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  • NEXT MEETING

    May 26, 2015
    Impact of Fiber Laser Technology on the Materials Processing Market

    SHERATON FRAMINGHAM, 6 PM
    Bill Shiner
    VP, Industrial Markets
    IPG PHOTONICS

    Register on this page.
    Members: $40   Non-Members: $45

    PAST EVENTS

    May 2, 2014
    Martin Seifert, President, Nufern. Presentation on new optical fibers.

    April 1, 2015
    Alan Davis, President, Capenet LLC

    Nov. 19, 2014
    The New Hampshire FastRoads Last Mile Network 

    Jan. 28, 2014
    Panel Discussion on Test Equipment for Advanced Network Design

    MODERATOR:
    STEPHEN HARDY
    Editorial director and associate publisher of Lightwave
    PANELISTS:
    Hamid Jahani, Ph.D, , Business Development Manager, JGR Optics
    He will discuss the optical specifications requirements for optical networks, and the proposed test standards.
    Scott Boyle, Concord Communications / JDSU
    Network monitoring, assurance solutions and professional services  ensure high quality of experience (QoE) for voice, data, messaging, & multimedia services over both fiber & wireless networks.
    Michael Scholten, Senior Product Marketing Manager, AFL’s NOYES Test & Inspection division.
    What is unique about testing PON & live PON networks; what is the difference between troubleshooting & certifying new fiber networks.

    October 16, 2013: APPLICATIONS FOR DWDM

    Service providers seeking to optimize their fiber plant and reduce construction and infrastructure costs have often looked to WDM (Wave Division Multiplexing) solutions to make the most of the fibers they have in place. In addition, the ability to multiplex multiple services on fewer fibers is a benefit when leasing or paying for fiber runs.

    May 2, 2013: 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 included the NEFC annual scholarship awards

    March 6, 2013: Connecting Wireless to the Wired Network

    Presentation by Russ Schomber, VP Network Services for Backhaul Services Group

    September 18, 2012: Opportunities in Broadband Expansion in New England

    Publick House, 
Sturbridge, MA – PRESENTATIONS FOLLOWED BY A PANEL DISCUSSION

    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…

    Speakers

    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

    February 7, 2012: New Market Opportunities for Photonics and Fiber Optics Companies

    See info and photos from that event – Click Here

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  • FIBERFEST

    FiberFest is a regional one day trade show sponsored by the NEFC. It is scheduled every 2-3 years. It was last held in 2013. E-mail info@nefc.com for schedule updates.

    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.

     

    Presentations on:

    NEW BROADBAND PRODUCTS & APPLICATIONS, OLANS and MEDICAL MARKETS

    Speakers:

    -Judith Dumont
    Director, Mass. Broadband Institute
    Director Dumont will present a Mass Broadband123 network project update on the current status and future plans.

    -Steve Ross
    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.

    -Patrick Fay
    Senior Analyst CRU Group
    Where is all that fiber going? Mr. Fay will give us a snapshot of the fiber optic cable market.

    -Eric Swanson
    Entrepreneur Editor, OCT News
    An Overview of Optical Coherence Tomography

    -Jim Hayes
    President, The Fiber Optic Association
    OLANs – Optical LANS – The New Architecture For Premise Networks

    -Michael Cookish
    Director of Marketing – Arris
    Passive Optical LANs and their applications for hospitals

     

    FiberFest 2013 Exhibitor Listing

    (as of 5/2/13)

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