPANSION IN NEW ENGLAND
PRESENTATIONS FOLLOWED BY A PANEL DISCUSSION
MONICA WEBB, Chair of the Executive Committee for WiredWest, a municipal cooperative of over 40 towns in Western Mass. WiredWest is working with state and local organizations to build a financially sustainable, state-of-the-art fiber-optic network to serve everyone in this area.
PETER d’ERRICO, Chair of the Leverett Broadband Committee. Leverett MA is building a Municipal Fiber-to-the-Home (and other buildings) system.
ROBERT LEAVER, Consultant with New Commons, a think tank that focuses on fiber optic systems serving community anchor institutions
Dr. TIMOTHY NULTY, Project Director for ECFiber, a consortium of 23 Vermont towns building a universal FTTHome network in rural central VT.
STEVE ROSS – our moderator – Corporate Editor for Broadband Communities, a leading source of information on digital and broadband technologies for buildings and communities
Earlier in 2012 we had a packed house with 75-80 attendees in Springfield, MA…
NEW MARKET OPPORTUNITIES FOR
PHOTONICS AND FIBER OPTICS COMPANIES
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
See info and photos from that event - click here
June 3, 2013
Westford Regency Hotel and Conference Center – Westford, MA
9:00am – 4:00pm
To be held in conjunction with symposia on Telecom and other applications for fiber optics – see more details below.
This year, FiberFest is 100% free to attend. Walk the show, listen to the speakers, network with others in the fiberoptics industry… and pay nothing.
We will be giving away a wi-fi enabled tablet at FiberFest this year. Here is how to register to win:
- Register to attend – click the green ‘Attendee Registration’ button below
- Sign in when you get to the event – get a name tag and confirm your contact information
- This confirms your entry into our tablet drawing
- The winner will be drawn at the end of the show – 4pm. You do NOT have to be present to win, so come any time. We will contact the winner if he/she is not present.
NEW BROADBAND PRODUCTS & APPLICATIONS, OLANS and MEDICAL MARKETS
Director, Mass. Broadband Institute
Director Dumont will present a Mass Broadband123 network project update on the current status and future plans.
Corporate Editor, Broadband Communities Magazine
Mr. Ross will speak about fiber trends in broadband – MDU buildings are a hot deployment opportunity. Hear about where the real action is and what is driving it.
Senior Analyst CRU Group
Where is all that fiber going? Mr. Fay will give us a snapshot of the fiber optic cable market.
Entrepreneur Editor, OCT News
An Overview of Optical Coherence Tomography
President, The Fiber Optic Association
OLANs – Optical LANS – The New Architecture For Premise Networks
Director of Marketing – Arris
Passive Optical LANs and their applications for hospitals
FiberFest 2013 Exhibitor Listing
(as of 5/2/13)
- NextGen Telecom Services www.ngengroup.com
- Century Fiber Optics www.centuryfiberoptics.com
- Test-Rep Associates www.testrep.com
- JGR Optics www.jgroptics.com
- Adva Optical Networking www.advaoptical.com
- Concord Communications Associates www.ccairep.com
- Stellar Industries www.stellarind.com
- Fibernext www.fibernext.com
- Fiberon Technologies www.fiberon.com
- Lighthouse Technical Sales www.lighthouserep.com
- Optimark Fiber Optics www.optimark-fiber.com
- Fiber Optic Center www.focenter.com
- G4S Technology www.g4stechnology.com
- Multilink www.gomultilink.com
- Promet International www.promet.net
- The Fiber Optic Association www.thefoa.org
- Flylight Media www.flylightmedia.com
- Concord Communications Associates www.ccairep.com
- QuadOptics www.quadoptics.com
- Prysmian Group www.olson-marketing.com
- IPEX USA www.olson-marketing.com
- Sticklers Cleaners www.olson-marketing.com
- Fiber Connections www.fiberc.com
- Metachem Resins Corp www.mereco.com
- Winchester Electronics www.winchesterelectronics.com
- New England Board of Higher Education www.nebhe.org/programs
- Mississauga Training www.fiberoptictraining.com
- Three Rivers Community College
- GSR Global www.gsrusa.net
- Matrix Design